Minnesota Veteran - April

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Desk of the Commissioner - April

Commissioner Shellito

First of all, I want to thank all who attended the Commanders’ Task Force, the United Veterans Legislative Council and the Minnesota Association of County Veterans Service Officers sponsored Legislative Day on the Hill in St. Paul. There was an excellent turnout of Veterans from all across the State of Minnesota. The rotunda was filled; the comments made were to the point; and there was a tone of commitment from the Veterans. Their presence made sure our legislators understood the impact Veterans make in this great state. I thank all who attended as you truly made a difference!


MNIT Brings Tech to Veterans

The Technology behind the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs newest residential building.

Minnesota IT Services is a state agency that operates in partnership with others. Oftentimes, their work developing, configuring, and implementing IT goes towards a larger goal of helping another state agency provide a specific service in a more efficient, streamlined manner.


bldg 22 ribbon cutting

Minneapolis Veterans Home History Video

Several months ago MDVA entered into a partnership with Twin Cities Public Television to create a documentary that will showcase the rich history of the Minneapolis Veterans Home. As part of that project, TPT produced a short, six-minute video that tells the powerful story of our history, the heroes who live here, and our incredible staff.

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Month of the Military Child

In April, Minnesotans across the state celebrate the "Month of the Military Child." Many children in Minnesota have been affected by a parent's deployment. In recognition of their sacrifice, we take the time to celebrate children of Service Members and Veterans during this month.

Governor Mark Dayton will send children of military members and Veterans a letter of gratitude in honor of their service and sacrifice.

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month of military child

MDVA SOT Grant Cycle Now Open

The grant cycle is open until Monday, April 23. Support our Troops (SOT) grant applications may be submitted any time during this open cycle.

The SOT grant application will be available at the MinnesotaVeteran.org grants page during the open grant cycle. Detailed instructions for how to apply will be outlined in the application.


2018 MDVA Women Veterans Conference, May 26

women veterans conference

MDVA is honored to host retired US Army Brigadier General Pat Foote as the keynote speaker for this year's Women Veterans Conference. There will also offer a variety of informative breakout sessions including VA Healthcare/VA Benefits, yoga and holistic therapy. Breakfast and Lunch will also be available for free.

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Legislative Updates

State and Federal Legislative updates are now available on MDVA’s Legislative Affairs webpage. On this page you can also see the status of this session's Veteran related legislation with our State Bill Tracker - updated throughout the week to provide you with the most up-to-date information. News updates and press releases from Minnesota Congressional Representatives are also available at our Congressional Corner. Sign up here to receive legislative updates via email.