Camp Ripley

By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Pitted against every branch of the U.S. Department of Defense, the Minnesota Army Nation Guard’s (MNARNG) environmental team won the top environmental award Aug. 27. The team was presented the 2014 Secretary of Defense Environmental Award for Environmental Quality by an Individual Team. The Honorable Katherine Hammack, the assistant secretary of [...]

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Craft beer and wine tasting first of its kind for the county By Tina Snell, Staff Writer The Morrison County Area Foundation is sponsoring a craft beer and wine tasting fundraiser to assist  local nonprofits and educational facilities in meeting their goals. “Cheers to Morrison County” will be held Saturday, Sept. 20, from 2 p.m. – [...]

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Cooperative effort will power Camp Ripley with 100-acre solar energy array By Terry Lehrke, News Editor It was mostly sunny Wednesday — which fit in nicely with the ceremony celebrating a partnership between the Minnesota National Guard and Minnesota Power to power Camp Ripley with solar energy. Speakers called the event “historic” as the project will be [...]

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Artillery units from the Minnesota and South Dakota Army National Guard will be conducting qualification training on large caliber weapons at Camp Ripley Aug 7-10. The community may see vapor trails from various rockets and hear loud concussions as the rounds impact in the training area. “We apologies for any inconvenience the loud training my [...]

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There aren’t many places for state patrol officers to test out what driving 100 mph feels like. However, there aren’t many places like Camp Ripley either. The Emergency Vehicle Operator Course at Camp Ripley served as the site of the Dodge Charger Pursuit Demonstration, Thursday, allowing about 60 law enforcement officers to practice getting behind [...]

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Summertime exchange offers different training and opportunity for added cultural events By Terry Lehrke, News Editor While the welcome to America is always warm, the weather aided in making it a bit warmer during the 41st annual reciprocal troop exchange between the Minnesota National Guard and the Norwegian Home Guard. The Norwegian Exchange (NOREX) took place [...]

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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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