State officials say a property tax break has been extended to five years for the surviving spouses of disabled Minnesota veterans. Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Larry Shellito says he hopes the extension will help ease the financial burden on the families of veterans with permanent and total disabilities.
The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs is offering Disaster Relief Grants to veterans in Stearns County. Veterans, their families and surviving spouses who who have had storm damage since July 1st are eligible for up to $750 in federal reimbursement assistance funds.
Stearns County is looking for pictures of veterans for it's website. They're asking you to send a picture of local men and women who have served in the armed forces, along with a short story about them.
The state Department of Veterans Affairs says flood relief grants are available for veterans in about half of Minnesota's 87 counties. Department officials say veterans, surviving spouses and families may be eligible for reimbursement assistance funds of up to $750 if no other state or federal assistance was given for spring flooding.
The St. Cloud VA Health Care System wants veterans to know in case of a government shutdown, they will continue to provide health care services. If an agreement isn't reached in Congress, the government will shutdown at midnight.
Minnesota veterans groups will be at the state Capitol Tuesday to announce their 2011 joint legislative agenda at Veterans Day on the Hill. Gov. Mark Dayton and retired Major General Larry Shellito, the newly appointed head of the Minnesota
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