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Furloughs For National Guard Soldiers To Begin Next Week

Furloughs for some soldiers with the Minnesota National Guard will begin next week. A little over 1,100 soldiers are subject to the furloughs, because of the sequestration by the federal government.

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Hundreds of Guard Employees Forced To Take Time Off

U.S. Department of Defense sequestration budget cuts will force hundreds of Minnesota National Guard technicians to take unpaid time off. Guard spokesman Jon Lovald says about 1,100 technicians are being notified Wednesday that they must take one unpaid day off each week for 11 weeks.

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Dark Clouds Hang Over Air Shows After Budget Cuts

The automatic budget cuts that grounded the Navy Blue Angels and Air Force Thunderbirds are taking a toll on performers, air show announcers, concessionaires, vendors and others who depend on air shows and the millions of spectators.

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Federal Legislation May Keep St. Cloud Air Traffic Control Tower Open

Federal legislation to end furloughs of air traffic controllers, is also expected to help keep the control tower open in St. Cloud. The U.S. Senate acted quickly this week when the furloughs caused travel delays for millions.

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The Blue Angels
Steven Sohlstrom, FlightFlash.com
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St. Cloud Air Show Cancelled [AUDIO]

The 2013 St. Cloud Air Show has been cancelled, due to problems with the Sequester.

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FAA Officially Closes St. Cloud Air Traffic Control Tower

The St. Cloud Regional Airport got the official word today (Friday) from the Federal Aviation Administration.
The air traffic control tower will be closing, due to the federal sequestration.

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Aerial view of St. Cloud Regional Airport, June 2010
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Official Decision on St. Cloud Air Traffic Control Tower Friday

The Federal Aviation Administration will officially announce Friday which of the nation's air traffic control towers will be closed because of the sequester.

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WJON News On-Demand – Thursday, 2/28/13 – Midday

Here’s today’s headlines on WJON:
Water main break on East St. Germain Street
New St. Cloud superintendent announced
Evening at the Capitol event for St. Cloud business leaders
Congresswoman Bachmann responds to sequester

WJON News
On The Air. Online. On Charter Channel 20. On Demand.

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Top 5 Government Words/Phrases We Don’t Understand

The Top 5 at 7:45 looks at the Top 5 words used in the U.S. Government we don't understand. The Top 5 at 7:45 airs weekday mornings with Jay Caldwell on WJON.

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Congresswoman Bachmann Talks with WJON News About Sequester [AUDIO]

Hundreds of illegal immigrants are being freed from jail across the country, in advance of the sequester at the federal government. Meanwhile, Sixth District Congresswoman Michele Bachmann says she's not in favor of the move.

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