Area Businesses Offer Unique Benefit to Veterans

A few Bemidji area businesses are offering a special spot for wounded veterans.

Sound Off to Support Veterans in Northern MN

Here in Northern Minnesota, the support for combat veterans continues to grow. Sound Off is a veterans support group hosted in Sanford Health Bemidji. The group aims to provide a safe and confidential place for members to share their experiences and connect with others. It is...

Minnesota Veterans Earn Tax Break

Retired Minnesota veterans recently earned a major tax break. A clear presentation of the newest military tax exempt passed in legislation, was presented to a group of veterans over breakfast. With the passing, Minnesota would join 16 other states that fully spare military...

Community Spotlight: World War II Veteran Doctor Bob Uppgaard Tells Us His Secrets to Living a Long and Healthy Life

Bob Uppgaard has seen a lot in his ninety-two years of life. Being a medic during World War 2 on D-Day are memories he will never forget. Since his military days Uppgaard has dedicated his life to living a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle. He established a professional career in...

Memorial Day

Many area communities honored and recognized those who fought in the U.S. Armed Forces and those who did not return home. But at the observance at Greenwood Cemetery in Bemidji veterans were not the only ones who were honored.

Memorial Day Observances

A Memorial Day ceremony is scheduled for Greenwood Cemetery in Bemidji at 10 a.m. Monday. The Gettysburg Address will be read. Beltrami County Commissioner and veteran Joe Vene will sing the Star Spangled Banner. Iraq War veteran Gabe Wakanabo will give a speech as part of the...

Northwoods Adventure: Kayak Trip for Veterans

It all started at Crosslake Dam where veterans from the Eagle’s Healing Nest gathered their kayaks to prepare for a trip down the Pine River. The Nest provides assistance with the healing of the invisible wounds for service men and women who have experience psychological trauma....

Sanford Bemidji Offering Veterans Support Group

BEMIDJI, MINN. – Sanford Bemidji offers a support group, Sound Off, for combat veterans. It is held from 5 to 7 p.m. the first and third Tuesday each month at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center’s Conference Room A, located immediately to the right through the hospital’s main east...

Wreaths For The Fallen 2015

Last December 3,800 wreaths were placed in the Minnesota State Veteran’s Cemetery in Little Falls to honor the United State’s fallen veteran’s. With over 400 additional interments each year along with the extension of three additional State of Minnesota veterans’ cemeteries, more...

Bemidji Stands Down for Local Vets

Wednesday marked the Stand Down for Vets event at the Bemidji National Guard Armory building. It’s designed to be a one-stop shop for veterans to make them aware of the benefits and services they qualify for after they defended their country.

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