The troops, part of the 34th Red Bull Infantry Division, returned Friday after serving in Kuwait and Afghanistan. They're among 3,000 service members, the largest deployment since World War II, to make their way home this month.
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More than 2,500 Minnesota National Guard soldiers heading home
ABC 6 News reports members of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division are set to return over the next three weeks. The Minnesota Red Bulls have spent the last year serving in Afghanistan and Kuwait.
Bonus pay for Minnesota National Guard troops delayed until Oct. 1
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Minnesota troops overseas and loved ones back home enjoy virtual dinner
A group called Serving Our Troops and local restaurants teamed up to serve more than 16,000 steak dinners Saturday. Included in the event were 2,700 members of the Minnesota National Guard stationed in Kuwait. KARE 11 reports about 3,000 family members also gathered at the St. Paul RiverCentre to eat with the troops through a live video feed and Skype.
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