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Veteran's Services


Todd County Veterans Service Office Mission Statement: We will dedicate ourselves to work collaboratively with the Department of Veterans Affairs and Nationally Chartered Veterans Service Organizations in promoting the interests and welfare of veterans, who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America, Their dependents and survivors. To enhance the quality of their lives through advising, counseling, claims assistance, education, advocacy and special programs. To ensure that they receive all of the benefits and services that they so well deserve for the sacrifices they have endured.

Office Hours:  Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 pm

Staples Office:  Teresa Sorenson is there every Tuesday, 9 a.m. - 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
200 1st Street NE (across from Nyhus Chevrolet)
Staples, MN 56479
Fax:  218-894-2878

To see Teresa please call (320) 732-4418 to set up appointment.

A ceremony honoring west central MN Vietnam Veterans followed by a town hall meeting focused on improving VA health care services and benefits program is scheduled on March 19, at 5 pm., in the community room at Grand Arbor by Knute Nelson, 4403 Pioneer Rd. SE, in Alexandria, MN.The location of the event was previously announced as the Max J. Beilke VA Clinic in Alexandria: please note the change in location.All west central MN Vietnam Veterans and families desiring to participate in the commemoration ceremony are invited to attend. Pre-registration is not required.
If you are a recently discharged  veteran, you are eligible for immediate medical and dental benefits through the VA Health Care System. You have education benefits, home loans, and veterans preference available to you. Minnesota even grants 2 years of special hunting privileges. It is also a good idea to record your DD214 at the County for safekeeping. 
Todd County has a veterans van that will take Veterans to their VA appointments. A volunteer driver drives the Veterans van to St Cloud VA Health Care on ODD days, Minneapolis VA Health Care on EVEN days, and Fargo VA Health Care on ODD days if needed. If you would like more information or would like to schedule a ride on the "Todd County Veterans Van,"  please call 320-732-4418.  

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