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MDVA Announces Veteran Housing Rental Incentive
November 11, 2015
One of the biggest struggles in the State’s race to end Veteran Homelessness has been identifying landlords willing to give homeless Veterans a second chance. The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs announced today that landlords who rent to Veterans currently listed on the Minnesota Homeless Veterans Registry could be eligible for a $1,000 incentive.
Mayors to Host 'Keys for Heroes' Event
November 04, 2015
Landlords, property owners and the media are invited to attend a reception with Saint Paul Mayor Chris Coleman and Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges to learn more about the important role landlords play in housing Veterans in our community.
State of Minnesota Veterans Day Celebration
October 30, 2015
The official State of Minnesota Veterans Day Program is scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, November 11 at the Veterans Memorial Community Center in Inver Grove Heights. The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Minnesota Commanders’ Task Force invite Veterans, families, elected officials, and community members to celebrate and honor all Veterans who have served this country with bravery.
Veterans Still Serving With “Operation Sight and Sound”
October 29, 2015
“Operation Sight & Sound” (OSS) brings Veterans together for group songwriting and individual artistic expression through photography and performance.
MDVA at the State Fair
August 27, 2015
Come visit the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs, also known as MDVA at the “Great Minnesota Get Together.” The Department will host a booth in the south side of the 4-H building for the duration of the state fair.
State of Minnesota E-Mail Outage
August 20, 2015
On Tuesday, August 19, 2015, The State of Minnesota experienced an email outage for incoming messages. If you emailed a state employee between the hours of 1:00am and 8:15pm on August 19, 2015, that message was not received. In order to ensure your message is received...
Innovation Awards Recognize Program for Homeless Veterans
July 30, 2015
The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs’ Homeless Veterans Registry is among 10 winners of this year’s Minnesota State Government Innovation Awards. The awards, which recognize innovation and service redesign in state government, are hosted by the University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs. MDVA’s efforts to end Veteran homelessness using the Homeless Veterans Registry will be recognized in an award ceremony today at the Minnesota History Center.
MACV to Hold 2015 Metro StandDown August 4 - 5
July 24, 2015
Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MACV) will be holding the 23rd annual Metro Area Veterans’ StandDown August 4 - 5 at the Boy Scout Base Camp at Fort Snelling. Free on-site assistance for homeless and underserved Veterans will include VA medical clinic, hot meals, clothing, VA benefit information, hygiene kits, legal assistance (including court, federal and state tax assistance), housing and employment assistance, mental health resources, DMV, haircuts, chaplaincy, public benefits information, and more.
Minnesota Veterans to Bury Future History
June 10, 2015
A time capsule filled with artifacts preserved for future Veterans is scheduled to be buried at the Minneapolis Veterans Home Thursday, June 18 at 2 p.m. Residents, families and the Veterans community have been involved in selecting the items to be included in the time capsule. The items will be on display briefly before the burial.
Honoring the Fallen at Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery
May 21, 2015
Memorial Day is a time to honor the memory and service of all Veterans and military members who have given their lives in the service of this country. The Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls is hosting a Memorial Day program in honor of our fallen service-members. The program will begin with a concert by the Richfield Symphonic Band, followed by the parade of flags. The program will also have a special recognition for women in the military.