Role players are need for a training exercise at Camp Ripley. They are recruiting over 40 local residents to participate in a pre-deployment cultural immersion training for the U.S. National Guard. The exercise will take place from May 26th through July 25th.
Roughly 1,200 military technicians who support activities of the Minnesota National Guard are being furloughed during the federal government shutdown. Lt. Col. Jon Lovald says supervisors informed the technicians Tuesday morning that the will be out of work until further notice.