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2018 Veterans Day on the Hill

3/12/2018 10:00:00 AM

/mdva/assets/2018-03-12-vets-day-on-the-hill_tcm1066-326944.pdfVeterans Day on the Hill flyerThe 2018 Veterans Day on the Hill will take place at 10 a.m. on March 12 in the Rotunda of the Minnesota State Capitol.

Veterans Day on the Hill is a joint event hosted by:

  • The Minnesota Commanders' Task Force
  • United Veterans Legislative Council of MN
  • MN Association of County Veterans Service Officers


Regional Rooms

"Regional Rooms” will be available for use by Veterans/supporters following the rally in the rotunda. The idea behind these rooms is to offer attendees a place to congregate, invite their lawmakers to visit and discuss Veterans issues specific to their region, as well as statewide.

Lawmakers will receive information about these rooms. However, it is highly recommended that anyone who will be attending also reach out to personally invite their members to drop-in. The rooms will be available from 11:00 to 1:30.

Not sure how to contact your lawmaker? Or, unsure who represents you at the state level? Check the online legislative map.

This is in no way intended to discourage anyone from also attempting to set up one-on-one meetings to advocate. Also, if your area has historically done a room on their own, please don’t let this effort deter you.

/mdva/assets/2018-03-12-mncvso-districts_tcm1066-327564.jpgMNCVSO DistrictsMetro Area 2 (see map) - Rooms 317A and 316 in Capital Building (Please select either room). 

Counties: Isanti, Chisago, Anoka, Washington, Ramsey, Hennepin, Dakota, Scott, Carver and Rice.

Southeast and South-Central Areas 1 & 9 (see map) - Room 300 North in State Office Building (capacity 100). 

Counties: Goodhue, Wabasha, Steele, Dodge, Olmsted, Winona, Freeborn, Mower, Fillmore, Houston, McLeod (could go with 7), Sibley, Nicollet, La Sueur, Brown, Watonwan, Blue Earth, Waseca, Martin and Faribault.

Southwest and Central Areas 7 & 8 (see map) - Room 300 South in the State Office Bldg. (capacity 100) 

Counties: Morrison, Benton, Stearns, Sherburne, Wright, Meeker, Kandiyohi, Swift, Chippewa, Lac Qui Parle, Yellow Medicine, Renville, Lincoln, Lyon, Redwood, Pipestone, Murray, Cottonwood, Rock, Nobles and Jackson.

Western and Northwestern Areas 5 & 6 (see map) - Room 2308 in MN Senate Bldg. 

Counties: Kittson, Roseau, Marshall, Polk, Pennington, Red Lake, Norman, Mahnomen, Clay, Becker, Wilkin, Otter Tail, Wadena, Traverse, Grant, Douglas, Todd, Stevens, Pope, Big Stone.

Northeast and North-Central Areas 3 & 4 (see map) - Room 2412 in MN Senate Bldg. 

Counties: Lake of the Woods, Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Cass, Koochiching, St. Louis, Lake, Cook, Aitkin, Carlton, Crow Wing, Mille Lacs, Kanabec and Pine.

Bus Information

There will be park and ride available in the Metro and many buses offering free rides from greater MN.

Free Metro Area Park and Ride

Osseo American Legion – 260 4th Ave SE, Osseo, MN POC: Marland (763) 242-3501, To reserve a seat call the post at: (763) 425-4858 and Press 1
Bloomington VFW – 311 West 84th St., Bloomington, MN. POC: CJ To Reserve a seat call the post at (952) 854-1296
Anoka American Legion – 400 West Main St., Anoka, MN. POC Doug (763) 227-8177; To reserve a seat call the post at (763) 227-8177.
Roseville VFW – 1145 Woodhill Dr., Roseville, MN. POC Mick (651) 776-1145. You can also contact Mick to reserve a seat.

Greater Minnesota Buses

St. Cloud Area Bus (Leaving from Waite Park American Legion) - To find out more information and/or reserve a seat contact Tom at (320) 252-7880
Willmar Area Bus (Kandiyohi County Veteran Service Officer) - To find out more information and/or reserve a seat
Rochester (Preston, Zumbrota, Rochester) -To find out locations of the stops and/or reserve a seat please contact Dave at (612) 396-6389
South Central Bus (Springfield, New Ulm, Mankato, St. Peter) - To find out locations of stops and/or reserve a seat please contact Windy at (507) 327-3422
Northeast Bus (Duluth, Cloquet, Askov) - To find out locations for stops and/or reserve a seat contact Gary at (218) 879-2746
Aitkin Area Bus – To find out locations for stops and/or reserve a seat contact Brad at (210) 355-2113
Montevideo Area Bus – Leaving from the Montevideo American Legion Post 59. To reserve a seat or more information call Tim at (320) 269-6419
Bemidji Area Bus - To find out more information and/or reserve a seat contact Tom at (218) 281-3066
Crookston Area Van – To find out more information and/or reserve a seat contact Kurt at (218) 281-3066.

For questions about busing, please contact Trent Dilks at the DAV of MN (651) 788-3186 or email trent@davmn.org.

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