Gov. Walz travels to Kuwait to visit ahead of holidays

“It was my honor to spend time with the service members serving our country in Kuwait,” said Governor Walz

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KVRR) — Governor Tim Walz traveled to Kuwait to visit members of the Minnesota National Guard’s 347th Regional Support Group and members of the RSG’s 147th Human Resources Company. They are serving abroad this holiday season. Walz says as a 24-year veteran of the National Guard, he knows what it’s like to be away from family. He…

Clay County’s Top Prosecutor Is Being Deployed For Second Time Since 2006

Brian Melton is a colonel in the Minnesota National Guard

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Clay County Attorney Brian Melton is being deployed to Kuwait. He says part of the mission involves administering intelligence information. Melton is a colonel in the Minnesota National Guard. He will be away for about a year, beginning in late September or early October. It’ll be the second time he’s been deployed since he was first elected…

Deployed “Happy Hooligans” Returning to their Families in Fargo

Many have been away from their loved ones for about six months

FARGO, ND — Six months ago, groups of “Happy Hooligans” were deployed to different parts of Southwest Asia. They’re starting to return home. Families and friends gathered at Hector International Airport to greet their loved ones with open arms. Dozens of others from the 119th Wing came out to greet the six people returning home this afternoon. People greeting the…