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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


Minnesota National Guard Sending Soldiers To Texas For Harvey Relief

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The Minnesota National Guard is sending soldiers to help with relief efforts in Texas after parts of the state have been devastated by Hurricane Harvey. 64 more words


Dayton Announces Incoming MN Nat'l Guard Head

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Gov. Mark Dayton announced a replacement to lead the Minnesota National Guard, as the Guard prepares for the mandatory retirement of Major General Richard Nash in October. 171 more words


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