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.
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.
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.
There will be a lot of activity this (WED) afternoon at Camp Ripley near Little Falls. The Minnesota National Guard is holding a training exercise that involves law enforcement, first responders and military personnel.
The air was crisp, the sky blue, and it couldn't have been a better day for touring 53,00 acres of the Army National Guard's Camp Ripley, just outside of Little Falls. Check out reporter Abby Faulkner's photo and video highlights.
A record 3,000 wreaths have been placed at the gravestones of soldiers at the Minnesota State Veterans' Cemetery. The Civil Air Patrol squadrons of St. Cloud and Crow Wing help lay the wreaths last Saturday near Camp Ripley.
It's not quite fall yet, but Minnesota snowplow operators already are getting ready for winter. The Minnesota Department of Transportation opened a two-week training program for snowplow drivers Monday at Camp Ripley near Little Falls.
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