Veterans

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New Minn. Play Features Veterans, Active Military

A new play based on personal stories of military veterans of all conflicts and all sides will be performed next month at Fort Snelling. “The Veterans Play Project” previews Nov. 14 and runs Nov. 15-24 at Fort Snelling’s Base Camp.

10/28/2013

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Refurbished Home Is A Thank You For MN Soldier & His Family

The former resident at 136 Shadywood Lane in Delano, Minn., was a victim of the nation’s housing collapse. Now, this once bank-owned property is a proud symbol of recovery, as it was the the first Minnesota home donated to Operation Homefront’s Homes for Veterans program.

10/17/2013

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Minnesota Vets, Lawmakers Push For End To Shutdown

In Minnesota, veterans rallied at the Vietnam Memorial in St. Paul to show their support of the national movement. They talked about the closing of the national war memorials and the suspension of death benefits to military families.

10/13/2013

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Veterans, Supporters Rally Against Gov’t Shutdown

Minnesota veterans also rallied Sunday morning in support of the march in D.C. The protest on the National Mall in Washington D.C. was led by hundreds of veterans and demonstrators, against the shutdown.

10/13/2013

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148 Veterans Service Workers Furloughed In Mpls.

More furloughs for federal workers in Minneapolis Tuesday as the shutdown entered its eighth day. The union representing veterans service workers says 148 employees were notified they would be sent home as a result of the shutdown.

10/08/2013

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Time Running Short For Vets To Claim Minn. Credit

There’s a week left for Minnesota troops and veterans to file for a tax credit designed to recognize their combat service. About 2,200 still hadn’t filed for the refundable tax credit as of last week, according to the Minnesota Department of Revenue.

10/07/2013

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Hunting Despite Challenges: Wounded Vets Find Healing In Nature

It’s 4 a.m. on a Tuesday and breakfast is sizzling on the griddle. The hunters are clad in blaze-orange and preparing for a day in the woods. But in this deer camp of sorts, hunters come in wheel chairs, braces and scooters. Their appetite is for little more than to get out into the woods.

10/03/2013

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Local Music Tap: McNally Smith Makes ‘Best College For Vets’ List

Military Times Edge magazine has named St. Paul’s McNally Smith College of Music one of the best colleges for veterans.

10/03/2013

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After 68 Years, WWII Vet Returns Samurai Sword To Owner

A weapon once used in war is now a symbol of peace, thanks to a Minnesota man who wanted to do the “right thing.” Hundreds looked on as World War II veteran Orval Amdahl returned a Japanese sword to its rightful owner Saturday afternoon in St. Paul. Amdahl was given the sword 68 years ago as a war souvenir. He never felt it truly belonged to him, so Amdahl used an inscription on the sword to find its true owner, which led him to the Motomura family of Japan.

09/21/2013

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100 Veterans Enjoy A Free Day On The Links

The 9th annual “Tee it Up for the Troops” event brought out more than 1,000 golfers to the Mendakota Country Club in Mendota Heights Friday. The event allowed more than 100 veterans and Purple Heart recipients to golf for free in a show of appreciation for their service. The first swing on the tee box marks the start of an 18-hole challenge. Mike Reeder, a Vietnam War veteran who is visiting from Nashville, Tenn., had nothing but confidence as he began his game.

09/06/2013

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Veterans Wait For Benefits Because Of Backlog

Minnesota’s Sen. Al Franken is pushing for legislation that would help ease the back log of claims filed by veterans who are in need of benefits.

08/24/2013

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Vets Home Tour On Tap For Minn. Lawmakers

A special state House committee is examining ways to improve housing options for Minnesota veterans with long-term needs. The House Select Committee on Veterans Housing planned a tour Wednesday of the Minneapolis Veterans Home and nearby Veterans Administration Medical Facility.

08/07/2013

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Gary Sinise In Minneapolis To Raise Money For Vet

Actor Gary Sinise is headed to Minneapolis this weekend to help a local wounded veteran raise money to build a new home. He is in the Twin Cities to help Corporal Mark Litynski, who lost both of his legs and an arm in an IED blast.

08/02/2013

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Xcel CEO: Corporations Can Do More to Hire Veterans

Among those testifying in Washington Wednesday on ways to hire more military veterans was the chairman of Xcel Energy.

07/10/2013

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Vikings’ Allen Teams Up With PBR To Help Wounded Soldiers

Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen is teaming up with the Professional Bull Riders to further his Homes for Wounded Warriors project. Allen established the charity in 2009 to provide handicapped-accessible homes and remodels for wounded soldiers. Allen has also owned three bulls in the PBR tour since last year, and he will unite his two passions starting in August at a Built Ford Tough series event in Oklahoma.

06/28/2013

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