Afghanistan

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What we know about the MN National Guard in Afghanistan

The soldiers were in Kabul "helping secure Hamid Karzai International Airport."

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Walz, Flanagan: MN ready to welcome Afghan refugee families

They wrote a letter stating as much to President Joe Biden this week.

Report: Best Buy to name new CFO

Best Buy will announce Monday that have hired a new Chief Financial Officer, the Star Tribune reports. A source told the paper that Sharon McCollam, a former CEO and CFO at cookware retailer Williams-Sonoma, will take the CFO position at the Richfield-based electronics retailer.

Minn. teacher gets money to cover lost pay for time he was in Afghanistan

Winona teacher Matt Reuter returned home from service last summer to find he was responsible for covering the costs of his substitute teacher. Under state law, the Winona District was required to deduct $11,000 from his pay. But the Legislature changed that law, and a national teacher union raised money from its members to cover his lost wages.

Duluth's 148th Fighter Wing to deploy to Afghanistan

About 300 are headed to Kandahar Air Field in August for about two months. It will be the first time the fighter wing uses its Block 50 F-16s in deployment. The wing received the first of the Block 50s in April 2010. Worth about $30 million each, the Block 50s are as much as 13 years newer than the Block 25s the 148th was flying.

12 Minn. soldiers return from Afghanistan in time for Father's Day

Twelve Minnesota National Guard soldiers arrived home Saturday after a one-year deployment in Afghanistan. With Father's Day Sunday, Army Maj. John P. Wisniewski says the reunion with their families in Roseville will be extra special since nine of the 12 soldiers are dads.