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Minnesotans Who Have Died in Iraq, Afghanistan

After nearly nine years, the war in Iraq has been formally shut down. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and other U.S. officials took part in a Baghdad ceremony today retiring the flag of U.S. Forces-Iraq.

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10 Years of War: National Guard as Strong as Ever [AUDIO,VIDEO]

The 10th anniversary of the war in Afghanistan quietly came and went last week. It's the longest conflict ever for the United States. Soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard have been called on to help fight in the war since May of 2004.

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17 Soldiers Returning To Brainerd Area From Afghanistan

Seventeen soldiers who have been serving in Afghanistan for the past 10 months are scheduled to return to Minnesota. The troops are members of the U.S. Army Reserve's 309th Engineering Company.

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Buffalo Area Marine Killed in Afghanistan

A Minnesota Marine from near Buffalo died Tuesday while conducting combat operations in Helmand Province of Afghanistan.

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Sartell Councilman To Be Deployed To Afghanistan

Sartell City Councilman David Peterson is heading back overseas with the Minnesota Army National Guard. Peterson, who's a captain in the National Guard, says he's being deployed for the second time in three years - this time to serve a seven-month stint in Afghanistan.

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Family, Friends Share Memories Of St. Paul Soldier

Family and friends of a 25-year-old St. Paul soldier killed in Afghanistan are planning to share memories of him at a news conference. Army Spc. Joseph Kennedy was killed Friday when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms.

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St. Paul Soldier Killed In Afghanistan

A 25-year-old man from St. Paul is being remembered as a savvy builder and loyal, well-liked friend. Spc. Joseph A. Kennedy died Friday in Helmand province, Afghanistan, from injuries sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire.

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29 Airmen Leave Minnesota, Prep For Mission In Afghanistan

Twenty-nine engineers in the U.S. Air Force Reserve have left Minnesota to train for a six-month mission in Afghanistan.

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Corporal Sean Osterman
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Memorial Service Set For Local Marine Killed In Afghanistan

Memorial services have been set for a local Marine killed in Afghanistan. Services for 21-year-old Corporal Sean Osterman will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at Atonement Lutheran Church in St. Cloud.

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Princeton Marine Killed In Afghanistan

A Marine from Minnesota has been killed in Afghanistan. The Department of Defense reports 21-year-old Cpl. Sean Osterman of Princeton died Thursday.

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