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Finding Minnesota: The Biathlon At Camp Ripley

With cross country skis at his side and a rifle on his back, Minnesota native Winn Roberts was recently back where he began — the biathlon course at Camp Ripley.

03/05/2013

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Dayton To Head To Norway For Troop Celebration

Gov. Mark Dayton will make a quick trip to Norway next weekend to recognize Minnesota’s 40-year-old troop exchange with the Scandinavian country.

02/15/2013

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Minn. To Hold Veterans Day Program Sunday

The commander of Minnesota’s famed “Red Bulls” will speak at the official State of Minnesota Veterans Day program Sunday.

11/10/2012

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Minn. ‘Agri-Business’ Soldiers Return Home

Seventeen Minnesota soldiers who have been serving in the war in Afghanistan are being welcomed home.

09/25/2012

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Opinion: Even On 9/11 Obama And Romney Can’t Resist Political Attacks

The thought of going an entire day without political campaigning out respect of those who lost their lives on 9/11/2001 was a nice and extremely appropriate thought. However, disappointing to many, it wasn’t the respectful day totally without political bickering that was expected by many who were watching and listening.

09/12/2012

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Twin Cities Habitat Launches Veterans Outreach

Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity is starting a new effort to help military veterans find affordable housing.

09/08/2012

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A Bumpy Ride Ends At Duluth Airport

An Allegiant Air plane had to return to Duluth and make an emergency landing after engine trouble.

05/19/2012

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U.S. Congress Working To Restore Paid Leave For Troops

Some 2,000 Minnesota Red Bulls and more than 45,000 other National Guard troops nationwide are only a single vote away from having a much needed financial benefit restored to their military service package.

05/16/2012

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Hundreds Of Nat’l Guard Red Bulls Welcomed Home

It’s a day many Minnesota families have dreamed about for an entire year. More Minnesota National Guard Red Bulls are now home. The homecoming stretched from Anoka to Winona, with eleven buses carrying more than 220 soldiers from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division.

05/04/2012

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Minn. National Guard ‘Red Bulls’ Return Home

Hundreds more Minnesota National Guard members are returning home to friends and family Wednesday.

04/18/2012

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Minnesota National Guard Joins Fight Against Wadena Co. Wildfire

The Minnesota National Guard has joined the fight against a wildfire that has burned more than 1,400 acres near Nimrod in north-central Minnesota.

04/09/2012

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Maplewood Man Gets Year In Jail For Crash That Killed Vet

In a packed Washington County courtroom, family, friends and fellow guard members of 34-year-old Brian Jacobson made certain that justice would be served.

02/24/2012

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Last Vietnam Vet Retiring From ND National Guard

The last North Dakota National Guard member to have served in the Vietnam War is retiring this week.

11/30/2011

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Iraq Vet, Franken Staffer Joins DFL Field In 8th

An Iraq war veteran and former staffer to U.S. Sen. Al Franken is joining the Democratic race to unseat freshman Republican Chip Cravaack in northern Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District.

10/05/2011

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‘Fighting Farmers’ Deploy Friday For Afghanistan Mission

Nearly two dozen “fighting farmers” from the Twin Cities will head off to support Operation Enduring Freedom.

09/30/2011

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