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State to Activate 'Veteran Rapid Response Team'
January 27, 2016
SAINT PAUL, Minn. – A new initiative will provide immediate assistance to homeless Veterans during the 2016 Point-in-Time (PIT) count, the annual one-day count to identify everyone experiencing homelessness in Minnesota. This year the PIT count will be conducted January 28, and for the first time the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) is organizing a Veteran Rapid Response Team and crisis shelter to assist any homeless Veterans identified through this outreach.
Coast Guard Tribute Painting Displayed at Duluth Depot
January 21, 2016
DULUTH, Minn. - The Veterans Memorial Hall in the Duluth Depot, will unveil Minnesota artist Charles Kapsner’s Coast Guard tribute painting, the third painting in a series of five honoring each military service. Kapsner, who was commissioned by the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery Association to create artwork for the State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls, Minnesota, has developed the “Looking to the Past, Present, and Future: A Veterans Educational Historic Project,” commonly referred to as the Veterans Art Project. The temporary exhibit will display the large-scale 8 by 10 foot oil painting and host appearances by the artist and members of the Coast Guard Honor Guard throughout the weekend. The exhibit goes through Monday, January 25, after which the painting will be sent to Little Falls for permanent display at the State Veterans Cemetery.
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Ceremony
December 02, 2015
The Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, Fort Snelling National Cemetery Memorial Rifle Squad and Minnesota Department of Veteran Affairs are hosting the 74th Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day program.
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.