Tag: veterans benefits

New Veterans Benefits

CROOKSTON, MN— The State of Minnesota is offering a benefit for veterans who have recently served in the military.  Polk County veterans service officer Kurt Ellefson has details. Ellefson talks about the difference between the three levels of bonuses. According to Ellefson, Minnesota has offered bonuses to veterans for many years. If you’re a veteran…
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August 12, 2022 0

Crow Wing Veterans Service joins Wake the Lakes Morning Show

Erik Flowers, Veterans Service Officer for Crow Wing County, discussed a new bonus coming up for active duty members serving post 9/11, and how they are watching closely changes with the Veterans Benefits Adminstration.


June 30, 2022 0

Minnesota House approves compromise Veterans & Military Affairs budget

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Today, the Minnesota House approved a compromise Veterans & Military Affairs finance bill following a bipartisan agreement with the Senate. This bill invests significant new funding to address veterans homelessness, provides additional funding for Minnesota’s new veterans homes, and offers service bonuses to those who served during the post-9/11 Global War on Terror.…
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May 9, 2022 0

Veteran’s Benefit Fair at Crookston National Guard Armory

Polk County, MN – After two years the Veterans Benefit Fair will make its return on April 1st, 2022. Kurt Ellefson from the Polk County Veterans Office assures that this is not an April Fool’s joke, but rather a way to introduce veterans to the many benefits they are entitled to. Ellefson says he is…
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March 29, 2022 0

Mark Lessard Koochiching County VSO

KOOCHICHING COUNTY VETERANS SERVICE OFFICE SPONSORED BY VETERANS’ LINKAGE LINE: 1-888-LINKVET (546-5838); WWW.LINKVET.ORG MISSION: To support Koochiching County Veterans and connect them with the federal, state, and county benefits they have earned. Veterans: Seek and/or update Veteran Benefits, Medical Care and Other Earned Benefits.VA Compensation for Injuries or Disease resulting from Military ServiceVA Medical Benefits…
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February 3, 2022 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

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

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

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