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State Veterans Cemetery To Unveil Third of Five Part Oil Painting Project

The third installment of a five piece oil painting set will be unveiled at Camp Ripley tomorrow (Saturday). The 8-foot-by-10-foot painting, which will honor the Coast Guard, will be permanently displayed in Committal Hall at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, next to Camp Ripley.

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Oil Train
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$3.5 Million Emergency Response Training Center Planned For Camp Ripley

A new facility to help fire departments learn how to fight an oil train fire is being planned for Camp Ripley. Governor Mark Dayton has included $3.5 million for the project in his bonding proposal. Don Kerr is the Director of Military Affairs for the Minnesota National Guard. He says it would simulate a small town setting.

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Camp Ripley Open House 2013
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Camp Ripley Opening Its Doors With Family Event

The public is invited to Camp Ripley's biennial Open House on Sunday.

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Photo courtesy of the Minnesota National Guard
Photo courtesy of the Minnesota National Guard
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Camp Ripley to Host National Emergency Training Exercise

Camp Ripley will be one of three locations in Minnesota to hold a national exercise to test emergency response procedures.

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Chris Ring swims down the Mississippi River. (Photo: Legacies Alive)
Chris Ring swims down the Mississippi River. (Photo: Legacies Alive)
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Navy Veteran Swims Mississippi River To Honor Fallen Heroes and Their Families [VIDEO]

A Navy Veteran is attempting to be the first american to swim the Mississippi River, but his reasons are for much more then the glory. It's a challenge many of us would back away from, but for Chris Ring it's a way to honor our fallen heroes.

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Photo courtesy of the Minnesota National Guard
Photo courtesy of the Minnesota National Guard
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Civilian Role Players Needed at Camp Ripley

Role players are need for a training exercise at Camp Ripley. They are recruiting over 40 local residents to participate in a pre-deployment cultural immersion training for the U.S. National Guard. The exercise will take place from May 26th through July 25th.

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Camp Ripley
Camp Ripley
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Over 50 Temporary Jobs Available At Camp Ripley

A large National Guard Training Exercise is set to begin at Camp Ripley in May which will bring over 50 job openings to the area.

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Camp Ripley Conducting Controlled Burns

If you live near Camp Ripley and see smoke or fire over the camp, do not be alarmed.

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Photos Courtesy of Camp Ripley
Photos Courtesy of Camp Ripley
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Mild Winter Forces Two Camp Ripley Events To Be Cancelled

The lack of snow has caused the cancellation of two winter events at Camp Ripley.

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Photo courtesy of Wreaths For The Fallen
Photo courtesy of Wreaths For The Fallen
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Order Your Wreath Now For The State Veterans Cemetery

A record number of wreaths are expected to be placed at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery at Camp Ripley this holiday season. "Wreaths For The Fallen" placed almost 3,600 wreaths last December. That number could grow by more than 500 this year.

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