Tag: Veterans

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

Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans Awarded Nearly $3 Million to Assist Veteran Homelessness

Minnesota — The Department of Veterans Affairs awarded $418 million in grants to more than 260 non-profit organizations in June, allowing low-income Veteran families around the nation to access services under the Supportive Services for Veteran Families program. SSVF grantees are authorized to use the funds to rapidly re-house Veterans who become homeless or to prevent Veterans…
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July 27, 2021 0

Norman County Veterans Services Announces Deer Hunting Opportunity for Disabled Veteran

Ada, MN — A local landowner is offering up a prime hunting spot to allow an area disabled veteran the opportunity to participate in the Youth Mentored Hunt with their son or daughter. Norman County Veteran’s Service Officer talked about the opportunity while on the KRJB Kaleidoscope Program this week. For more information, contact John…
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July 22, 2021 0

Aitkin Lift-A-Thon returns to raise funds for American Legion

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (7/13/21) (Aitkin, MN) — After a one year absence, the yearly high-school staple of the Aitkin Lift-A-Thon returns with the culmination of summer work being a fundraiser for local veterans to lend a much-needed helping hand and thank you for their sacrifice and service. We recently chatted with Lift-A-Thon organizer Rob…
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July 13, 2021 0

Koochiching County Veterans Services

Mike Bolstad talks with Mark Lessard regarding the things that the Koochiching County Veterans Services Office and Staff are involved in.


July 1, 2021 0

Mark Lessard of the Veterans Office

Mark Lessard of the Veterans Office joined us and now the Memorial Day is behind is, what is upcoming for the Veterans Office here in International Falls.


June 4, 2021 0

Voices of the Fallen

Voices of the Fallen Memorial Day Exhibit Join us at the Backus Auditorium! Friday 5/28 – Monday 5/31/2021 to honor Koochiching County fallen service members Families of the fallen are encouraged to bring photos and memorabilia to tell their loved ones’ stories. By telling their stories, we will hear the Voices of the Fallen Friday …
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May 25, 2021 0