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Shelter Housing Available for Homeless in Dakota County

The Dakota County Housing Unit, along with a Coalition of Community Housing Partners, has been working with local churches to offer free shelter housing for homeless individuals and families. The emergency church shelters are temporary and will be moving from church to church, but will be located within Dakota County. There is no charge for the shelters […]

Smiles for Freedom: Free Dental Care for Veterans

Dakota Dental in Apple Valley is offering Smiles for Freedom, free dental care for veterans in honor of Veterans Day. There are 40 time slots available for free dental exams and x-rays in September and October. After a free initial exam, the doctor will schedule free dental work and/or dental hygiene visits for Friday, November 11. […]

2016 Mental Health Summit

What: A day conference focused on Access to Care and Suicide Awareness & Prevention Strategies When: September 6, 2016 – 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Where: Bishop Henry Whipple Federal Building, Minneapolis Featuring morning and afternoon keynote speakers, panel discussion(s) and resource tables. Increase your knowledge around ways to help Veterans and their families access […]

Minnesota Veterans to Get Free Help Starting in Small Business

Due to an overwhelming response earlier this year, Minnesota’s veterans will soon have another chance to take a free entrepreneurship training course called Boots to Business Reboot (Reboot). Hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), with help from several local and national partners, Reboot is a two-step training program that helps veterans learn what it […]

Scholarship Opportunity for Vets

Are you a current or former National Guard member looking for a scholarship? Then you may be interested in the Van Hipp Heroes Scholarship. A scholarship applicant must be a current or former National Guard member wounded in an operational or training mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation New Dawn. […]

Sen. Klobuchar’s Office Seeking Vets Exposed to Burns in Afghanistan or Iraq

From the Office of U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar – Does anyone know individuals that have claimed exposure to open burn pits and other environmental exposures in Afghanistan or Iraq? There is legislation being proposed in the Senate and I am trying to determine how much it may have affected Minnesota veterans. Thanks for any feedback. […]