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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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Camp Ripley
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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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Gunman Gets 40 Years in Guardsman’s Murder

A South St. Paul man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for fatally shooting a Minnesota National Guardsman last August.

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A Chinook helicopter at the St. Cloud National Guard Helicopter Base. (Dan DeBaun, WJON News)
A Chinook helicopter at the St. Cloud National Guard Helicopter Base. (Dan DeBaun, WJON News)
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Behind The Scenes: St. Cloud National Guard Helicopter Base [VIDEO]

Located right next to the regional airport, the St. Cloud National Guard helicopter base has served as a valuable location since 2009.

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Soliders from across the Mid-West put their skills to the test at the National Guard Best Warrior Competition. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Soliders from across the Mid-West put their skills to the test at the National Guard Best Warrior Competition. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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National Guard Solider’s Test Their Skills at Best Warrior Competition [VIDEO]

Fourteen soldiers from seven states will put their skills to the test this week for the Army National Guard 2014 Region 4 Best Warrior Competition.

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Over 200 Soldiers to Start Pre-Deployment Training at Camp Ripley on Friday

220 Soldiers from the Minnesota Army National Guard's 34th Combat Aviation Brigade are set to start pre-deployment training at Camp Ripley on Friday.

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