Camp Ripley

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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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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