Camp Ripley

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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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer   Camp Ripley Commander Col. Scott St. Sauver presented his annual report to the Morrison County Board of Commissioners Tuesday, highlighting the summer’s training activities, recent improvements at the camp and underscoring the impact Camp Ripley makes in Morrison County. “Even though we are caught up in the sequester, our [...]

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Monument given by Norway dedicated at Camp Ripley  by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer   A piece of Norway has been brought to Minnesota to celebrate the successful and long-running United States/Norwegian Reciprocal Troop Exchange program. Since 1974, about 100 members of the Norwegian Home Guard travel to the United States at the same time that [...]

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Training track is 4.3 miles of asphalt, concrete and gravel, including skills pad By Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer  The new state-of-the-art Emergency Vehicle Operations Course (EVOC) located at Camp Ripley is now open and ready to be used by multiple groups from around Morrison County and Minnesota. “This resource will provide essential hands-on training that can [...]

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