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December 5, 2017
Members from the 178th and 179th Airlift Wings from Ohio respond to hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico, unpacking supplies for mobile kitchens. The Duluth 148th is part of the same ongoing effort. Photo by Master Sgt. Lisa Francisplay button
From the Northland to Puerto Rico: 148th members helping with hurricane relief
December 5, 2017 - 6:08pm
December 3, 2017
After becoming the new wing commander of the 148th Fighter Wing, Col. Christopher Blomquist (center) is applauded by Major Gen. Jon Jensen (left), head of the Minnesota National Guard, outgoing Wing Commander Col. Jon Safstrom and the audience at the DECC Symphony Hall Sunday afternoon. Bob King /
Commanding presence: New 148th Fighter Wing leader brings candor to introduction
December 3, 2017 - 6:39pm
April 21, 2017
Funding plan for state troops raises concern
April 21, 2017 - 8:32pm
March 24, 2017
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton discusses the state budget for 2018-2019. He wants to increase funding in areas such as early childhood. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Capitol Chatter: A legislative budget primer
March 24, 2017 - 4:05pm
February 17, 2017
Demonstrators march during the "Day Without Immigrants" protest in Chicago Feb. 16, 2017. Theopolis Waters / Reuters
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White House: No plan to use National Guard for immigration enforcement
February 17, 2017 - 2:57pm
February 21, 2014
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Louise Pell of St. Paul, Minn., heaves another shovelful of snow from the steps and walkway in front her home. She was trying to clear a path — or tunnel — for the mailman. The storm that passed over Minnesota and Wisconsin dropped up to 18 inches on the two states Friday, forcing the National Guard out on search and recue missions.
Dayton calls out National Guard amid snowstorm: Minnesota State Patrol issues no travel advisory
February 21, 2014 - 11:50pm
February 19, 2014
SD Guard Museum closed temporarily
February 19, 2014 - 7:35am
January 30, 2014
Pfc. Erika Cotton, left, and Pvt. Stephanie Kasten, the first females in South Dakota Army National Guard history to enlist and serve as 13M Multiple Launch Rocket System crew members, stand recently in front of an M270A1 launcher from Battery A, 1-147th Field Artillery Battalion in Aberdeen. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Charles Butler)
PHOTO: Women make National Guard history
January 30, 2014 - 6:51am
December 31, 2013
First Lt. Nick Aldrich, executive officer with the Minn. National Guard’s 850th Horizontal Engineer Co., surprised his family as Scuba Claus at the Mall of America’s Sea Life Aquarium on Dec. 22 after returning from Afghanistan. The 850th maintained supply routes, cleared mine fields, improved drainage, deconstructed non-essential bases and built a resiliency center, a gym and multiple guard towers during their eight-month deployment. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Blair Heusdens_
PHOTO: Scuba Claus
December 31, 2013 - 8:13am
December 22, 2013
124 SD Guard members returning from Afghanistan
December 22, 2013 - 9:21am
November 27, 2013
From left: Robert Dunsmore and Kevin Keckler of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe visit with Maj. Gen. Tim Reisch, adjutant general of the South Dakota National Guard, to discuss partnership opportunities for community service projects on the Cheyenne River Reservation during a meeting Nov. 14 in Pierre. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Maj. Anthony Deiss)
National Guard, tribes ponder partnerships
November 27, 2013 - 10:59pm
November 25, 2013
SD Guard soldiers to home from Afghanistan for Thanksgiving
November 25, 2013 - 11:02am
June 10, 2010
Haley Hall of Duluth kisses her boyfriend, Sgt. Nathan Ehrich, who returned home Wednesday from deployment with the Minnesota National Guard 114th Transportation Company. Ehrich completed his third deployment overseas.
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Guard transport unit home from Afghanistan
June 10, 2010 - 12:00am
May 20, 2010
Duluth National Guard squadron among units on alert
May 20, 2010 - 12:07pm
April 18, 2010
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National Guard called in to battle 70-acre fire near Eveleth
April 18, 2010 - 12:00am