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Construction begins on new facility at Mpls Veterans Home


Mon, Jun 14th, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

SAINT PAUL, Minn. - Ground was broken today at the Minneapolis Veterans Home for a new 100-bed skilled nursing facility.

This building will replace Building 9, which was demolished in 2009 at the same location. Residents were moved from the building in November 2007 after structural problems were discovered. Construction on the new facility is scheduled to be complete by the spring of 2012.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is funding 65 percent ($19.2 million) of the project. The state portion is 35 percent, or $10.1 million, and was appropriated in the 2008 Capital Investment bill.

The new facility is based on the state-of-the-art community or neighborhood person-centered care concept.

In addition to single occupancy rooms with private bathrooms, the décor will be designed to bring in the look and feel of home. There will also be a central town center that incorporates nostalgic features like a coffee shop, beauty parlor, barbershop, theater and museum.

"The Minneapolis Veterans Home has made tremendous progress since early 2008, and this project is yet another example of our forward momentum. We are looking forward to using this new facility to continue to provide high quality care for our nation's heroes," said Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Michael Pugliese.

In an effort to preserve some of the historical elements from the old structure, a number of original features and décor were preserved and will be incorporated and displayed in the new building, including the cornerstone, dated at the start of construction from the original building November 11, 1934.

The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA)

The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs is a cabinet level state agency dedicated to serving Minnesota Veterans and their families. In addition to overseeing the five State Veterans Homes, MDVA helps eligible Veterans and families secure state and federal benefits and provides programs and services relating to higher education, benefits, burial, claims, outreach and veterans preference. For more information visit www.mdva.state.mn.us or call 1-(888)-LinkVet.

Minnesota Public Radio Launches Minnesota Today

Thu, Jun 10th, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

(St. Paul, Minn.)-June 10, 2010-Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) today announced the debut of Minnesota Today, a new online service that aims to amplify Minnesota arts, culture and statewide current events. Minnesota Today, which can be found onMPRNewsQ. ..... 
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Local leaders urge Minnesota Senators to push for passage of Comprehensive Clean Energy Legislation yet this year

Thu, Jun 3rd, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

St. Paul, MN: Local leaders today called on Senators Franken and Klobuchar to put pressure on other members of the United States Senate to establish as priority climate change legislation yet this year.

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State testing matches E. coli bacteria from Gibbon farm with those from ill consumers

Thu, Jun 3rd, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Laboratory testing conducted by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) this week provided additional evidence that the Hartmann dairy farm, of rural Gibbon, was the source of a str ..... 
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Blue Diamond Dairy is Good Neighbor

Wed, Jun 2nd, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. - A Stearns County couple will receive the monthly Good Farm Neighbor Award from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA). Sadie and Glen Frericks of rural Melrose operate a 70-cow dairy and were selected the May winners of the a ..... 
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2009 Minnesota Quality Award Celebrates Excellence

Tue, Jun 1st, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS, May 20, 2010 - The Minnesota Council for Quality honored Workforce Development, Inc. and eight other recipients of the 2009 Quality Award, which recognizes Minnesota's leading organizations that have demonstrated a commitment to continuo ..... 
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BBB, MN Cyber Crime Task Force Warn Small Businesses Foreign Hackers Are Targeting Them Immediate PCI Compliance Urged

Tue, May 25th, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

May 25, 2010 - St. Paul, MN - The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) and the Minnesota Cyber Crime Task Force (MCCTF) are issuing a warning to all small businesses that process credit cards. Foreign hackers are targeting small ..... 
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STILLWATER TEENS' TV SPOT WINS "DON'T TEXT & DRIVE" CONTEST

Mon, May 24th, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL - A TV public service announcement produced by Stillwater teens humorously showing a nagging mom pushing cigarettes and alcohol onto her son - and other unsafe choices - won in a landslide in the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS)/A ..... 
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TASTE OF MINNESOTA ANNOUNCES MORE THAN 100 HOURS OF NONSTOP LIVE MUSIC

Thu, May 20th, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. (May 20, 2010) -Taste of Minnesota will rock the Harriet Island riverfront with more than 100 hours of live music and a lineup that's bigger, bolder and better than years' past.

"This year's lineup at the Taste of Minnesota is ..... 
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