An intensive effort to help Minnesota veterans find civilian jobs is paying off. National Guard officials say most of the 2,700 soldiers from the "Red Bull" Division who returned from the Mideast last spring have found work.
The Eagles Nest in Sauk Centre was a dream that one mother had. It was meant to be a place where war veterans could surround themselves with people that were there to understand them and give them a home.
Central Minnesota clergy will gather for a special meeting Thursday to share ideas on how to help returning veterans transition back to civilian life. The Clergy Forum will be led by Minnesota National Guard Chief of Chaplains John Morris.
Health care providers and employees of health care organizations are invited to attend the 2nd annual "We Honor Veterans: Partnering on End of Life Care" conference. It will teach how to grow the collaboration of government and non-government organizations.
The St. Cloud VA Health System has scheduled a number of flu clinics this fall for veterans and their families. Veterans enrolled with the VA can get their shots for free and without an appointment. The shots are available at the St. Cloud VA Medical Center or any of the three clinics in central Minnesota.
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.
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