Preston Careers Newsletter - Fall 2023

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Minnesota Veterans Home - Preston

Careers Newsletter Fall 2023

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Fall greetings from the Minnesota Veterans Home - Preston. You are receiving this message because you subscribed to updates from the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) regarding employment opportunities at this new Veterans Home. Thank you for your interest. Progress continues on this beautiful 54-bed facility located at 1864 First Minnesota, which is scheduled to open later this year.



Around the Community with our Preston Veterans Home Staff

Several staff members from the Preston Veterans Home participated in parades in Preston, Harmony and Chatfield this summer. Staff also participated in the Fillmore County Fair and put together a team for the Veteran Fun Day Golf Tournament at the Preston Golf Course. They look forward to continuing to meet people in the community ahead of the Veterans Home opening later this year. Thank you for the hospitality, southeast Minnesota!

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Join our team to help make every day Veterans Day!

The Preston Veterans Home will have approximately 118 full-time and part-time positions when fully staffed.

We’re seeking individuals who have a passion for caring for seniors and/or Veterans. Some of our open positions include Registered Nurses, Certified Nursing Assistants, Recreation Therapy Assistants and a Physical/Occupational Therapist. If you’re wondering how you might find an engaging career opportunity and supportive work culture on this beautiful, brand-new campus, please reach out to us.

You can stay connected through these options:

  • Review job postings on the Minnesota Careers website by clicking on the Search Open Positions button, then type Preston Veterans Home in the search jobs field and enter. Need assistance? Check out our Job Application FAQs.

  • Sign up here for our monthly Jobs Bulletin

  • Sign up here for our weekly Friday Digest, which includes timely job postings

  • Email questions to

  • Register online for this Preston quarterly Careers newsletter

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Fun Facts

In 2022, about 294,232 Veterans lived within the State of Minnesota. The Veterans Home located here in Preston will house up to 54 of those Residents.

Preston Construction Milestones

All of us at MDVA are excited to see visible progress being made after many years of advocacy, hard work, and planning. Current work includes:

  • The new entry road work is ongoing. This is scheduled to be completed in fall 2023.
  • Landscaping around the building will wrap up within the next few weeks.
  • Remaining inspections throughout the building are ongoing.
  • Furniture and artwork is onsite.
  • Pavement signage and striping is complete.

Looking to do business with the Preston Veterans Home?

MDVA is focused on providing opportunities for Preston individuals and businesses to provide goods and services to our future Veterans Home. There’s a lot to learn about becoming a State of Minnesota vendor, such as registering online, creating a capabilities sheet, signing up to receive bid notices, becoming certified, and more. We want to make it as easy as possible for communities to work with us! Questions? Please visit the Office of Equity in Procurement (OEP).

We welcome your donations

At this time, we are encouraging monetary donations that will support a wide range of programs and items including:

  • Arts and crafts supplies for Resident activities​
  • Resident wi-fi and television/cable services​
  • Outdoor amenities such as additional landscaping, raised garden beds, a playground for visiting children​, etc.
  • Personal items to help Residents adjust and feel comfortable with their admission/stay

Online contributions are welcome at​. If you have additional questions, contact us at or 507-765-7329.


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Volunteers make all the difference to our Veterans


Once our doors open, we will have a variety of volunteer roles available to support group, 1:1 and outdoor activities in addition to special events. Interested in sharing your time and compassion with our Veteran Residents and their families? Complete a volunteer application on the MDVA website or contact Gabby Kinneberg, Public Relations & Volunteer Coordinator, at 507-721-8348 or to be added to our Volunteer Interest List.