The Minnesota National Guard lost contact with the UH-60 Black Hawk Thursday afternoon just minutes after it took off from the St. Cloud Airport. It crashed about 16 miles southwest of St. Cloud near Marty.

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Governor Tim Walz has ordered flags be flown at half-staff in honor of three Minnesota National Guard soldiers killed in the crash until Monday afternoon.

Investigators from the Army Aviation Center in Fort Rucker, Alabama investigating the crash.

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