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Published May 14, 2010, 08:40 AM

North Dakota Soldiers Returning

By: Associated Press, WDAZ

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota National Guard soldiers who served as part of a NATO peacekeeping force in Kosovo are returning to North Dakota.

The Guard says the soldiers are flying home Friday on charted and commercial flights: 113 to Fargo, 20 to Bismarck, and one each to Minot and Jamestown.

The soldiers with the 231st Maneuver Task Force and the 141st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade arrived Sunday at Camp Atterbury in Indiana, where they went through the demobilization process. They had been expected earlier but ash from the Iceland volcano delayed their return.

About 500 North Dakota soldiers remain in Kosovo.