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Camp Ripley takes on largest solar energy project on a military base in MN

Posted: August 28, 2014 08:08 AM
Minnesota National Guard Little Falls, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Duluth-based Minnesota Power and the Minnesota National Guard signed an agreement on Wednesday to construct the largest solar energy installation on military property in the state.

"This solar array will start the road to making Camp Ripley net zero in energy," said Major General, Rick Nash who is with the Minnesota National Guard.

Minnesota National Guard teams with private sector to bring solar energy to Camp Ripley

Posted: August 27, 2014 09:08 AM
Minnesota National Guard Little Falls, Minn.-- The Minnesota National Guard and Minnesota Power will join forces to build a major solar energy project at Camp Ripley, the largest military base in Minnesota.

The Minnesota National Guard and Duluth-based Minnesota Power today signed a memorandum of understanding outlining plans to build a 10-megawatt utility-scale solar energy array spanning 100 acres at Camp Ripley. The project will be the largest solar energy installation on any National Guard base in the country. Minnesota Power will also identify ways to help the Guard save 30 percent of its energy, and install backup generation for energy security at Camp Ripley.

McLeod County Proclaimed Yellow Ribbon Community

Posted: August 26, 2014 01:08 PM
Minnesota National Guard Hutchinson, Minn.- McLeod County was proclaimed a Yellow Ribbon Community at the McLeod County Fairgrounds Aug. 15 making it official that every community that includes a Minnesota National Guard Armory is an official Yellow Ribbon Community. Secretary of State Mark Ritchie proclaimed the county during a ceremony during the McLeod Country Fair.

“Many folks do not know how high the bar has been set,” said Ritchie. “This is a sustainable action plan that has a very high set of expectations and your community has said ‘Yes we can, we will’ hold ourselves accountable for this service of our Soldiers, our military families, our veterans and everyone that supports them.”

Minnesota Military Museum Curator and Secretary of State discuss Red Bull history

Posted: August 25, 2014 01:08 PM
Minnesota National Guard Last Memorial Day, Doug Bekke, the curator of the Minnesota Military Museum at Camp Ripley and Minnesota's Secretary of State, Mark Ritchie had the opportunity to sit down with Tom Lyons of Minnesota Military Radio in Minneapolis to discuss the 34th Infantry Division and Minnesota's military history.

Lyons: Welcome back to our special Memorial Day edition of Minnesota Military Radio. I am your host Tom Lyons. This is Twin Cities News Talk AM1230. Jack and Ben, Up and At 'Em in the Morning, will be back tomorrow morning, but today, all morning, we'll be talking about Memorial Day with our special guests and my co-host this morning has been Secretary of State, Mark Ritchie. Mr secretary, you're always here early in the morning and your full energy. I don't know how you do that at this hour.

Minnesota Military Youth to be recognized at the Minnesota State Fair

Posted: August 25, 2014 12:08 PM
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Aug. 25, 2014

Minnesota’s Military Youth are the focus of Military Appreciation Day at the Minnesota State Fair on Tuesday, Aug. 26th.

“Military children bravely face the uncertainty of their parent's safety when they are away, as well as the difficult reintegration when they return. It is important for these military-connected youth to know that their nation and community stand by them in support, and that we recognize their strength and the sacrifices they have made,” said Maj Scott Hawks, director of public affairs for the Minnesota National Guard.

Lynx honor military with Military Appreciation Night

Posted: August 19, 2014 10:08 AM
Minnesota National Guard ST. PAUL, Minn.- The Minnesota Lynx hosted their third annual Military Appreciation Night Aug. 12. The Lynx donated tickets to active, reservist, National Guard and retired members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families from across the state of Minnesota.

The night featured various pregame activities for these military families and also included a pregame on-court flag display by members representing all five branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. Many of the military members involved with the detail enjoyed the time they had to represent.

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