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Staying connected in a war zone

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A Wadena area military family, like many others, is using technology to keep in touch with the husband and father overseas.

Sgt. Mike Kleinke (Sgt. First Class, E-7) is based in Kuwait with the National Guard Red Bulls of east St. Paul. He has been in the service almost 21 years, and this time in Kuwait is his third deployment.


"We do a lot of Skype. They can send packages, they can talk on the phone, through the computer," Mike's wife, Rhonda Kleinke, said.

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