Release: Eden Valley-Watkins High School student wins state level of American Legion Oratorical Contest

        MEDIA ADVISORY                                                   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, March 2, 2021   CONTACT: Tim Engstrom Director of Communications American Legion Department of Minnesota 952-679-0134 Eden Valley-Watkins High School student wins state level of American Legion Oratorical Contest ANOKA — A […]

There is a serious blood shortage now

Mail Call from The Minnesota Legionnaire This letter to the editor contains information I have come across from the American Red Cross and is pertinent to our mission as Legionnaires: Donate Blood to Save Lives: There may be different reasons behind the blood requirement of […]

Appreciation Rally is around the corner

FOREST LAKE — The Minnesota American Legion Family Appreciation Rally is the next membership get-together on the Legion Family calendar. It is slated for March 12 at Forest Lake Post 225. Cost is $20. To make reservations, contact rally chairmen Terry Larson and Don Skow. […]

Minneapolis VA performs new brain surgery

There aren’t many other places to get it MINNEAPOLIS — The Minneapolis VA Health Care System is now among the few hospitals able to offer deep brain stimulation surgery. “There was a big hole in our country,” said VA staff neurosurgeon Robert McGovern. “Until now, […]

National commander to tour southern Minnesota

By Tim Engstrom The Minnesota Legionnaire ST. PAUL — The American Legion National Commander’s Tour of Minnesota starts in the Twin Cities and heads south this year. National Commander Paul E. Dillard is all set to tour the state April 10 to 15. He was […]

SAL conference switches date, place

ST. CLOUD — Sons of The American Legion Spring Conference has a change of date and change of location. The conference will be on Saturday, March 19, at St. Augusta Post 621, 1894 247th Street, St. Augusta, at 9 a.m. The Detachment Finance Committee will […]

National vice commander coming to Minnesota

ST. PAUL — National Vice Commander Angel Narvaez is coming to Minnesota in early December. He is the vice commander for the Midwest region of The American Legion. Narvaez is a member of Post 129 in Carolina, Puerto Rico. He joined The American Legion in […]

4 reasons to join the Legion in Minnesota

By Tim Engstrom MAHNOMEN — One topic we touched on at the Fall Conference was membership, and it reminded me that, when asking a veteran to join, they sometimes reply, “What’s in it for me?” I have four things you can tell them: 1. Veteran […]

Burn pits are the new Agent Orange

By Jeremy Wolfsteller First, as a OIF veteran with two deployments and who worked in burn pits during my first deployment I’d like to say thank you to The American Legion and our partner veteran service organizations for their relentless advocacy pressuring both VA and […]

RELEASE: Minnesota American Legion to launch fastpitch softball for girls

NEWS RELEASE                                             FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021   CONTACT: Tim Engstrom                                                                                    Mike Arvidson Director of Communications                                                       Director American Legion Dept. of Minnesota                                      Minnesota American Legion Fastpitch Softball                                                  952-679-0134                                                                                     701-318-0926   Minnesota American Legion to launch fastpitch softball for girls […]

COVID nearly took life of past comptroller

By Tim Engstrom EAGAN — Roger Myren didn’t have an underlying health condition. He didn’t have diabetes or asthma. He wasn’t obese. He was a healthy 69-year-old man. Yet COVID-19 hit him hard, nearly taking his life. A Harvard-educated pulmonary physician entered his case into […]