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Minnesota National Guard

September 9, 2016
Severe weather tears off roofs, damages new solar array at Camp Ripley
September 9, 2016 - 9:50am
February 25, 2016
Col. Sandra Best
First woman to hold rank of brigadier general in Minnesota National Guard
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. (CAROLYN LANGE | TRIBUNE)
Final farewell
October 11, 2015 - 11:19pm
October 8, 2015
Mario Valero looks on during a ceremony Thursday to bid farewell to members of the Minnesota National Guard 682nd Engineering Battalion, who will be deployed to Kuwait. Valero, a private first class, joined the National Guard last year after graduating from Willmar Senior High School. (DAN BURDETT |TRIBUNE)play button
159 soldiers prepare for nine months in Kuwait
October 8, 2015 - 11:32pm
October 5, 2015
Sgt. Adam Welke, West Concord, matches his gear to his master list while packing up Sept. 11 in Willmar for the upcoming deployment to Kuwait of the 682nd Engineering Battalion based in Willmar. (Rand Middleton | Tribune)play button
Convoy, deployment ceremony planned Thursday for Willmar's Guard unit
October 5, 2015 - 12:36am
July 29, 2015
Lawmakers consider allowing National Guard members to carry firearms without permits
July 29, 2015 - 11:17pm
March 26, 2015
Minnesota Guardsman charged with producing child porn while in Afghanistan
March 26, 2015 - 9:00am
January 22, 2014
Five Litchfield Guard members wounded in Afghanistan
January 22, 2014 - 12:14pm
July 23, 2009
The body of Spc. James Wertish returned home Thursday afternoon in a procession to Olivia. Wertish, 20, was killed in the July 16 attack in Iraq, along with Spc. Carlos E. Wilcox IV, 27, of Cottage Grove, and Spc. Daniel P. Drevnick, 22, of Woodbury. Photo by Ron Adams.
Wertish family brings slain soldier home to Olivia
July 23, 2009 - 5:01pm