Legislation giving military veterans a legal right to Veterans Day off from work is advancing in the Minnesota Legislature. The bill cleared a state House committee on Wednesday and was also getting consideration in the Senate.
There are several events going on across Minnesota on Monday as we take time to honor the military past and present on Veterans Day. We have about 370,000 veterans in Minnesota, and one of the biggest events on Monday is in Inver Grove Heights.
Fun for disabled vets….
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Visitors to the Mall of America can have the chance to write letters to members of the military in honor of Veteran’s Day. Thousands of letters expressing thanks and encouragement will be mailed to members of U.S. armed forces, veterans and military families — both at home and abroad.
This will be remembered as a windy deer hunting opener. Those who hunt in extreme northern Minnesota will have to walk through snowy fields or woods this weekend.
A wounded Minnesota soldier is being recognized with a very special gift. Justin Utecht was given the keys to a house in Minnetonka on Friday. “It’s absolutely gorgeous in there,” Utecht said. “For a single guy it’s pretty good.” U.S. Bank, Freedom Alliance and Five Brothers Default Management Solutions partnered together to donate the home as a kickoff to Veterans Day weekend. Utecht served in Iraq from 2006 to 2008, and has struggled adjusting to life back at home due to post-traumatic stress disorder and migraines.
Friday looms, and as you get ready for the weekend, we want to help you get ready, too. From hunting deer to cooking chili, here are some events worth adding to your social calendar that are perfect for the season.
Minnesota disabled Veterans looking for work might turn to Drexel Hamilton. The financial services company is based in Philadelphia, but was in the Twin Cities talking to an industry group.
Starting on Veteran’s Day, an American retailer says it will hire more than 100,000 returning veterans in the next five years.
When the deal is being made to change the tax rates and cut the deficit we must remember to keep our commitment to our veterans.
The body of a young sailor from St. Paul, Daniel Erickson, was found on Veteran’s Day in 1975. His family has spent more than 37 years searching for his killer. Now, they have the help of NCIS.
Gov. Mark Dayton and Sen. re-elect Amy Klobuchar will be among the speakers at a Veterans Day program, at the Veterans Memorial Community Center in Inver Grove Heights on Sunday.
Eighteen soldiers in Minnesota’s Army National Guard are returning home on Veterans Day after being stationed overseas since last year. The other 27 soldiers from their company are scheduled to return next month.