Minnesota National Guard sees surge in recruitment

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Photo by: Minnesota National Guard - Facebook

(St. Paul, MN) -- The Minnesota National Guard is seeing a surge in recruitment.

More than a thousand new recruits enlisted last year. The Minnesota Guard had the fourth highest recruitment numbers in the nation last year, behind Texas, New York, and Pennsylvania.

The entire Minnesota Guard worked a combined 100-thousand days in 2020, drastically up from the typical load of a thousand combined days per year.

Guard members were also part of an unprecedented security force during the Derek Chauvin trial for the murder of George Floyd.