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Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News
Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News
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St. Cloud Armory Seeking Bonding Money for Upgrades

The Minnesota National Guard is hoping to make the cut if a bonding bill is passed this legislative session. Governor Dayton has proposed $4,500,000 to update and expand the St. Cloud National Guard Readiness Center, formerly called the armory.

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Dan DeBaun, WJON
Dan DeBaun, WJON
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St. Cloud Based Aviation Unit Being Deployed to Afghanistan [VIDEO]

Nearly 20 soldiers from the National Guard’s B Company, 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 211th Aviation Regiment based in St. Cloud, are deploying for a nine-month mission to Afghanistan.

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Woman Convicted in Husband’s Death Appeals to Supreme Court

Attorneys for a woman convicted of aiding and abetting the murder of her husband, a Minnesota National Guard member, argue her constitutional rights were violated by prosecutors.

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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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Over 50 Temporary Jobs Available At Camp Ripley

A large National Guard Training Exercise is set to begin at Camp Ripley in May which will bring over 50 job openings to the area.

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Dayton Activates Minnesota National Guard To Fight Wildfires

Gov. Mark Dayton is calling on the Minnesota National Guard to fight wildfires across the state.

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Charge: Minnesota Guardsman Made Child Porn In Afghanistan

A Minnesota National Guardsman is charged in federal court with making child pornography while he was deployed in Afghanistan.

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Minnesota Guard Not Going To Liberia After All

Members of the Minnesota National Guard have learned they won't be going to Liberia to help the U.S. military's response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

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Photo by Isaac Schweer, WJON
Photo by Isaac Schweer, WJON
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Deployment Ceremony Gives Soldiers A Proper Send-Off [VIDEO]

A deployment ceremony was held Saturday afternoon for Minnesota Army National Guard soldiers in the St. Cloud-based Detachment 1, Charlie Company, 1-171 Aviation Regiment.

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