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Fallen Marine Returns Home to Waseca

South-central Minnesota residents lined a procession route and held flags to pay their respects to a 20-year-old Marine killed in Afghanistan.

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Marine From Waseca Killed in Afghanistan

A Marine from the southern Minnesota city of Waseca has died in Afghanistan.

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Soldiers practice shooting at Camp Ripley (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Soldiers practice shooting at Camp Ripley (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Mother of Injured Litchfield Guardsman Talks to Son

The mother of one of the five Minnesota National Guard members injured in an attack in Afghanistan says she was able to talk to her son and hear that he'll be OK.

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Five Litchfield Guard Members Injured in Afghanistan

The Minnesota National Guard says five of its members have been injured in an attack in Afghanistan.

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Chisholm-Based Guard Unit Headed to Afghanistan

A Minnesota National Guard unit based in Chisholm is on its way to Afghanistan.

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Minnesota Native Among 7 Killed in Carge Plane Crash [VIDEO]

The Minnesota stepfather of one of the seven Americans killed in a cargo plane crash in Afghanistan says his son knew the risks of his job and was happy to volunteer. Jeremy Lipka, formerly of Pine Island, was one of the two pilots and five other cargo plane workers killed Monday when their National Air Cargo plane crashed near an Air Force base in Afghanistan.

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Soldiers Return After Year in Afghanistan

Soldiers returned to their families in Monticello after a year in Afghanistan.

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Winona Teacher Receives Check to Cover Lost Pay

A Minnesota teacher says he's "overwhelmed" after receiving a check to cover pay lost while he was stationed in Afghanistan.

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St. Cloud Hosts Ceremony for Soldiers Headed to Afghanistan [VIDEO, AUDIO]

Around 50 National Guard Soldiers, joined by family, friends and officials, were honored in a deployment ceremony in St. Cloud on Friday morning.

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Minnesota Marine Killed in Afghanistan

A 21-year-old Marine from Minnesota has died in Afghanistan. The Department of Defense said Thursday that Cpl. Taylor J. Baune, of Andover, died in combat Wednesday in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

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