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Minnesota National Guard
August 30, 2017
Minnesota National Guard ready to deploy if needed for Harvey relief
ST. PAUL — Minnesota's National Guard is ready to deploy to the Gulf Coast to help with hurricane relief efforts but hasn't yet been asked to help. Adjutant Gen. Richard Nash said his staff are preparing for a deployment that could include the Minnesota National Guard's boats and...
August 30, 2017 - 7:34pm
Governor taps Minnesota Guard chief of staff as new leader
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton did not have to look far to find the next "superbly well qualified" leader to replace Adj. Gen. Richard Nash as...
August 30, 2017 - 6:52pm
August 8, 2017
6 generals are finalists to lead Minnesota National Guard
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton will interview five brigadier generals and a major general this week in his quest to replace longtime Minnesota...
August 8, 2017 - 8:53pm
July 18, 2017
Star warriors: Camp Ripley hosts national 'Best Warrior' competition
CAMP RIPLEY, Minn. — U.S. Army National Guard soldiers came from every corner of the country to "embrace the suck" while they compete in...
July 18, 2017 - 8:36pm
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