Members of the Illinois National Guard were at Camp Ripley near Little Falls, Minn., last week training with their four Shadow drones. The Shadows, which weigh 380 pounds and have a wingspan of 14 feet, are unarmed and have been used primarily for tracking battlefield movement and for protecting bases in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Updated: July 24, 2012, - 06:47 PM
The use of unmanned aerial drones, whose deadly accuracy helped revolutionize modern warfare high above the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan, is now spreading intrigue and worry across the plains of North Dakota.
Updated: July 22, 2012, - 06:26 AM
Feds ground balsa wood plane used for checking beaver dams.
Updated: July 21, 2012, - 10:06 PM
Minnesota was named one of 15 "All-Star" states on Tuesday for promoting and protecting the voting rights of the state's military service members and their families.
Updated: July 17, 2012, - 06:18 PM
Several programs are being developed to help veterans find work and get to work.
Updated: July 03, 2012, - 06:26 PM
As division commander with the Minnesota National Guard in the 1980s, Army Maj. Gen. Robert Blevins was credited with transforming his outfit from a reserve unit operating under Cold War politics to the operational force the Minnesota Guard has become today.
Updated: June 21, 2012, - 09:43 PM
The Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center has been authorized to hire up to 24 additional staff to beef up its mental health operations, part of a nationwide effort by the VA to address concerns that veterans are not getting the mental health attention they deserve. Nationally the VA is trying to quickly hire 1,600 mental health professionals.
Updated: June 19, 2012, - 06:06 PM
With budget cuts and troop drawdowns, Minnesota's contractors will have to be more nimble to survive.
Updated: June 10, 2012, - 08:01 PM
George Letness worked with and befriended a young Charles Schulz and for 50 years was one of the best-known commercial illustrators in the Twin Cities, helping to create such iconic images as Count Chocula and Franken Berry.
Updated: June 07, 2012, - 09:47 PM