Her list: Barbie and Dad Abby Koopman of Alexandria wanted a Barbie for Christmas, but more than that, she wanted her dad home for the holidays. Abby’s dad, Joe Koopman, is a sergeant in the National Guard stationed in Kuwait.
The drawdown of U.S. troops in Iraq means a new deployment for a Minnesota National Guard unit. About three dozen members of an assault helicopter battalion are shipping out as part of Operation New Dawn.
Military employs latest marketing techniques in pursuing recruits More than eight years into fighting two wars, the U.S. military finds itself in an odd but enviable position: All four military branches and all six Reserve components reached their recruiting targets, both in quality and quantity, for the first time in the history of the all-volunteer force.A new approach to signing soldiers
The Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Department issued a burning ban Sunday afternoon for the entire county, effective until further notice. The warmer-than-normal spring, with average or below precipitation has combined with breezy conditions to make the pre-green-up period after snow-melt rife with fire possibilities.
A new federal law allowing guns in national parks will have a limited impact in Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota. The new law takes effect Monday. It allows people who can legally possess firearms under federal, state and local laws to possess them in Voyageurs National Park, but there’s a catch. It makes possession of firearms in national parks subject to the firearms laws of the states where the parks are located.
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