Focus On Veterans

VA launches neww health care options under MISSIONMISSIO Act

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) launched its new and improved Veterans Community Care Program on June 6, 2019, implementing portions of the VA Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks Act of 2018 (MISSION Act), which both ends the Veterans Choice Program and establishes a new Veterans Community Care Program. The MISSION Act will strengthen the nationwide […]

DOJ drops its appeal, decision is victory for Blue Water Navy veterans

“Vietnam Veterans of America applauds the decision by the Department of Justice to drop its appeal of the federal court decision overturning Hass vs. Peake and finding Blue Water Navy Vietnam veterans to be eligible for the same benefits as ‘boots on the ground’ and ‘brown water Navy veterans,’” VVA National President John Rowan said. “We are grateful to VA […]

UWNEMN’s United for Veterans program grows

Women veterans unite at retreat at Giants Ridge in Biwabik

BIWABIK – Forty-nine women gathered at Giants Ridge in May for healing, relaxation and relationship-building. The women were all veterans, ranging in age from 34 – 78, and for some of them it was the first time they had met with other female veterans and shared their experiences. “This was a life-changing event for me,” one participant shared after the […]

From veterans to refugeesgees in Vietnam War era

Historical society documents the war stories of 98 Minnesotans

Student leader Bill Tilton addresses an anti-war rally at the University of Minnesota in May 1970. Submitted photo.After nearly two years of work, the Minnesota Historical Society’s oral history department recently finished an in-depth project chroni… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     Forgot Password

MDR reminds military service members about state tax benefits

This National Military Appreciation Month the Minne- reminds members of the military and their families about the valuable militaryrelated tax benefits available to them in Minnesota. “Serving in our country’s armed forces is a great sacrifice for mi… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

After the death of her son Frank in WWII

Mary Hautala qualified for unwanted title of Gold Star Mother


Mary and John Hautala were the parents of Frank Edward Hautala, who died in World War II. Submitted photos.Anna Maria Sikkila, known by her shortened name Mary, was born in Alajari, Kurejoki Finland on March 11, 1878. She had no knowledge then or for… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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