Tag: Veterans

Legislature Approves Post 9/11 Service Bonuses

St. Paul, MN — One of the first bills passed by the Minnesota Legislature this session will help give a boost Minnesota Veterans, and specifically post 9/11 veterans and Gold Star families. The legislature has appropriated $24 million towards service bonuses for those post 9/11 veterans and depending on their level of service, could receive…
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May 20, 2022 0

Polk County Veterans Services Adding Vendors for Veterans Fair

Crookston, MN — The list of vendors for the annual Polk County Veterans Fair continues to grow. The Veterans Fair is scheduled for Friday, April 1st from 10am to 2pm at the Crookston National Guard Armory. Kurt Ellefson of Polk County Veteran Services, who joined the KKCQ Food for Thought Program this week, previews the…
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March 4, 2022 0

Traill County Veterans Services Mailing Out Annual Blue Christmas Ornaments

Hillsboro, ND — While to most, “Blue Christmas” is just a hit holiday tune made famous by Elvis Pressley, but to those who have lost someone in the past year it’s a harsh reality that they won’t be spending time with them during this special time of year. To help honor the lives of Veterans…
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December 10, 2021 0

Koochiching County Veterans Service Office to get matching funding for grant.

Mark Lessard explains what the Koochiching County Board approved for further advances with a grant proposal for a professional styled Veterans Memorial to hold special items from past veterans for display.


December 2, 2021 0

Mark Lessard from the Koochiching County Veterans Service Office

Mark Lessard joined us for Lets Talk about it, and talked about the services offered at the Veterans Service Office as well as some of the up coming programs that the Office is involved with.


December 2, 2021 0

VA to Increase Housing Assistance for Veterans

Washington — The Department of Veterans Affairs updated regulations Nov. 10 governing the Supportive Services for Veteran Families grant program to provide a more effective subsidy to Veterans in high-cost rental markets and to increase the cap in general housing assistance available to the most vulnerable Veteran families. Under the new regulations, in certain communities, the SSVF grant will…
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November 30, 2021 0

VSO Mark Lessard on “Lets Talk About It”

KOOCHICHING COUNTY VETERANS SERVICE OFFICE SPONSORED BY VETERANS LINKAGE LINE: 1-888-LINKVET (546-5838); WWW.LINKVET.ORG MISSION: To connect Koochiching County Veterans with the federal, state, and county benefits they have earned. 1. VET RELATED UPCOMING EVENTS: Celebration of Life, Milton (Mike) Kochaniuk, IF VFW, Today, 3 —7 pm (Military Honors @ 1600) Coffee with the Vets, Sept…
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September 2, 2021 0

Flom Lions Closing in on Goal for Flom Veterans Monument

Flom, MN — The Flom and Area Lions are getting closer to making their proposed Flom Veteran’s Monument a reality. The organization began campaigning for the monument earlier this spring and are close to their goal of $15,000. Pastor Al Brooks of the Flom Area Lions says the monument will represent all branches of the…
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September 1, 2021 0

MDVA Offering Global War on Terror Commemorative Coin

Ada, MN — In recognition of the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and subsequent Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs has created a commemorative coin as an expression of appreciation to Minnesota Veterans who have served since that fateful day. These coins are a limited edition and available for…
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August 20, 2021 0

Koochiching County Veterans Service Office

Marc Lessard was my guest on Lets Talk about It. Mark explains the upcoming events that the Vets Service Office is participating in around the area.


August 5, 2021 0