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Minnesota National Guard Opens New Readiness Center

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The Minnesota National Guard is being conscious of its ecological footprint.

A ribbon cutting ceremony Friday unveiled its new “Ben Franklin Readiness Center.” 107 more words


Minnesota guardsman pleads guilty to producing child pornography

A Minnesota National Guardsman has pleaded guilty to persuading a 14-year-old girl back home to send him a sexually explicit photo of herself while he was deployed to Afghanistan. 190 more words


Minnesota Guardsman Pleads Guilty To Making Child Porn

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota National Guardsman has pleaded guilty to getting a 14-year-old girl to send him sexually explicit photos while he was deployed in Afghanistan. 121 more words


Full-scale exercise readies Red Cross and its partners for disaster response

Story by Dan Williams, Executive Director, American Red Cross serving Northern Minnesota

Disaster response training is serious business for a wide range of players. Government, military, hospitals, schools, and non-profit organizations, such as the American Red Cross, are among them. 1,042 more words

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Minnesota National Guard Unit Returns Home After 9-Month Deployment

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — It was a big welcome home Saturday for a Minnesota National Guard unit who spent nine months deployed to Egypt.

Forty-two men and women with the 204th Area Support Medical Company arrived home to family and friends at Century College in White Bear Lake. 25 more words


Minn. Nat'l Guard Going Through Special 'Vigilant Guard' Program

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Some National Guard crews are going through special training this week. It’s called the “Vigilant Guard” program.

Three different Minnesota cities are hosting the training this year: Duluth, St. 126 more words


GOP Lawmakers Call To Arm More Military Members

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Top Minnesota Republicans lawmakers on Monday called on Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton to issue an executive order allowing active Minnesota military members to carry weapons in public. 392 more words