The Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center has been authorized to hire up to 24 additional staff to beef up its mental health operations, part of a nationwide effort by the VA to address concerns that veterans are not getting the mental health attention they deserve. Nationally the VA is trying to quickly hire 1,600 mental health professionals.
Updated: June 19, 2012, - 06:06 PM
With budget cuts and troop drawdowns, Minnesota's contractors will have to be more nimble to survive.
Updated: June 10, 2012, - 08:01 PM
George Letness worked with and befriended a young Charles Schulz and for 50 years was one of the best-known commercial illustrators in the Twin Cities, helping to create such iconic images as Count Chocula and Franken Berry.
Updated: June 07, 2012, - 09:47 PM
Since January, 16 officers and 19 enlisted soldiers of the St. Paul-based 147th Assault Helicopter Battalion have been operating in a far-off portion of Camp Buehring, Kuwait, 40 miles from the Iraq border.
Updated: June 06, 2012, - 12:06 AM
After nine time zones and 7,000 miles, Minnesota Air Guard ends Afghanistan mission.
Updated: May 27, 2012, - 06:58 AM
A one-day course is scheduled next month to teach law enforcement personnel de-escalation tactics for military veterans in crisis.
Updated: May 22, 2012, - 05:45 PM
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