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Minn. National Guard Welcomes Some Soldiers Home, Sends Others Off

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Some Minnesota soldiers are heading overseas, while family and friends welcomed others home.

It was a joint send-off and welcome back ceremony Saturday at the Minneapolis Convention Center.  157 more words


Super Bowl Live On Nicollet Mall Filled With Security

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Up and down the Nicollet Mall, Super Bowl Live is filled with can’t-miss fun.

The 10-day event spans six blocks, featuring dozens of activities, food tents and trucks, and shops. 347 more words


Dayton Calls On National Guard To Help With Super Bowl Security

ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — Governor Mark Dayton has authorized the Minnesota National Guard to help with security during Super Bowl LII.

More than one million visitors are expected in Minneapolis for the game and its surrounding events. 44 more words


Hodges, Frey Ask For Guard To Mobilize During Super Bowl

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis city officials are asking the governor to mobilize the Minnesota National Guard to help with security during the upcoming Super Bowl. 113 more words


Five At WCCO Honored For Support Of National Guard

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — It’s a proud day for us at WCCO.

Five of our co-workers received the highest military award the Minnesota National Guard presents to civilians. 78 more words


Minnesota National Guard's New Leader Sworn In

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota National Guard has a new leader.

Maj. Gen. Jon Jensen was sworn in Saturday during a ceremony at the St. Paul Armory. 101 more words


Minnesota National Guard Unit OK After Irma Slams Cuba

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – All members of a Minnesota National Guard company stationed in Cuba are fine after Hurricane Irma lashed the island nation.

A spokesperson for the Minnesota National Guard said the 257th Military Police Company stationed in Guantanamo Bay were sheltered in a facility that was not in the direct path of the hurricane, which devastated the island’s northern coast. 114 more words