Wreaths For The Fallen

A blanket of white, covered with a sea of green. That was the scene in Little Falls Saturday at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery as friends, family, and other community members laid wreaths on veteran’s graves in a National Remembrance ceremony. But after over 400 additional...

MnDOT trains 90 more snow plow operators

Training to move the snow. The Minnesota Department of Transportation is training new plow operators at Camp Ripley to be ready to clear snow during the upcoming winter months. The two-week training program consists of classroom work, behind the wheel training and truck...

Northwoods Adventure-Warrior River Run 2014

The Warrior River Run provides interesting opportunities for runners. First and foremost runners make their way along the Mississippi River in Camp Ripley. The run also allows people to be true to their school. The money raised goes to the Brainerd Public Schools Foundation. The...
Posted On 17 Sep 2014

Camp Ripley to build states largest solar energy plant in Minnesota

With a couple strokes of the pen, Minnesota Power and Camp Ripley agreed to create the nation’s largest military and Minnesota’s largest solar energy power source. Local and federal politicians witnessed the signing that’ll produce more power than Camp Ripley needs from a...

Minnesota Military Museum brought history to life during History After Hours

Guns, bandages, reenactors and meals ready-to-eat. Camp Ripley’s Minnesota Military Museum brought it all out from behind their glass cases to showoff last week during their History After Hours event. Minnesota Military Museum executive director, Jeff Thielen, says, “Most museums...

Minnesota law enforcement officers test new Dodger Pursuit cars

Officers start your engines. Police officers from around Minnesota got a chance to train at Camp Ripley with the new Dodge cars designed with law enforcement officers in mind. Chrysler law enforcement vehicle program manager, David Callery says, “We brought law enforcement...

Camp Ripley hosts Norwegian Home Guard during The American Dinner

One local non-profit is firing up the grill (PAUSE) to give the Norwegian Homegaurd a taste of Minnesota. Serving Our Troops have helped send deploying Minnesota troops offs with full stomachs for over ten years and they say it’s their way of giving back. One of Serving Our...

Norway and Minnesota exchange troops

Fly. Shoot. Drill. And learn from each other. Every year since 1973 Norway and Minnesota has exchange about 100 soldiers to train and learn from each other. This is the first time Camp Ripley has welcomed the Norwegian troops during the summer. And the Norwegians say they were...

Trolling the troops on the Mississippi

  Camp Ripley is normally where soldiers train. But today it was where they casted their lines out with disabled veterans. This is the 4th year of the Camp Ripley Trolling for Troops event. And it gives soldiers a chance to tell stories and connect with veterans, who share...

Northwoods Adventure-Best Warrior Competition

  The Army National Guard’s best from the Midwest completed a three-day skills and endurance competition last week at Camp Ripley. The Best Warrior Competition included one enlisted soldier and one non-commissioned officer from each of the Region IV states: Iowa,...
Posted On 20 May 2014
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