Camp Ripley

Camp Ripley also had $2.3 million in local projects in ‘13 By Patrick Slack, Staff Writer Earlier in the night, members of a public forum suggested that Camp Ripley is a culprit in damaging in the environment. Not so, said Col. Scott St. Sauver, during a presentation later on during Monday’s Little Falls City Council meeting. [...]

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By Col. Scott St. Sauver, Guest Columnist I would like to address a recent letter as it relates to Camp Ripley’s environmental management program. I respect individual freedom to express opinion and appreciate the opportunity to respond. The mission of Camp Ripley is only as strong as the environment and communities within which it belongs. Our [...]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer After 28 years of dedicated work on behalf of the veterans of Morrison County and the surrounding area, Veterans Services Officer (VSO) Paul Froncak will be retiring, effective June 6. Froncak addressed the County Board Tuesday regarding possible changes to the classification of that position. “There’s a movement afoot around [...]

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The second Winter Warrior Sled Dog Race will be held Feb. 15-16, at Camp Ripley near Little Falls. “The beautiful, snow-covered trails along the Mississippi are getting groomed; mushers are gearing up for a fantastic weekend of competition and sledding, and the dogs are howling to go,” said Sally Bair of the North Star Sled [...]

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National Guard athletes from the central region, which includes Iowa, Indiana, Ohio, North and South Dakota, Wisconsin and Minnesota, will compete in the Regional National Guard Bureau Biathlon competition at Camp Ripley, Feb. 7 – 8. This is to gain placement in the Chief-National Guard Bureau National Championships to determine the All-Guard Biathlon Team that [...]

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Courtesy of the Minnesota National Guard “It is right and fitting that we should hang this print only a few miles from where the person who inspired it once lived — Charles Lindbergh,” said Lt. Col. Chad Sackett at a dedication ceremony for a print of Charles Lindbergh that now hangs in the Unmanned Aerial [...]

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Flansburg recognized for role in documentary  by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer It’s not every day that a Little Falls resident gets to contribute to a documentary, but CSM Kevin Flansburg enjoyed the unique experience while deployed to Afghanistan with the Minnesota National Guard in 2011-2012. To top that off, the documentary, “Battlefield to the Home [...]

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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor Corralling National Hockey League (NHL) players during their brief offseason is often a difficult task. But when the organization on the other end of the phone is Defending the Blue Line, players usually line up to volunteer in a hurry. Defending the Blue Line, a non-profit organization whose primary mission is [...]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer   Working devotedly on behalf of veterans throughout the state of Minnesota, Beyond the Yellow Ribbon committees have performed many acts of service for veterans and their families. Representatives from 15 cities, two counties and two companies gathered at Camp Ripley Wednesday to be formally recognized as Yellow Ribbon Networks. [...]

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