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MINNESOTA NEWS ROUNDUP: National Guard unit deploys for Afghanistan

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A Minnesota National Guard unit will soon begin a dangerous assignment in Afghanistan. Ninety-five members of the 849th Mobility Augmentation Company left Litchfield yesterday (Sun) for a one-year tour of duty. Their job will be to clear roads of improvised explosive devices. Captain Matt Jukkala says the troops are prepared and their number-one goal is bringing everybody home in the exact condition in which they left.

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Jason Schulte
Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts with his wife and two daughters. 
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