Zero tax bill gets zero action

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By Tim Engstrom The Minnesota Legionnaire Note: The Minnesota Legionnaire’s press deadline was March 25. ST. PAUL — An effort to reduce property taxes to zero on Posts belonging to congressionally chartered veteran organizations seem pretty much dead for the 2021 legislative session. Bills that […]

Media Advisory: American Legion National Commander to Speak at Twin Cities locations

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MEDIA ADVISORY                                                   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, March 29, 2021   CONTACT: Tim Engstrom Director of Communications American Legion Dept. of Minnesota tengstrom@mnlegion.org 952-679-0134   American Legion National Commander to Speak at Twin Cities locations ~~ Members of the media and public are invited to […]

Legislation on behalf of Minnesota veterans

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2021 legislative priorities could include: vets courts, tax relief, memorial highway, adult day care By Tim Engstrom ST. PAUL — The Department of Minnesota Executive Committee meets March 6 at La Crescent Post 595. On the agenda will be determining the state legislative priorities for […]

State: Posts should contact counties

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ST. PAUL — Many American Legion Posts with bar and restaurant operations across Minnesota reported being denied by the Minnesota Department of Revenue for COVID-19 Business Relief Payments. Why? Because the classification system counts many of them as social and civic organizations, rather than bars […]

Mission Blue to help American Legion Posts

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National Executive Committee spells out rules for $1,000 grants INDIANAPOLIS — At the Fall Meeting, the National Executive Committee of The American Legion approved the Mission Blue Post Assistance Program. Posts impacted by a government’s public health restrictions implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic […]

The VA giveth, and the VA taketh away

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By Jeremy Wolfsteller The Minnesota Legionnaire Have you ever received that daunting letter in the mail from the VA that states they are proposing to reduce your disability rating? What a slap in the face, right? After many years of receiving VA compensation it has […]