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April 7, 2018
The South Dakota Army National Guard held a historic ceremony welcoming its first woman to serve in its Chaplain Corps at the Huron armory, Jan. 6. Chaplain (Capt.) Kelley Thury, of Mitchell, was promoted and named the new chaplain for the 153rd Engineer Battalion. Courtesy of the South Dakota National Guard
Called to serve: SD National Guard welcomes first female chaplain
April 7, 2018 - 6:35am
April 4, 2018
President Donald Trump speaks during a working lunch with Baltic leaders, at the White House in Washington, April 3, 2018. Trump, who has been stewing publicly for days about what he characterizes as lax immigration laws, said here that he plans to order the military to guard the border with Mexico. At right is Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. (Doug Mills/The New York Times/Copyright 2018)
Trump to sign proclamation to send National Guard troops to the US-Mexico border
April 4, 2018 - 4:21pm
March 7, 2018
Reader's View: Inaction means human hunting still open
March 7, 2018 - 3:28pm
February 17, 2018
Lyndsey Olson
St. Paul city attorney sues lawmaker, alleging defamation
February 17, 2018 - 9:05am
February 10, 2018
Dustin Defiel, 30, is shown at the Minnesota Security Hospital in St. Peter, Minn., a secure psychiatric hospital, during a recent interview. Randy Cadwell / Forum News Service
Hospitalized veteran with PTSD tells of killing father at Fergus Falls home
February 10, 2018 - 6:50pm
January 22, 2018
A statue of Minnesota hockey legend Herb Brooksl is dusted with snow during a snowstorm in St. Paul, Minn. on Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. The Minnesota Department of Transportation is advising against traveling in portions of southwest Minnesota because of white out conditions. John Autey /Pioneer Press
National Guard called out as more than foot of snow buries southern Minn., strands motorists
January 22, 2018 - 10:27pm
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 / rking@duluthnews.com
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
Pioneer Press Photo
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