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Photo courtesy of Governor's Office.
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Governor Dayton Appoints New Leader of MN National Guard

The Minnesota National Guard has a new leader, Major General Jon Jensen was appointed Wednesday by Governor Dayton as the 31st Adjutant General of the state's National Guard.

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Justin LaBounty WJON
Justin LaBounty WJON
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A Soldiers Homecoming 76 Years In The Making [VIDEO]

It took 76 years, but Navy Fireman First Class Elmer Kerestes's family were finally able to properly lay him to rest.

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Photo: Richard Leguil, WJON
Photo: Richard Leguil, WJON
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UPDATE: Minnesota Native Wins Best Warrior Competition [VIDEO]

A Minnesota soldier will represent our National Guard at the Army's 2017 Best Warrior Competition. Staff Sergeant Daniel Sebo won the National Guard Best Warrior Competition at Camp Ripley this week.

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Photo: Richard Leguil, WJON
Photo: Richard Leguil, WJON
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Little Falls Artist Honors Military’s History, and Fallen [VIDEO]

One local artist has dedicated almost a decade of his life to honoring and memorializing our nation's Armed Forces.

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Massonstock, ThinkStock
Massonstock, ThinkStock
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Now This Is A Different Way To Start Off The Morning [VIDEO]

Just when you think that you have seen everything... THIS pops up in your life!

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Eugene Berman, ThinkStock
Eugene Berman, ThinkStock
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Members of The Military Get Free Admission to Valleyfair this Fourth of July Weekend

Valleyfair is honoring Minnesota members of the United States Military by hosting ‘Military Days-A Tribute To Our Heroes’ during this Fourth of July weekend.

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Maksym Dragunov, ThinkStock
Maksym Dragunov, ThinkStock
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Members of The Military Get Free Admission to Valleyfair this Memorial Day Weekend

Valleyfair is honoring Minnesota members of the United States Military by hosting ‘Military Days-A Tribute To Our Heroes’ during this Memorial Day weekend.

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@mncampripley via Twitter
@mncampripley via Twitter
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Camp Ripley Doing Controlled Burns on 13,000 Acres

Don't be alarmed if you see large plumes of smoke from Camp Ripley this spring. To reduce the risk of wildfire, the Army post will be starting it's annual round of controlled burns before the summer training season.

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Purple parking spot at Texas Roadhouse
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Do You Know What This Purple & Gold Parking Spot Is For?

If you've seen these around St. Cloud, and understand what they mean, good for you. Some would think it's a parking spot for true Vikings fans.

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Chris Ring swims down the Mississippi River. (Photo: Legacies Alive)
Chris Ring swims down the Mississippi River. (Photo: Legacies Alive)
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Navy Veteran Completes Swim Down Mississippi River to Honor Fallen Heroes, Families

After six months Navy Veteran Chris Ring has become the first american to swim the Mississippi River. Yesterday (Friday) Ring ended his journey at the Head of Passes in Louisiana, where the river splits off in three directions.

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USA TODAY via YouTube
USA TODAY via YouTube
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Minnesota Teens’ App Aims to Stop Night Terrors For Veterans [VIDEO]

These teens are helping veterans with technology.

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CNN via YouTube
CNN via YouTube
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Veteran Helps Comrades “Walk off the War” With Hikes on Appalachian Trail [VIDEO]

A CNN "Hero of the Year" nominee is the subject of today's "Happy News Over Angry Music" story!

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