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Military Retiree Appreciation Day Aug. 23 in Rosemount
A military Retiree Appreciation Day will be held Friday, Aug. 23 at the National Guard Armory and Community Center in Rosemount. Retirees from all branches of the armed forces and their family members are eligible to attend. The event will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Retiree Appreciation...
July 27, 2013 - 9:27am
July 21, 2013
Veterans with disabilities are eligible for free hunting licenses
Minnesota resident veterans with 100 percent service-connected permanent disability can apply for a free permanent card that allows them to receive a free small game and either-sex deer hunting license each year, according to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Minnesota...
July 21, 2013 - 10:31am
July 16, 2013
More veterans now eligible for Minnesota GI Bill benefits
As Minnesota's "Hire a Veteran Month" continues, Governor Mark Dayton announced yesterday that July also marks the new expansion of eligibility for Minnesota GI Bill benefits. This session Governor Dayton signed a measure designed to give more Minnesota veterans access to the financial...
July 16, 2013 - 8:02am
July 7, 2013
July is 'Hire a Veteran Month'
Governor Mark Dayton issued a proclamation declaring the month of July to be 'Hire a Veteran Month' in Minnesota. Dayton encourages all Minnesota employers to help connect military service members with employment opportunities during the month of July, and to continue hiring veterans...
July 7, 2013 - 12:11pm
June 29, 2013
Miltary members can go to Valleyfair for free July 4-7
Valleyfair is once again honoring "Hometown Heroes" this season with Military Appreciation Days during the Fourth of July holiday, July 4 - 7. Any member of the armed service; active, inactive or retired will receive one free regular admission ticket into Valleyfair in Shakopee....
June 29, 2013 - 8:15am
June 16, 2013
New website launches for Minnesota veterans
The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs has announced the launch of their newly redesigned website at MinnesotaVeteran.org. In its continuing effort to be in the forefront of providing the best service and care for the state's 370,000 Veterans, MDVA is excited to present this...
June 16, 2013 - 2:13pm
June 13, 2013
Franken pushes bill to help break VA claims backlog
U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.) told members of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Wednesday that the current backlog in processing claims for veterans in Minnesota and across the country is unacceptable, and he urged passage of his legislation to speed up the process. The current...
June 13, 2013 - 8:41am
May 25, 2013
Veterans can get into Valleyfair for free this weekend
Valleyfair is once again honoring our Hometown Heroes this season with Military Appreciation Days Memorial Day weekend, May 24 - 27 and the Fourth of July holiday, July 4 - 7. Any member of the armed service, active or veteran, will receive one free regular admission ticket into...
May 25, 2013 - 8:07am
May 24, 2013
Purple Heart, brotherly bonds: Critical care nurse in Afghanistan shares blog about a sniper shooting
Editor's note: The following is the conclusion of a two-part blog entry written by Patty Roth of Alexandria. She's deployed in Afghanistan as...
May 24, 2013 - 12:00am
May 22, 2013
A glimpse into military life and death
Editor's note: The following is part one of a two-part blog entry written by Patty Roth of Alexandria. She's deployed in Afghanistan as a critical...
May 22, 2013 - 12:00am
May 2, 2013
Minnesota National Guard names new chaplain
The Minnesota National Guard recently introduced a new full-time support chaplain. "Spiritual health is important to the overall well-being of a service member, so we are excited to have Twin Cities native, Chaplain Phillip "Buddy" Winn, join our team," said Army Maj. Gen. Richard...
May 2, 2013 - 11:47am
April 1, 2013
Military youth to be recognized in April
During the month of April, military-connected youth throughout the state will be recognized for the sacrifices they make while a parent serves in the Armed Forces. "Parents can register to receive a letter from the governor that recognizes military-connected youth as being our smallest...
April 1, 2013 - 11:37am
March 11, 2013
Children of military invited to send poems to contest
In recognition of the "Month of the Military Child" and "National Poetry Month" in April, U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) announced today that he is hosting his second annual poetry contest for children of military families in Minnesota. "Being part of a military family isn't easy,"...
March 11, 2013 - 12:06pm
February 16, 2013
Camp Ripley to be honored Saturday with distinguished guest
The Chief of Defense for Norway General Harald Sunde will visit Camp Ripley, Minnesota on Saturday, February 16, to recognize and honor the 40th Anniversary of the United States / Norwegian Reciprocal Troop Exchange program. "This is a great honor for Camp Ripley and the Minnesota...
February 16, 2013 - 11:18am
January 13, 2013
Nominees sought for employers who support Guards, Reservists
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense agency, is encouraging Guardsmen and Reservists to nominate their civilian employers for the 2013 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award before the January 21 deadline. The Freedom Award is the...
January 13, 2013 - 11:41am