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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, 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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Push To Help Minnesota Veterans Find Jobs Pays Off

An intensive effort to help Minnesota veterans find civilian jobs is paying off. National Guard officials say most of the 2,700 soldiers from the "Red Bull" Division who returned from the Mideast last spring have found work.

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Moon Rocks From Apollo 11 Landing Found In Minnesota

Houston, we have moon rocks. The Minnesota National Guard has found a few small fragments of the moon's surface in storage in a state building in St. Paul.

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Minnesota National Guard Soldiers Return [PHOTOS]

Raindrops and tear drops fell on Sunday afternoon as about a dozen National Guard soldiers were welcomed home at the St. Cloud National Guard Armory. The National Guard says a total of 215 soldiers from the 1st Squadron, 94th Cavalry, 1st Brigade Combat Team returned to St. Paul.

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Nearly 3,000 Soldiers Returning Home to Minnesota

The Minnesota National Guard has announced the return of nearly 3,000 soldiers to Minnesota over the next three weeks. They have been serving in Afghanistan and Kuwait during the past year.

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Minnesota Head Says Guard Singled Out Over Suicides

Adjutant General Rick Nash says the Minnesota National Guard is getting "unsubstantiated notoriety" over the number of military suicides.

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Minnesota National Guard, flickr
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10 Years of War: National Guard as Strong as Ever [AUDIO,VIDEO]

The 10th anniversary of the war in Afghanistan quietly came and went last week. It's the longest conflict ever for the United States. Soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard have been called on to help fight in the war since May of 2004.

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French Award Medal to Little Falls National Guard Colonel

A colonel in the Minnesota Army National Guard has been awarded a French National Defense Gold Medal.

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Dayton Issues Emergency Flood Declaration

Gov. Mark Dayton has declared a state of emergency for 46 Minnesota counties impacted by spring flooding. The order Dayton signed Wednesday allows the State Emergency Operations Center to provide immediate help when those counties ask for help. It also directs the Adjutant General of the Minnesota National Guard to order to active duty personnel and equipment to provide assistance.

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