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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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Minnesota Guard Troops, Airmen Heading to Help Irma Victims

Several Minnesota Air National Guard Airmen and National Guard Soldiers are down south helping in Hurricane Irma relief efforts.

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Photo courtesy of Governor's Office.
Photo courtesy of Governor's Office.
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Governor Dayton Appoints New Leader of MN National Guard

The Minnesota National Guard has a new leader, Major General Jon Jensen was appointed Wednesday by Governor Dayton as the 31st Adjutant General of the state's National Guard.

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Photo: Richard Leguil, WJON
Photo: Richard Leguil, WJON
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Camp Ripley Hosting 2017 National Guard Best Warrior Competition [VIDEO]

The best soldiers in the National Guard will be at Camp Ripley showing what they've got over the next week.

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Minnesota National Guard Company B, 2-211 General Support Aviation Battalion (Justin LaBounty WJON)
Minnesota National Guard Company B, 2-211 General Support Aviation Battalion (Justin LaBounty WJON)
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Local Soldiers Honored in St. Cloud

The award-winning Minnesota National Guard Company was honored Saturday morning at River's Edge Convention Center.

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Richard Leguil, WJON
Richard Leguil, WJON
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Camp Ripley Unveils $23-Million Solar Farm [VIDEO]

At a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday, the Minnesota National Guard unveiled their new $23,000,000 Solar Farm.

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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
Dan DeBaun, WJON News
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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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