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Camp Ripley Doing Controlled Burns on 13,000 Acres

Don't be alarmed if you see large plumes of smoke from Camp Ripley this spring. To reduce the risk of wildfire, the Army post will be starting it's annual round of controlled burns before the summer training season.

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Northstar Train
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Northstar Extension Has Support Among Local State Reps

Tourism between St. Cloud and the Cities may get a boost with Governor Dayton's proposal to extend Northstar rail service to our metro.

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Oil Train
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Camp Ripley Train Derailment Training Facility Including In Governor’s Bonding Proposal

A new facility to help fire departments learn how to fight an oil train fire, and clean-up after an oil pipeline spill, has once again been included in Governor Mark Dayton's bonding proposal. The $3.5 million project would be built at Camp Ripley.

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UPDATE: Tornado Touches Down At Camp Ripley

Storms knocked down roofs, trees and damaged vehicles throughout the garrison areas of the National Guard's Camp Ripley Training Center. A damage survey was conducted. It was concluded to be a weak tornado of EF-1 rating.

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Camp Ripley Oil Painting
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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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