A claims backlog from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has veterans waiting too long to receive the benefits they have earned. The backlog has delay it where on average veterans wait 200-300 days before they can receive benefits.
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.
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