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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A large contingent of Minnesota National Guard soldiers who served in Iraq return to the state Sunday.

The National Guard says 215 soldiers from the 1st Squadron, 94th Cavalry, 1st Brigade Combat Team will return to St. Paul. Army Lt. Col. Rick Schute says the soldiers are flying on commercial, military-chartered flight and will arrive at the 133rd Airlift Wing.

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The brigade, which provides reconnaissance and security, supported the final phase of the Iraq war.

Schute says it's the first of many groups returning to Minnesota over the next three weeks. Buses will carry the soldiers along four different routes throughout the state and will stop at various armories, including Pine City, Cloquet, Duluth, Anoka, St. Cloud, Brainerd, Hutchinson, Redwood Falls and Bloomington.

Times are subject to change and arrival times at armories are estimates.

BUS ROUTE #1

Pine City Armory

1045 Main St. S.

Pine City, Minn. 55063

11 a.m.

Cloquet Armory

801 Highway 33 S.

Cloquet, Minn. 55720

12:15 p.m.

Duluth Armory

4015 Airpark Blvd.

Duluth, Minn. 55811

1 p.m.

BUS ROUTE #2

Anoka Armory

408 E. Main St.

Anoka, Minn. 55303

10:20 a.m.

St. Cloud Armory

1710 Veterans Drive

St. Cloud, Minn. 56303

11:45 p.m.

Brainerd Armory

1115 Wright St.

Brainerd, Minn. 56401

1:20 p.m.

BUS ROUTE #3

Hutchinson Armory

1200 Adams St. S.E.

Hutchinson, Minn. 55350

12 p.m.

Redwood Falls Armory

530 Highway 101

Redwood Falls, Minn. 56283

1:15 p.m.

BUS ROUTE #4

Bloomington Armory

3300 W. 98th St.

Bloomington, Minn. 55431

10:50 a.m.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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