Focus On Veterans

“Warbirds” book by local author features Iron Range WWII veteran Robert Holmstrom

VIRGINIA – Waiting in the frozen forest for hours near the border of Nazi Germany, people of the resistance wait for the weapons, supplies, and help from secret agents they so desperately need. They all quietly listen in the darkness for the sound they anxiously anticipate. Finally from a distance, they hear the rumble. It comes from something low in […]

VA/private nursing home data released

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) extended its unprecedented 18-month record of transparency disclosures by making public for the first time its annual nursing home ratings. The data show that, overall, VA’s nursing home system—composed of more than 130 community living centers—compares closely with private sector nursing homes, even though the department on average cares for sicker patients in […]

VFW Post 1757 leads Timber Days parade

News from St. Louis County; maps sought, office moving

DULUTH – The St. Louis County Historical Society’s Veterans Memorial Hall Program is asking veterans, their families, or members of the public to donate military maps for the Albert J. Amatuzio Research Center located at the Depot in Duluth. They welcome maps from all conflicts faced by military servicemen and women from St. Louis County and the Arrowhead Region to […]

Memorial Day was special for the Carlson family in Grand Rapids

Charles (Charlie) Albert Carlson is pictured in 1944 with wife Netsy and sons David and Doug on the west Cohasset farm. Submitted photos.GRAND RAPIDS – Memorial Day 2018 was an extra special occasion for Brian Carlson of Grand Rapids and his family m… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember […]

Veteran history event in Duluth on June 19

– gram of the St. Louis County Historical Society, announces its next event in the local history – sentation entitled “Finding Loren: Preserving the Legacy of 1st Lt. Loren E. Hintz,” will take place at Carmody Irish Pub and Brewing in Duluth on an… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Support Our Troops license plate fund program awards grants

The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs recently announced the recipients of the competitive Support Our Troops (SOT) license plate fund grant program. : • Community Action Partnership-Hennepin County, $90,000 • Every Third Saturday, Inc., … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

New VA MISSION Act expands caregiver assistance to pre-9/11 veterans

Following years of debate, collaboration and finally compromise, on May 23 Congress gave final approval to historic veterans legislation that would expand the eligibility for the Department of Veterans Affairs comprehensive caregiver program to veter… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

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