CAMP RIPLEY - A national biathlon event is being held at Camp Ripley.

The 29th annual Chief of the National Guard Bureau Biathlon Championships start today (Saturday) and run through Thursday.

The biathlon is an Olympic sport that combines cross-country skiing with marksmanship.  Minnesota National Guard member Jake Dahlberg is among the competitors.

The public is invited to Camp Ripley for the final series of races on Wednesday and Thursday.  Admission is free.