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Devils Lake guardsman remembered as mentor to soldiers

December 5, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A 41-year-old father of four, Darren Linde got called “Grandpa” and “Papa Bear” for being older than most of the soldiers he served with and trained, but also for putting his safety after that of his comrades. Continue Reading

List of war dead in North Dakota and northwest Minnesota

December 15, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

As the U.S. military brings the war in Iraq to an end, we remember service members who gave their life there and in Afghanistan, the other front on the Global War on Terror. Continue Reading

ND Guard pulled more than its weight in Iraq war

December 15, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Since 9/11, the North Dakota Guard has mobilized 3,800 Army Guard soldiers and more than 1,800 airmen in the Global War on Terror. Now only about 225 are deployed overseas, the lowest number in a decade. Meanwhile, about 4,000 remain in the state, the Guard said this week. Continue Reading

National Guard celebrates 375th birthday

December 13, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The North Dakota National Guard joined the rest of the nation in celebrating the 375th birthday of the National Guard on Tuesday.
It is the nation’s oldest military organization with roots in the militia that gathered in the English colonies on Dec. 13, 1636. Continue Reading

2011 FLOODS: Spring fight shifts to western North Dakota

May 24, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The fight against spring flooding in North Dakota has shifted westward from the Red River Valley, with Gov. Jack Dalrymple pledging to utilize state resources, including the National Guard, to aid efforts in the Minot and Bismarck areas. Continue Reading

Mother of fallen GF soldier asks ‘Where do we go from here?’

May 2, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Years after her son died in the war on terror, a Grand Forks mom reacts to the death of the master terrorist Osama bin Laden. Continue Reading

Guard soldiers giddy-up to home of Miss N.D. Rodeo for sandbag assist

April 13, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The Stanke farm is about three miles southwest of West Fargo. Shannon and Greg are the parents of reigning Miss Rodeo North Dakota, Sam Stanke, 22, who was just as surprised as her parents to see the strong showing of Guard soldiers in their front yard. “I thought, OK, here we go again,” Sam said. Open the article link and go to the bottom of the story to see National Guard video. Continue Reading

VIDEO: National Guard helps with sandbagging efforts in Enderlin, N.D., area

April 13, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Three videos from the North Dakota National Guard provide examples of its “quick response” teams assisting rural flood fights near Enderlin and West Fargo. Continue Reading

N.D. works with FEMA to upgrade disaster declaration

April 11, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

FEMA takes aerial tour of Fargo-Moorhead areaGov. Jack Dalrymple said today the state will continue working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to upgrade the state’s limited presidential emergency declaration to include a federal cost-share for flood-fighting efforts. Unlike in past years, the declaration does not yet provide guaranteed federal funding in advance to help pay for flood costs. Continue Reading

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Salute to Guard task force

September 19, 2010 in INFORUM

Members receive thanks for their service in Kosovo

North Dakota National Guard Spc. Andrew Dozhier’s daughter Madisyn wasn’t quite 3 days old the day of his Fargo sendoff to a deployment in Kosovo last year. Continue Reading