Camp Ripley

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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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer The National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC), a division of AmeriCorps, has descended upon Camp Ripley to help in a variety of projects. The group of 11 individuals from around the country are also there to learn. Harold Parsons, from Massachusetts, is the media representative for the group. He and his 10 [...]

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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor  In a tradition started by spouses of Marine veterans, nearly 50 people showed up at the front gates of Camp Ripley Oct. 12, wearing red and holding American flags, to support U.S. troops. The group was made up of civilians, families of soldiers, Legion and Legion Auxiliary members and veterans who [...]

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The company’s goal is to be dependable and have timely service By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Not too long ago, two friends sat down and brainstormed about what Little Falls needed as far as a unique business was concerned. Dave Lester and Jeff Hines, both of Little Falls, came up with Sober Ride, a new concept to [...]

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As fate would have it, last Monday about a third of the Record’s newspaper staff had a tour of Camp Ripley in the morning. Monday, you may recall, was the same day that, in late afternoon just over a dozen anti-war people protested outside Camp Ripley’s gates — along with just over a dozen veterans [...]

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Peace vigil, protest at Camp Ripley’s gates stirs controversy By Terry Lehrke, News Editor The exercises at Camp Ripley usually involve training soldiers and public safety agencies. But the exercises at the National Guard base Monday involved the constitutional right to free speech. Two factions with opposing views about war stood across from each other, both [...]

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