Commander Dvorak: Thanks for a second year

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BLOOMINGTON — Most of the officers and committee members of the Department of Minnesota are remaining in their positions for another year, much like they are at the National level, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. “You agreed to be on for another year, […]

Press Release: Veterans organizations disheartened with Minnesota Senate

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 24, 2020 Contact:  Kevin Olson, 651-212-0573, kevin@snowglobepr.com ~~ Veterans organizations disheartened with Minnesota Senate ~~ Statement attributable to Todd Kemery, Chair of the Minnesota Commander’s Task Force “On behalf of the nine congressionally chartered veteran service organizations in Minnesota, we are disappointed with the […]

Another Look at The Covid-19 Numbers

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Covid-19 by the Numbers: As of Date: 24-Jul-20 Population of Minnesota = 5640000 {Source; Google Search} % of Population Total Tests: 905315 0.160516844 % of Total Tests Positive Cases: 48721 0.008638475 0.053817 % of Positive Cases Recovered Cases: 42524 0.007539716 0.872806   Total Deaths: 1561 […]

Meet the Lakeville Ramp Team

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This group of builders has overcome veteran discrimination and kept on building, thanks to the local VFW and Legion By Tim Engstrom LAKEVILLE — Terry Branham’s father lost his left leg above the knee at 18 years old as an anti-aircraft gunner on the USS […]

History of The American Legion

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Good morning Legionnaires and veterans advocates, today is Tuesday, July 14, 2020, which is National Mac & Cheese Day, Pandemonium Day, National Tape Measure Day and Shark Awareness Day. The rest of this week in Legion History: July 16, 1927: The initial 213 acres of […]

MACVSO marks 75 years

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Organization works toward consistency NEW ULM — This is the 75th year of the Minnesota Association of County Veterans Service Officers, but their plans for the big year were wiped out by the COVID-19 pandemic. But you know how a first convention takes place in […]

Vets organizations desire to be heard by lawmakers

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By Tim Engstrom ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Commanders’ Task Force, a body that meets monthly and pushes for veterans-related legislation, voiced their displeasure and frustration with lack of access to state lawmakers at their June meeting. “I’m very concerned that other interests will take […]