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CAMP RIPLEY

Twenty-five educators from across the state were guests of the Army National Guard as they were given a helicopter ride and a tour of the camp.
The third stop on our 20-site tour of Minnesota's state parks brings us to the center of Minnesota, where two rivers meet and people gathered, traded, battled and passed through, both long before and some time after European settlers came to the region. Crow Wing State Park is a perfectly preserved slice of nature and history.
CAMP RIPLEY, Minn.-Brig. Gen. Lowell E. Kruse always wanted to do two things in life: be a soldier and a farmer.The 50-year-old fulfilled both of his lifelong ambitions. From 1989 to 2006, the husband and father of two operated a 70-cow dairy far...
LITTLE FALLS, Minn.-Charles Kapsner's art studio is impressive with walls covered in portraits and elegant nudes.His seven years of training in Italy-including at the Universita Internazionale dell' Arte in Florence-is readily apparent while look...

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CAMP RIPLEY - A piece of 70-year-old war machinery that helped American tankers beat the Nazis at their own game in World War II recently received a face-lift at Camp Ripley.
CAMP RIPLEY, Minn. - U.S. Army National Guard soldiers came from every corner of the country to "embrace the suck" while they compete in the 2017 Best Warrior Competition.This year, planners chose Camp Ripley to host the four-day trials, which te...
CAMP RIPLEY - There was more wind than sun at this National Guard base near Brainerd on Thursday morning, but the state's newest solar farm still managed to turn out more than 6 megawatts of power during its official dedication."We do mean to be ...
CAMP RIPLEY, Minn. -- Two years ago, Minnesota lawmakers jump started efforts to keep the area around Minnesota's main military base green and free from development.On Thursday, Camp Ripley's Sentinel Landscape Program celebrated the progress it ...
CAMP RIPLEY NEAR LITTLE FALLS -- The Minnesota National Guard on Sunday dedicated its new combat medical training center in honor of Brainerd-native and famous WWII nurse Hortense McKay. She is the first female soldier to have a building named fo...
CAMP RIPLEY -- The Camp Ripley Fire Department will conduct controlled burns through March 15 throughout the day and night. "Usually the burns are completed every spring before the summer annual training season begins," Daniel Boone, fire chief o...

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CAMP RIPLEY -- By the end of next week, Iowa National Guard soldiers should head home after spending two weeks or more at Camp Ripley. But they won't remain home for long. By the end of July, they will begin traveling to Camp Shelby in Mississipp...

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