Camp Ripley
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....Read More
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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 apolo...Read More
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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 ...Read More
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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...Read More
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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 Li...Read More
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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 environ...Read More
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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 classi...Read More
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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 Un...Read More
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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...Read More
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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-...Read More
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