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Minnesota National Guard
April 13, 2017
Minnesota Power dedicates 60-acre solar farm at Camp Ripley
CAMP RIPLEY — There was more wind than sun at this National Guard base near Brainerd on Thursday morning, but the state's newest solar...
April 13, 2017 - 8:25pm
April 9, 2017
Minnesota city remembers 75th anniversary of Bataan Death March
BRAINERD, Minn.—A ceremony Sunday morning marked the 75th anniversary of a Brainerd National Guard unit's part in the Bataan Death March...
April 9, 2017 - 6:37pm
March 18, 2017
Outside Camp Ripley, pine trees and prairie stand sentinel
CAMP RIPLEY, Minn. — Two years ago, Minnesota lawmakers jump started efforts to keep the area around Minnesota's main military base green and...
March 18, 2017 - 4:30pm
February 13, 2017
Missing Minnesota National Guard member found dead near Duluth
DULUTH — The body of a Minnesota National Guard member reported missing this past weekend has been found. Joel Costa, a 32-year-old National...
February 13, 2017 - 11:47am
September 9, 2016
Severe weather tears off roofs, damages new solar array at Camp Ripley
LITTLE FALLS, Minn.—A storm Wednesday night damaged barracks buildings and set back the opening of a new solar panel array at the Minnesota...
September 9, 2016 - 9:50am
February 25, 2016
First woman to hold rank of brigadier general in Minnesota National Guard
Air Force Col. Sandra Best will make history today when she is promoted to brigadier general, becoming the first female officer to hold such...
February 25, 2016 - 2:01pm
October 11, 2015
Buses transporting 159 members of the 682nd Engineering Battalion based in Willmar were led out of town by members of the Patriot Guard Sunday...
October 11, 2015 - 11:19pm
October 8, 2015
159 soldiers prepare for nine months in Kuwait
WILLMAR — A crowd in the hundreds gathered Thursday in the gymnasium at Willmar Senior High School to say farewell to the 159 members of the...
October 8, 2015 - 11:32pm
October 5, 2015
Convoy, deployment ceremony planned Thursday for Willmar's Guard unit
WILLMAR — Members of the 682nd Engineering Battalion based in Willmar will be leaving later this month for a nine-month deployment to Kuwa...
October 5, 2015 - 12:36am
July 29, 2015
Lawmakers consider allowing National Guard members to carry firearms without permits
ST. PAUL — State lawmakers discussed the possibility of allowing Minnesota National Guard members to carry firearms without permits at a public hearing Wednesday. The information-only hearing came two weeks after a shooting at a Chattanooga, Tenn., military recruiting center that...
July 29, 2015 - 11:17pm
March 26, 2015
Minnesota Guardsman charged with producing child porn while in Afghanistan
LAKEVILLE — A Minnesota National Guardsman from Lakeville was indicted Wednesday on one count of producing child pornography while deployed in Afghanistan. A U.S. judge ordered 28-year-old Andrew L. Schiller detained pending trial. He is accused of chatting on Skype with a 14-year-old...
March 26, 2015 - 9:00am
January 22, 2014
Five Litchfield Guard members wounded in Afghanistan
Five Minnesota National Guard soldiers from the Litchfield unit have been wounded in an attack in Afghanistan. The five are members of the 849th Mobility Augmentation Company based in Litchfield. The unit deployed 95 members to Afghanistan last July. They are scheduled to...
January 22, 2014 - 12:14pm
July 23, 2009
Wertish family brings slain soldier home to Olivia
The body of Spc. James Wertish, 20, one of three Minnesota National Guard soldiers killed in an insurgent attack last week at a military base...
July 23, 2009 - 5:01pm