An inspector general's report released last week faults the Department of Veterans Affairs for caring more about meaningless performance goals than helping veterans in need of mental health care.
Updated: May 01, 2012, - 07:19 PM
Sgt. Nicholas Dickhut, 23, died during a firefight in southern Afghanistan's Kandahar province hours after talking to his 9-year-old brother.
Updated: April 30, 2012, - 11:24 PM
Minnesota National Guard member lost his home while serving in Iraq.
Updated: April 21, 2012, - 12:12 AM
The Department of Veterans Affairs on Thursday announced plans to increase mental health staffing by 1,900 positions, responding to rising needs of returning Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and complaints of long waits and missed diagnoses.
Updated: April 19, 2012, - 09:26 PM
The Ramsey County attorney's office and the Minnesota Alliance on Crime are presenting speakers on post-traumatic stress disorder in the criminal justice system on April 27.
Updated: April 17, 2012, - 10:51 PM
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is facing unprecedented demands on its mental health system. As 1 in 3 Iraq vets seek mental health care, the VA faces criticism over delays and shortages.
Updated: April 16, 2012, - 11:45 AM
The Minnesota Department of Revenue is providing valuable tax information for the state's military families. It will become especially important as tax deadlines approach at about the same time 2,500 members of the Minnesota National Guard are expected to return home from a yearlong deployment to Kuwait.
Updated: April 03, 2012, - 07:16 PM
For the next four years, hundreds of military families in Minnesota will submit to wearing heart sensors to monitor the stresses they exert on each other and allow video cameras to record their interactions as part of a first-in-the-nation look at the toll exacted by deployments to war zones.
Updated: March 31, 2012, - 10:21 PM
I had a chance to reconnect with the Clark family of New London, Minn., last week. Tracy Clark was part...
Updated: March 20, 2012, - 09:25 PM