Afghanistan

  A Memorial Day 2014 Tribute: The Cambridge unit went into Afghanistan knowing it would face hostile situations. “We trained for every scenario possible,” said Sgt. 1st Class Josh Manske. While the soldiers didn’t experience much with small arms fire, they did take a few random rocket attacks that the Taliban would set up on [...]

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Sgt. Chelsea Peterson has American flag flown on Afghani soil in honor of her sixth-grade teacher in Rush City Paul Kirby is hardly known for wearing his emotions on his sleeve. After all, he’s a Marine, a high school football coach, a guy who grew up on the Range. Yet the gift of an American [...]

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Air Force combat rescue officer Jesse Peterson turns mission into bedtime story into book for more reasons than one A Rush City native has written a children’s book based on one of his Guardian Angel community’s many true-to-life rescue missions. Major Jesse Peterson, who graduated from Rush City High School in 1994, was part of [...]

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850th Horizontal Engineer Company, Cambridge, deploys 149 soldiers to Afghanistan— By Rachel Kytonen/Isanti County News— Crystal Nickel beamed with pride as her husband, Kevin Nickel, Jr., marched into the Cambridge-Isanti High School gymnasium. But inside, she felt like breaking down in tears. While she knew for 18 months this day was coming, reality had not [...]

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