User uShare Login | Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.

28° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options



 Winter Storm for November 30, 2015

Snow Outlook

Severe Weather

State Radar

Click here for local closings & delays

Send photos to

Storm Center Update



[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!


National Guard Soldiers Return To Luverne

May 6, 2012, 10:01 PM by Hailey Higgins

National Guard Soldiers Return To Luverne

More than 150 Minnesota National Guard soldiers are home after spending several months overseas. The A battery of the 125th Field Artillery Battalion returned to Luverne Sunday morning. 

After nine months apart, Specialist Blaine Collin's son Abel can finally put his arms around his father. Collin's spent the last nine months serving in Kuwait.

"It's a relief but it just doesn't seem quite real yet. There is so much that's going on," Collin said.

While stationed overseas, the soldiers provided critical convoy security, Naval base defense and general security in the area.

More than 1,000 people came to attend the homecoming to welcome soldiers who sacrificed so much for the country.

"Seeing how much my son has grown since I've been gone is a big thing. I feel like I missed a lot, but hopefully I can make up for it here in the next year," Specialist Madson said.

"We are really happy to have him back. It's been quite a while since we've had him around," Angela Madson said.

After being away for so long, we asked soldiers what they are looking forward to the most now that they’re back home.

"Sleeping in a full-sized bed. My feet hang off all the beds in Kuwait," Collin said.

"Just relax. Sit down and relax," Madson said.

This article has been revised to reflect the following correction:
A misspelling was corrected in this story.

Previous Story

Next Story




View news

You may also like

Ronald Neels Sentenced To 75 Years In Prison

11/23/2015 5:59 PM

For more than a decade, nobody knew Ronald Neels was sexually abusing a victim inside his home near Garretson. The victim never said anything about th...

Full Story | Watch
Tyrese Ruffin's Mother Speaks Publicly For First Time

11/25/2015 6:18 AM

In her first and only television interview, Doohen talked about her son, who she called the joy of her life.

Full Story
LHS Student Charged With Making Bomb Threat

11/23/2015 10:53 AM

Sioux Falls Police said a 16-year-old student wrote a message on a bathroom mirror.

Full Story
Sioux Falls Police Investigate Multiple Stabbings

11/23/2015 12:12 AM

Sioux Falls Police are investigating two stabbings late Sunday night.

Full Story
Police Arrest Man In Indianapolis Woman's Slaying

11/23/2015 6:36 AM

18-year-old Larry Taylor of Indianapolis has been arrested on a preliminary charge of murder in the death of 28-year-old Amanda Blackburn.

Full Story