A conference just for women veterans happens April 4

MOUNDS VIEW — The 2020 Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs Women Veteran Conference will take place 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 4.

The event happens at the YMCA in Mounds View, at 5394 Edgewood Drive. The building also is the Mounds View Community Center.

The keynote speaker is Keara Torkelson, survivor of the 2009 Fort Hood shooting.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

The Minnesota Woman Veteran of the Year Awards will be presented. The Minnesota Quilts of Valor Foundation will make a presentation.

Plus, there will be a resource fair, assistance with benefits, yoga, massages and workshops on topics such as Clothesline Project, Veteran Farming Initiative and a session with Minnesota’s women generals.