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500 Minnesota National Guard Troops Could Be Deployed In 2018

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Over the weekend, hundreds of Minnesota National Guard soldiers found out they might be getting deployed next year.

More than 500 soldiers from the 34th Red Bull Infantry could be heading to southwest Asia. 89 more words


Nat'l Guard Soldiers Make Emotional Return In Bloomington

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Wednesday was an emotional one for 200 military families in Minnesota.

National Guard soldiers from the Mankato-based 2nd Battalion, 135th Infantry Regiment reunited with their families Wednesday morning after a long deployment. 201 more words


Fire Near Pine City National Guard Armory Suspected As Arson

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Authorities say a fire Friday night near the National Guard Armory in Pine City is suspected as arson.

The Pine County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a fire at about 10:47 p.m. 100 more words


MN Nat'l Guard Soldiers To Reunite With Dogs They Rescued On Deployment

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – More than 200 soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard will be coming home soon from a nine-month deployment to Egypt.

And for a few soldiers, they’ll have a new best friend waiting for them. 268 more words


Twins Host Military Families For Sunday Doubleheader

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota Twins had special guests on Sunday at Target Field.

Outfielder Byron Buxton invited members of the Minnesota National Guard to play come play catch on the field. 144 more words


Excellent Educator: Master Sgt. Amy Hansen Of Camp Ripley

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — WCCO will go to any lengths to recognize our Excellent Educators – even if it means flying a hundred miles to Camp Ripley. 419 more words


Storm Causes Major Damage To Camp Ripley's Training Center, Solar Array

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — When bad weather strikes, the Minnesota National Guard lends a hand. But this week, the guard is doing some of its own cleanup following a stormy night. 263 more words