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120 Nat’l Guard Members Return From Afghanistan

One-hundred-twenty members of the Minnesota National Guard are returning from their year-long deployment to Afghanistan, where they trained and mentored soldiers in the Afghan National Army.

04/04/2013

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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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MN Guard Continues With Minot Flood Fight

The first rotation of 120 Minnesota National Guard soldiers helping with the battle against Souris River flooding in Minot is wrapping up its work this week as the second two-week rotation heads in.

07/20/2011

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Minn. Councilman To Be Deployed To Afghanistan

Sartell City Councilman David Peterson is heading back overseas with the Minnesota Army National Guard.

06/14/2011

Soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard's 34th Red Bull Infantry Division, 34th Combat Aviation Brigade, B Company, 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 211th Aviation Regiment in a send-off ceremony on Nov. 27, 2010. (credit: CBS)

U Of M To Study War Effects On Military Families

Researches at the University of Minnesota are recruiting hundreds of National Guard and Reserve families to find out the best ways to support them.

05/18/2011

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Study Gives Parenting Techniques To Guard Families

A new study at the University of Minnesota is helping military parents deal with the stress of parenting — on top of the stress of returning from deployment.

04/29/2011

Soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard's 34th Red Bull Infantry Division, 34th Combat Aviation Brigade, B Company, 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 211th Aviation Regiment in a send-off ceremony on Nov. 27, 2010. (credit: CBS)

St. Cloud Troops Headed To Afghanistan

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (WCCO) — As the war in Afghanistan continues, so does the deployment of local troops to help the cause. A group of soldiers with the Minnesota National Guard leave Sunday. They are with […]

04/21/2011

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New Ulm Hosts Huge National Guard Send Off

A celebration ceremony was held in New Ulm Saturday for hundreds of Minnesota guardsmen and women who will be leaving soon to serve in Iraq.

04/03/2011

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460 Minn. National Guard Soldiers Deploy To Kuwait

The Minnesota National Guard says 460 soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 125th Field Artillery are preparing to go on a one-year deployment in the Middle East.

03/31/2011

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Dayton To Address National Guard Dinner

Minnesota’s new commander in chief is the featured speaker at a state National Guard event.

03/26/2011

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40 Percent Chance Of Breaking Flood Record In Scott, Carver Co.

People in Scott and Carver County are preparing for possible record flooding this year.

03/04/2011

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