Minnesota National Guard's Inauguration Mission Coincides With Its CentenaryAmong the troops in Washington D.C. for Wednesday's presidential inauguration are about 850 members of the Minnesota National Guard.
Minnesota National Guard Sends 850 Troops To Washington D.C.After reviewing the threats to its own state, Minnesota decided it could significantly increase its contribution and will send 850 Guard rather than the 130 initially tapped to go.
Walz Activates Minnesota National Guard To Defend Capitol Building Gov. Tim Walz activated the Minnesota National Guard on Wednesday to boost security in St. Paul in the wake of the deadly attack on the nation's Capitol last week and reports of armed protests planned at capitol buildings across the country.
MN Nat'l Guard Chaplains Reflect On George Floyd Protests, Lessons Learned: 'The Work Isn't Done'National Guard troops were deployed during this summer’s widespread unrest over racial injustice following George Floyd’s death in police custody in Minneapolis, and again this fall in the city as a surge in violent crime collided with heated debate over law enforcement and race.
'It's Definitely Stressful': Historic Year For Minnesota National Guard ActivationsIt's been a historic year of state activations for the Minnesota National Guard. Only WCCO was there as soldiers recently reported again for duty.
More Boards Go Up At Twin Cities Area Businesses As Election Day ArrivesMinneapolis Police say they will continue to plan for the worst and hope for the best when it comes to security, post election.
Minnesota National Guard Member Returns Home Early To Meet Newborn DaughterFive members of the 34th Expeditionary Combat Brigade were allowed to come home two weeks earlier than the rest, in order to meet the children that were born while they were away.
Minnesota National Guard: Nearly 700 Soldiers Return Home After A Year DeployedNearly 700 soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard's St. Paul-based 34th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade (ECAB) are returning home this week after a year deployed.
National Guard Called To Austin Nursing Home To Help With COVID OutbreakWorkers at the Sacred Heart Care Center say they've confirmed 17 cases of COVID on the premises -- 10 of which are residents, and the other seven staffers at the Skilled Nursing Facility.
Hundreds Take To Minneapolis Streets, National Guard Activated After Derek Chauvin's ReleaseHundreds of mostly peaceful protesters took to the streets of Minneapolis Wednesday night following the release of former police officer Derek Chauvin, who's charged in the death of George Floyd.
Unrest In The Twin Cities: Senate Committee Reports Minneapolis Police Requested National Guard EarlyThe Republican-controlled Senate Transportation and Public Safety Committee says a Minneapolis police commander sent a detailed request on May 27, after the first night of violent protests.
Bill Hudson Revisited: Minnesota National Guard Keeps The Peace In Bosnia (2003)Among the thousands of stories WCCO’s Bill Hudson has told in his career, he recalls a Christmas trip to Bosnia in 2003.
1,000 Law Enforcement Members On Minneapolis Streets After Downtown RiotThere was a strong show of force in Minneapolis Thursday night, 24 hours after rioting and looting erupted on the streets.
Gov. Walz Names Brigadier General Shawn Manke As New Leader Of The Minnesota National GuardGov. Tim Walz on Wednesday announced the new leader of the Minnesota National Guard.
18-Year-Old Nat’l Guardsman From Fridley Accused Of Possessing Child PornographyAn 18-year-old Minnesota National Guardsman from Fridley has been accused of possessing child pornography.