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The Rosemount-based 34th Red Bull Infantry Division assumed responsibility for mission command and control of Task Force Spartan from Pennsylvania's 28th Infantry Division during a transfer of authority ceremony Monday, Nov. 12, at Camp Arifjan in Kuwait, according to a news release. The Minnesota National Guard division is on a nine-month deployment to lead nearly 10,000 soldiers from subordinate brigades conducting theater security operations across the Middle East.
World War I officially ended when the Allies and Germany signed the Treaty of Versailles on June 28, 1919. That centennial is still eight months away. Fighting had ceased seven months earlier, however, when an armistice — a temporary cessation of hostilities — went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. Namely, Nov. 11, 1918. Blessedly, that armistice held and today that's when we consider the end of what was known then as "The Great War."
A snow squall over eastern Dakota County and northwest Pierce County could dump one to two inches of snow Friday morning, Nov. 9, 2018, according to the National Weather Service in the Twin Cities and Chanhassen .
Most Wisconsin 2018 elections were too close to call during the early hours of Wednesday, Nov. 7. Wisconsin's Secretary of State race was one of the few races to be called before 12:30 a.m. on Wednesday. Democrat Doug La Follette won his 12th term as Wisconsin's Secretary of State on Tuesday, Nov. 6.
The Wisconsin gubernatorial race has remained tight since the polls closed at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 6. According to the Journal Sentinel's website, Democrat Tony Evers held a 122-vote lead over incumbent Republican Gov. Scott Walker as of 12:35 a.m. on Wednesday. With 98 percent reporting and 3,592 of the 3,676 precinct results submitted, Evers and Walker both claimed 49 percent of voters' support. The Journal Sentinel reported at 11:54 p.m. on Tuesday that Milwaukee County had more than 45,000 uncounted absentee ballots.
Dozens of area Minnesota National Guard soldiers arrived at Camp Arifjan in Kuwait on a nine-month deployment to the Middle East, according to a news release Monday, Nov. 5. They join more than 600 soldiers in the 34th Red Bull Infantry Division leading Task Force Spartan, designed to build capacity, regional self-reliance and stability in 20 countries.
Voters will find statewide, regional and local candidates on ballots Tuesday Nov. 6 for the midterm election. Here are some resources to help get informed before heading to the polls.
Democrat Doug La Follette has served as the Wisconsin Secretary of State for nearly 40 years. Challenger Jay Schroeder, a licensed mortgage loan officer who owns a small business specializing in real estate and stock market investing, is his opponent.
Two candidates will square off at the polls Nov. 6 for the Assembly District 93 seat: Incumbent Warren Petryk (R-Eleva) and challenger Charlie Warner (D-Mondovi).
Democrat Tony Evers, the current Superintendent of Public Instruction, is hoping to unseat incumbent Republican Gov. Scott Walker, who voters elected governor in 2010. Walker won an attempted recall election in 2012 and was elected for a third time in 2014.