Shutdown stops national guard training in Minnesota

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Most Minnesota National Guard units will not be having their scheduled drills for this weekend.

The Associated Press reports, those drills were cancelled because of the federal government shutdown. The report indicates that a few units will continue to train for specific training requirements.

About 350 military technicians who work at Camp Ripley near Little Falls remain on furlough, according to a report in the St. Cloud Times. In all, just over 1200 military technicians have been furloughed since Monday in Minnesota. The technicians were not included in a last minute bill authorizing troop payment signed by President Obama.

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