Minnesota Veteran - May

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Desk of the Commissioner - May

Commissioner Shellito

With the state’s legislative body working hard to wrap up the details of this year’s legislative session, I find the agency busy preparing for the unexpected.The two key areas this year which impact our agency have been two-fold. Our major focus this year is on asset preservation. Asset preservation funding is needed to take care of the facilities that we currently have, especially our five Veterans Homes. 


Urgently Needed Repairs for Minnesota Veterans Homes

Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) Commissioner Larry Shellito and Minnesota Department of Administration (Admin) Commissioner Matt Massman visited the Minnesota State Veterans Home in Hastings to highlight urgently needed repairs and maintenance in the facilities that serve nearly 800 Minnesota Veterans and spouses.

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Memorial Day Event Submissions

In remembrance of the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military, the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs is accepting event submissions for our list of Memorial Day events taking place across the state.

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Memorial Day Events Around the State

Visit our website for Memorial Day events around the state. Check back often as events are added to the list as MDVA receives them. 

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Legislative Updates

With the Legislative session coming to an end soon, MDVA offers State and Federal Legislative updates on the 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.