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N.D. Guard may downsize: Budget cuts may force state to pull out of one or more cities

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The North Dakota National Guard would have to reduce its troop strength by as much as 8.8 percent — 250 to 300 soldiers — to meet proposed cuts outlined in the U.S. Department of Defense Fiscal 2015 budget.

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That could mean that one or more of the 18 cities hosting National Guard units could lose its local Guard connection.

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