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.
Steve Groening presents the KOBK news for January-February 1917. On topic are the celebrations surrounding the return of Steele County’s Company I from Mexico, a report on the absentee rate at rural schools, and the fate of a proposed packing plant intended for Owatonna...
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.
Priceless military medals and burial flag from a northern Minnesota World War II veteran have been stolen from his family. Terry Vangen fought in the Battle of the Bulge and escaped from a prison war camp. He also served in the Korean War before retiring as an Army colonel.
A special memorial service will be held at the St. Cloud VFW Post 428 tomorrow (Monday) to remember the many who have served. The VFW will officially dedicate their monument, located in front of the building, to honor our military.