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CAMP RIPLEY

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.
Fewer than 60 — not 200 — soldiers returned home early from a training stint at the National Guard facility, Brig. Gen. Lowell Kruse clarified Friday.
A spokesperson with the Iowa National Guard disputed Brig. Gen. Kruse's description of events, saying there were just 15 COVID-19-positive soldiers sent back to Iowa from Minnesota during the June training.
CAMP RIPLEY, Minn. — Officials converged on Camp Ripley Friday, Sept. 6, for a tour and presentation on a bonding initiative to potentially bring two cultural hubs of the region together — namely, the Minnesota Military Museum and Library, alongside the Minnesota Fishing Museum and Hall of Fame.

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CAMP RIPLEY, Minn. — For a decade, artist Charles Kapsner of Little Falls has sketched, painted, researched and interviewed military personnel to ensure his 8-by-10-foot canvases are accurate to the minute detail.
CAMP RIPLEY, Minn. — Over 2,000 pieces of military equipment from the Minnesota National Guard is being loaded onto rail cars through July 26 for movement from Camp Ripley.
LITTLE FALLS, Minn. — Applications will be accepted from July 1 to Aug. 16 for the annual archery deer hunts at Camp Ripley near Little Falls.
"Only through trust will our soldiers come and report when they are assaulted,” said Maj. Gen. Jon Jensen.
Camp Ripley staff teams with veteran's organizations and anglers to create a unique experience for veterans and military members
CAMP RIPLEY, Minn. - It's a picture-perfect summer day in the woods of central Minnesota: 71 degrees, humidity around 73 percent, sunshine dappling the trees and glinting off glimpses of the Mississippi River.

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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...
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.

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