Focus On Veterans

Cossalter served two years in the Marines after WWII

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EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the 13th story from the collection of stories compiled by members of the Eveleth High School class of 1972 about their fathers’ military service and their mothers’ service on the home front. This week’s edition features a story about Clement Armando Cossalter as told by his son, Dennis Cossalter. —Jill Pepelnjak, Staff Writer During the last […]

Veteran Suicide Prevention Day set for October 2

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ST. CLOUD — Minnesota loses more than 100 veterans per year to suicide. This is a tragedy that is preventable and must be stopped. Mark your calendar for the third annual Minnesota Veteran Suicide Prevention and Awareness Day on Saturday, October 2. The 11 a.m. event will be held in St. Cloud’s Wilson Park and will also be livestreamed on […]

Son tells of his parents both serving in World War II

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EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the 12th story from the collection of stories compiled by members of the Eveleth High School class of 1972 about their fathers’ military service and their mothers’ service on the home front. This week’s edition features a story about John P. Hackey and his wife Donna Jean (Paull) Hackey as told by their son, Lance Hackey. […]

VA annual report shows decrease in veteran suicides

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New data included in the Department of Veterans Affairs 2021 National Veteran Suicide Prevention Annual Report notably shows a decrease from 2018 to 2019 in the total number of veteran suicide deaths, and a decrease in the rate of veteran suicides per 100,000. This drop is noteworthy when compared to the generally rising rates observed in earlier years. This latest […]

During Suicide Prevention Month…

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Reach Out campaign highlights programs for veterans

In conjunction with Suicide Prevention Month this September, the Department of Veterans Affairs is launching Reach Out, a new campaign that raises awareness of its mental health resources available for veterans. Timely evidence-based suicide prevent… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     Forgot Password

Organizations serving veterans encouraged to apply for grants

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The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) announces the opening of the application period for “SOT Grants” available to qualified organizations that support Minnesota veterans. The grant application period is open August 30 through Septembe… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Supporting higher education in St. Louis County

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Apply now for Mike Colalillo Medal of Honor Scholarship

Portrait of Mike Colalillo wearing the Medal of Honor.ST. LOUIS COUNTY — High school seniors and college students with a connection to St. Louis County, Minnesota, are encouraged to apply for the $1,500 Mike Colalillo Medal of Honor Scholarship. The … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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