Camp Ripley

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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By Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@mcrecord.com   Morrison County residents may have noticed loud noise coming from the direction of Camp Ripley during the past two weeks. Some of those booms came from a South Dakota Guard unit doing their annual training. South Dakota National Guard’s First Battalion, 147th Field Artillery (1-147th) hosted other guard members […]

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The St. Cloud VA Health Care System, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, and the Minnesota National Guard, Camp Ripley will host the 21st annual physically disabled veterans deer hunt Oct. 2 – 4, and the ninth annual physically disabled veterans turkey hunt, April 23 – 25, 2013, at Camp Ripley, near Little Falls. Limited space […]

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