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Disability Benefits Expanded for Water Contamination at Camp Lejeune

WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today that it plans to propose expanded disability compensation eligibility for Veterans exposed to contaminated drinking water while assigned to Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. From 1953 to 1987, water sources at the base were contaminated with industrial solvents that are correlated with certain health conditions.  […]

Minnesota service members: Claim your 2011 military credit by October 15

The Credit for Military Service in a Combat Zone for service in 2011 will expire on Oct. 15, 2015. The Minnesota Department of Revenue is reminding Minnesota service members to take advantage of the refundable tax credit before it expires. The department recently sent letters to 1,800 qualifying service members explaining how they can claim […]

Sign Up for Veterans Build Project

Celebrate and honor our nation’s service members by helping build a Habitat  for Humanity house on Veterans’ Day, Wednesday, November 11. There are opportunities to get involved in Blaine, St. Paul, and Shakopee. Recognizing that Veterans are disproportionately affected by housing challenges, Twin Cities Habitat launched this initiative in 2012 and soon earned Yellow Ribbon accreditation. In the […]

Unclaimed Funds: Worth Checking Out!

Don’t worry, this won’t cost you a penny. And you don’t even have to leave your chair. Go to the Department of Commerce website and search for their name at https://mn.gov/commerce/consumers/Unclaimed-Property/. A disproportionate amount of veterans and active military members have unclaimed funds. This makes sense if you think about it. Those serving in the military […]

Military Families Learning Network (MFLN)

The Military Families Learning Network (MFLN) – a collaborative effort made up of Cooperative Extension family specialists and military family service professionals from DoD, branch services, and non-governmental organizations. MFLN’s purpose is to serve military family service professionals through engaged online communities which identify and make use of the highest quality, best practices, research-and evidence-based information, educational and curriculum […]

Nominations Open for 2015 Veterans’ Voices Award

Do You Know an Outstanding Veteran? Nominations are open for the 2015 Veterans’ Voices Award! In the spirit of recognizing Minnesotans who served honorably, are thriving, and are making extraordinary contributions to their communities, the Minnesota Humanities Center honors Minnesota Veterans with the 2015 Veterans’ Voices Award. The Humanities Center invites anyone to nominate candidates […]

Meeting Minutes: April 3, 2015 Burnsville Beyond the Yellow Ribbon

The Burnsville Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Organization met on Friday, April 3, 2015 at Burnsville City Hall. The meeting minutes are as follows: 1.            The first event is called Scoops for Troops on Sunday, May 3, from 1-5 PM at Blackhawk Middle School, 1540 Deerwood Drive, Eagan.  We would like to set up a table […]

2015 Meeting Dates for Burnsville Beyond the Yellow Ribbon

The 2015 meeting dates for Burnsville Beyond the Yellow Ribbon are as follows: Friday, April 3, 9:30 a.m., Burnsville City Hall, 100 Civic Center Parkway Friday, July 31, 9:30 a.m., Burnsville City Hall, 100 Civic Center Parkway Friday, November 20, 2015, 9:30 a.m., Burnsville City Hall, 100 Civic Center Parkway. Please Note: All meetings dates […]

Minutes from Burnsville BYR Meeting: February 6, 2015

Burnsville Yellow Ribbon Committee 06 Feb, 2015     The meeting was called to order by the Mayor and the following items were discussed.  Old Business Introductions Financial Update:  ($991.09) paid Go Daddy Domain annual bill $33.34.  Still have Host Gator bill ($119.40) and an additional $14.99 for site lock.  Group voted to pay the bill […]