Minnesota National Guard returning 400 members from DC

Created: January 22, 2021 10:50 PM

On Friday the Minnesota National Guard announced that nearly 400 guard members are scheduled to return home this weekend after providing support for the presidential inauguration in Washington D.C.

They'll be taken from the nearly 750 that have helped secure the capitol since early this week. 

More than 200 airmen from the 148th Fighter Wing and 133rd Airlift Wing helped keep the peace on short notice.

The National Guard said they plan to keep 7,000 troops in the capitol through mid-March because of potential threats.

They have not said how this would be broken up amongst the state's troops.

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