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National Guard aircraft heard locally?

The helicopters heard on the night of Feb. 8 in the Morris area may have been aircraft flying near Camp Ripley, the Minnesota National Guard camp, said Master Sgt. Blair Heusdens of the Minnesota National Guard Public Affairs.

Heusdens said the Minnesota National Guard site in St. Cloud said aircraft were being flown in the Camp Ripley area. Camp Ripley is about two hours northeast of Morris.

Stevens County Sheriff Jason Dingman said the helicopters heard on Feb. 18 were not associated with any local law enforcement activity. Dingman said he was contacted by law enforcement dispatch and emergency management that night who were also curious about the helicopter(s.)

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