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Veterans College Fair to be Held At Camp Ripley

Camp Ripley is hosting a college fair for veterans.

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Minnesota National Guard, flickr
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Minnesota National Guard Continues Critical Role in Middle East [AUDIO]

Earlier this month we marked the 10th anniversary of the start of the Iraq war. With Operation New Dawn, U.S. soldiers are no longer serving in combat missions in Iraq, but we still have a lot troops in the region.

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Camp Ripley Is Home to UAS Base [AUDIO]

Camp Ripley is home to a UAS base that prepares troops for combat.

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Minnesota Military Museum, Facebook
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Military Museum Approved For $15k Grant

A $15,000 grant will go towards improving the Minnesota Military Museum on Camp Ripley.

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Camp Ripley, biathlon
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National Biathlon Event at 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.

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Photo from John Beargrease Sleddog Marathon
Photo from John Beargrease Sleddog Marathon
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Sled Dog Racers To Compete Saturday At Camp Ripley

Dog sled racers from across the state finally have enough snow to compete in the annual Winter Warrior Sled Dog Races at Camp Ripley tomorrow (Saturday).

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Harald Sunde, Getty Images
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Norway’s Chief of Defense at Camp Ripley on Saturday

Norway's top military officer will be at Camp Ripley tomorrow (Saturday). Chief of Defense for Norway General Harald Sunde is in Minnesota to recognize and honor the 40th anniversary of the United States/Norwegian Reciprocal Troop Exchange program.

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Soldiers Put Marksmanship, Skiing Skills to the Test [AUDIO]

National Guard soldiers will test their skills of marksmanship and skiing this week at Camp Ripley. Soldiers from across the upper Midwest are competing in the annual Regional Biathlon. The biathlon is an event that includes skiing as fast as you can for several kilometers with a .22-caliber rifle strapped to their back before stopping to shoot at five very small targets.

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Wreaths to be Placed at State Veterans’ Cemetery

Wreaths will be placed at gravestones tomorrow (Saturday) at the Minnesota State Veterans' Cemetery. The St. Cloud Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol will be hosting their annual "Wreaths Across America" event at 11:00 a.m. at the cemetery near Camp Ripley.

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State-Of-The-Art Driving Course Opens at Camp Ripley [AUDIO,VIDEO]

A state-of-the art driving facility has been completed at Camp Ripley. The Minnesota State Patrol will use the Emergency Vehicle Operations Course to simulate crash sites, and practice driving fast.

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