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August 30, 2017
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., center, talks about legislation to improve benefits for National Guard and Reserve personnel. She is flanked by Col. Brian Melton, left, chief of staff for the Minnesota National Guard, and Col. Anthony Polashek, commander of the 934th Airlift Wing, based in the Twin Cities. (Helmut Schmidt/Forum News Service
Klobuchar seeks improved benefits for Guard, Reserve
August 30, 2017 - 6:00pm
October 4, 2011
Members of the Patriot Guard served as honor guards at the funeral on Monday for Russell Castro, 37. The Minnesota National Guard soldier and father of three died Sept. 23 after being diagnosed about one year ago with leukemia. He had served a 16-month deployment in Iraq with the "Red Bulls," and his unit is currently deployed in Kuwait. (Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny)
Patriot Guard honors Willmar, Minn., soldier's service
October 4, 2011 - 12:00am
January 5, 2011
Changes in works at armories across area
January 5, 2011 - 12:00am
October 29, 2010
Letter: Bad task for soldiers
October 29, 2010 - 12:00am
Letter: Bad task for soldiers
October 29, 2010 - 12:00am
September 2, 2010
Eight local soldiers died in Mideast
September 2, 2010 - 11:34am
September 1, 2010
Hundreds from area deployed; seven lost their lives
September 1, 2010 - 12:00am
August 31, 2010
Gopher mascot "Goldy," left, shakes hands with BOLD football player Andrew Brooks before the start of last year's kickoff event to benefit troops serving overseas. BOLD is challenging YME in this year's "Silver for Soldiers'' competition. (Tribune file photo)
'Silver for soldiers' challenge seeks to benefit troops from the region
August 31, 2010 - 12:00am
August 7, 2010
More than 550 Minnesota National Guard troops with the 1st Battalion, 151st Field Artillery stood tall Friday on the Montevideo High School football grounds for a welcome home and change of command ceremony. Gov. Tim Pawlenty, first lady Mary Pawlenty, U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar and U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson were among those on the stage welcoming the troops home. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny
Officials, area residents attend change of command, welcome ceremony
August 7, 2010 - 12:00am
July 22, 2010
From left are Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, South Dakota Gov. Michael Rounds, Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas, Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and Gen. McKinley, chief of the National Guard Bureau, as the governors visit the Al Faw Palace in Baghdad, Iraq. (Submitted photo courtesy of Gov. Tim Pawlenty's office)
Pawlenty sees improved Iraq
July 22, 2010 - 12:00am
June 19, 2010
State assisting areas hit by storm
June 19, 2010 - 12:00am
June 10, 2010
In this Feb. 11 file photo, Gen. Larry Shellito of Alexandria, center, leads Gov. Tim Pawlenty, second from left, and others out of the House chamber following the governor's final State of the State speech. Shelito announced Wednesday that he plans to step down as state adjutant general Oct. 31. Tribune photo by Don Davis
Minnesota National Guard leader prepares for exit
June 10, 2010 - 12:00am
April 5, 2010
A crowd welcomes the buses carrying the troops with the 1st Battalion, 151st Field Artillery Saturday at the Montevideo Training and Command Center. Tribune photo by Ron Adams
Welcome home
April 5, 2010 - 12:00am
February 25, 2010
Local troops reaching home stretch in deployment
February 25, 2010 - 11:56am
January 26, 2010
Olivia armory gives shelter to 75 stranded motorists
January 26, 2010 - 8:37am