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Santa, soldiers bring joy to town with river erosion crisis

Dec. 11, 2019 1:03 AM EST

NAPAKIAK, Alaska (AP) — A school employee wearing a traditional pink Alaska Native smock called a kuspuk breezed through the hubbub in the cafeteria adorned with murals of purely Alaska scenes, zigzagging through children clutching presents and past uniformed soldiers wearing Santa caps. “Napakiak...

Wisconsin Guard leader resigns in wake of sex assault review

Dec. 9, 2019 5:27 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The commander of the Wisconsin National Guard agreed to resign at Gov. Tony Evers' request Monday, following the release of a scathing federal report that found the Guard defied federal law, regulations and policies for years over the handling of soldiers' sexual assault and harassment...

Timeline of Wisconsin Guard sex assault developments

Dec. 9, 2019 4:57 PM EST

MADISON, Wis (AP) — The Wisconsin National Guard's top commander agreed to resign Monday after Gov. Tony Evers released a federal report that found he improperly launched his own investigations into sexual assault complaints in defiance of federal law and Department of Defense policy. Here is a timeline...

Head of Wisconsin National Guard to resign after investigation finds repeated mishandling of sexual assault complaints

Dec. 9, 2019 4:50 PM EST
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Head of Wisconsin National Guard to resign after investigation finds repeated mishandling of sexual assault complaints.

Minnesota National Guard identifies 3 killed in copter crash

Dec. 8, 2019 3:25 PM EST

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota National Guard says the three soldiers who were killed when their helicopter crashed near St. Cloud this week were part of a unit that returned last May from a nine-month deployment to the Middle East. The Guard identified the men who were killed in Thursday's crash as...

Army team will lead probe into Minnesota helicopter crash

Dec. 6, 2019 9:17 PM EST

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — Army investigators will lead the probe into the crash of a Minnesota National Guard helicopter that killed all three soldiers aboard. A five-member team from Fort Rucker, Alabama, was expected to arrive Friday to begin the work of determining why the Black Hawk crashed in a farm...

'Devastated': 3 crew killed in Black Hawk crash in Minnesota

Dec. 5, 2019 11:18 PM EST

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — Three soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard were killed Thursday when the Black Hawk helicopter they were riding in for a routine maintenance test flight crashed in a farm field in central Minnesota, Gov. Tim Walz confirmed. The identities of the soldiers were not immediately...

Minnesota National Guard official says Black Hawk Helicopter carrying three crew members has crashed

Dec. 5, 2019 5:49 PM EST
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota National Guard official says Black Hawk Helicopter carrying three crew members has crashed.

Minnesota National Guard says it has lost contact with Black Hawk helicopter; unknown how many people onboard

Dec. 5, 2019 4:51 PM EST
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota National Guard says it has lost contact with Black Hawk helicopter; unknown how many people onboard.

Investigators to brief Wisconsin Guard leader on sex probe

Dec. 5, 2019 4:30 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Federal investigators plan to brief the Wisconsin National Guard's top commander this weekend on findings from a seven-month review of the Guard's sexual assault reporting and investigation protocols, Gov. Tony Evers said Thursday in a letter to legislative leaders. The Guard has been...