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Iraq Vet Plans To Open Vet-Run, Military-Style Gym

Twenty-eight-year-old Derek Weida lost his right leg after being shot while on patrol in Iraq. “I was thinking, ‘There’s a good chance I could die out here.’ And I obviously came really close,” Weida said. He struggled with what to do with his life when he came home, but now he has a plan to help himself, and veterans just like him. Derek loved everything about the military, especially the brothers and sisters he made as part of the 82nd Airborne Division.

12/20/2013

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Injured Veteran Embraces Life After Recovery

From 2006 to 2007 Mike Simon served in Iraq. His life changed forever when he was hit by a rocket propelled grenade, suffering a major head injury. After the blast, Mike’s wife Marno noticed a change in her husband. “He was able to call home once a week for about twenty minutes, started making really odd comments,” Marno said.

05/27/2013

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Number Of Homeless Vets Drop In Hennepin County

The number of homeless veterans dropped nearly 53 percent from 2009 to 2012.

01/18/2013

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More Space Available For Military Families

A new building has been built near the VA Medical Center in Minneapolis to help military ad veterans’ families in their time of need.

05/30/2011

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Minn. Senate OKs Shellito As Veterans Affairs Head

Larry Shellito has been confirmed by Minnesota’s Senate as state Veterans Affairs commissioner.

03/10/2011