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Fed budget cuts may force N.D. Guards to downsize

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The North Dakota National Guard would have to reduce its troop strength by as much as 8.8 percent — 250 to 300 soldiers — to meet proposed cuts outlined in the U.S. Department of Defense Fiscal 2015 budget.


That could mean that one or more of the 18 cities hosting National Guard units could lose its local Guard connection.

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Kevin Bonham
Kevin Bonham covers regional news, mostly from northeast North Dakota, for the Grand Forks Herald. A North Dakota native who grew up in Mandan and Dickinson, he has been a reporter or an editor with the Herald and Forum Communications for more than 30 years. Find his articles at: He welcomes story ideas via email or phone. 
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