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Operation Open Wide – Free Dental Treatment for Veterans

Shamblott Family Dentistry, a Minneapolis-area family dental office owned by Dr. Scott Shamblott, D.D.S., has created an event to lend a hand to honor area veterans. This year another dental practice, Parkside Dental in Minneapolis, has also offered free services to veterans! Free dental services will be provided to approximately 20 veterans in need of […]

April is Month of the Military Child

April is Month of the Military Child Military connected youth can: Participate in the Military Pride Theme Art Contest Receive a recognition letter from Gov. Mark Dayton Submit a poem to Sen. Al Franken’s poetry contest Get registered for free Timberwolves games in April Submit a photo for prizes that express what it means to […]

Paid Opportunity: Serve as Community Expert

The Department of Veteran’s Affairs is looking for veterans to help understand the needs of those who are making decisions about mental health care for PTSD.  The purpose of the focus group is to gather perspectives from all kinds of Veterans as the VA shapes this important research. Veterans are eligible to participate as a Community Expert […]

Save the Date – ‘Star Spangled Babies’ Baby Shower

Operation Homefront has put the “Star Spangled Babies” baby shower event back on their schedule after having to postpone it last year.  They are working on the final details and a confirmed date in April.  If you or someone you know is interested, please send an email to If you are interested in attending you will […]

Toys 4 Military Kids

Toys 4 Military Kids has partnered with Minnesota’s Beyond the Yellow Ribbon communities!  Please consider making a monetary donation or volunteering your time. Join us in honoring and thanking our military families for their many sacrifices. For more detailed information, please contact Mike Clark at 651-235-9181 or email Toys 4 Military Kids was founded […]

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 […]

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 […]