Camp Ripley

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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The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will begin accepting applications July 1, for the 2012 regular archery deer hunts at Camp Ripley near Little Falls. Hunters may pick from only one of two hunting seasons, Oct. 18 – 19 (Thursday – Friday; code 668) or Oct. 27 – 28 (Saturday – Sunday; code 669). [...]

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National military reputation and economic influence also contribute By Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@mcrecord.com Camp Ripley was recently visited by producers of a National Geographic feature on the Mississippi River. “One of the producers told us that they believe the 18-mile stretch of the Mississippi River that runs through Camp Ripley could be the longest [...]

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The Camp Ripley Fire Department will be conducting prescribed burning Wednesday – Friday, April 4 – 6. During this time period the surrounding areas of Camp Ripley can expect to see smoke and smell the fires.  The staff at Camp Ripley apologizes for this; however conducting the burns greatly reduces the chances for uncontrollable wildfires. The [...]

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Recenty, a few soldiers from Morrison County with the HHC 134 BSB stationed in Kuwait got together to read their copies of the Morrison County Record. Pictured are front row (from left): MSG Patrick Paycer, CW2 Dale Wippler, MSG Daniel Swanson and 1SG Timothy Tabatt. Back row: SGT Falynn Lane, SFC Daniel Manlick, SGT Dacia [...]

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Two requests top $26 million By T.W. Budig, ECM Capitol Reporter It’s show and tell time at the State Capitol. State Military Affairs Department officials came before a House committee Wednesday, Feb. 22 to describe their bonding requests, including a $19.5 million request for the proposed educational complex addition at Camp Ripley. Democratic Gov. Mark [...]

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