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Salute to Women Veterans Event
April 24, 2015
Registration is now open for the 2015 Salute to Women Veterans event May 16 at Cragun’s Resort in Brainerd, Minn. Hosted by the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs, the theme will focus on “Celebrating Courage and Promoting Wellness” for all female Veterans. In addition to networking, attendees will have direct, on-site access to information on state and federal benefits, vendors, resources and holistic health practitioners. Beyond the Yellow Ribbon will be at the event presenting on how they provide support for all Veterans in the state. Diverse event workshops will include Veteran employment, entrepreneurship, art therapy, meditation, mindfulness, Eco psychology, and VA health care options for women.
Minnesota Moves Towards Goal of Ending Veteran Homelessness
March 06, 2015
With 300 days remaining in 2015, the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs announces the launch of a statewide Registry focused on housing Veterans experiencing homelessness. MDVA, together with Governor Mark Dayton’s Cabinet-Level Interagency Council on Homelessness, set this goal as a part of the State's Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness in Minnesota by the end of 2015. If successful, Minnesota will be the first state to do so.
Veterans Day on the Hill
March 04, 2015
The Minnesota Commanders’ Task Force (CTF), together with the United Veterans Legislative Council (UVLC) and the Minnesota Association of County Veterans Service Officers (MACVSOs) will be holding a joint Veterans Day on the Hill event to announce their 2015 legislative agenda. Veterans Day on the Hill, which this year will be held at the Cedar Street Armory is open to the public and is a day when Veterans of all eras in Minnesota unite as one common voice to speak on behalf of the over 369000 Veterans in the state of Minnesota. Veterans from around the state are encouraged to participate and meet with the legislators, by appointment, at the conclusion of the event.
Women Veterans Gather to Purchase New License Plates
December 29, 2014
SAINT PAUL, Minn. –New Year, New Plates! On January 2nd Women Veterans will line up to purchase the newly designed Women Veterans’ License Plate. The plates bear the inscription “Woman Veteran” and follow criteria established by a working group of Women Veterans and Public Safety employees. These are the first Veterans plates in Minnesota that specifically refer to Women Veterans.
Pearl Harbor Anniversary to be Remembered
December 04, 2014
Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014 marks the 73rd Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor. The 1941 Japanese raid on Pearl Harbor was a defining moment in U.S. history.
State of Minnesota Veterans Day Celebration
November 10, 2014
Past and current Veterans will be celebrated and honored at the official State of Minnesota Veterans Day Program Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 10 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial Community Center in Inver Grove Heights.
Learn About Ebola and State Preparedness
October 21, 2014
State agencies are planning and preparing in the event a confirmed case of Ebola is discovered in Minnesota. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has information on its website about Ebola and the State’s efforts.
Documentaries Illuminate Military and Veteran Experiences
October 15, 2014
TPT Shares Stories of Service with All Minnesotans in Oct. and Nov. Twin Cities Public Television (tpt), the PBS affiliate serving the Minneapolis and St. Paul area, has partnered with the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MACV), the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs and the Minnesota National Guard to bring viewers three new captivating documentaries that provide a look into the lives and experiences of Minnesota’s military members and Veterans.
Minnesota Receives $36 Million in Federal Grants for Veterans Homes
October 07, 2014
ST. PAUL, MN – Governor Mark Dayton today announced that the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) will receive two federal grants totaling $36 million for the expansion, modernization, and improvement of four Minnesota veterans’ homes. These new grants will help expand the capacity of the State Veterans Homes , and improve the quality of life enjoyed by Minnesota’s veterans.
MACV to Hold 2014 Metro StandDown August 5 - 6
July 31, 2014
The Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MACV) will be holding the 22nd annual Metro Area Veterans’ StandDown August 5 ‐ 6 at the Boy Scout Base Camp at Fort Snelling. Free on‐site assistance for homeless and underserved Veterans will include a 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. There will be a free shuttle to and from the Fort Snelling Light Rail Station. Shuttles will also be picking up Veterans from local shelters.