In the News

Faith groups reach out to provide services to military veterans and families
Community Voices column by Nancy Gertner, July 22, 2009, MinnPost

The Warrior to Citizen Campaign wants to make life easier for returning vets and their families, as well as build awareness of veterans’ issues 
July 8, 2009, Star Tribune

In Lakeville, an old VFW post vows not to fade away; Leaders hope to attract younger veterans by winning the battle for relevance(PDF)
July 4, 2009, St. Paul Pioneer Press

This week live (community TV) - 10-minute interview with the lead organizer of Farmington’s Warrior to Citizen group
May 18, 2009

New group will help vets, families
March 25, 2009, Rochester Post-Bulletin

A Call To Serve: Northwestern Steps Up to Help Citizen Soldiers
March 23, 2009, Northwestern Today

Group working to make Washington County first ‘Yellow Ribbon’ County 
March 11, 2009, Lake Elmo Leader

Farmington: Soldier’s mom forms support program (PDF)
February 15, 2009, St. Paul Pioneer Press

Farmington honored as state’s first Yellow Ribbon City
January 20, 2009, Farmington Independent

South metro cities enlist to help soldiers adjust to life back home
Nov. 25, 2008, Star Tribune

Veterans Day – Minnesota Moment, University of Minnesota News Service
(90-second audio clip)

Veterans Serving Veterans
Minnesota Good Age, November 2008

From combat to campus: Ross Hedlund and other war veterans struggle to fit in
Minnesota magazine (University of Minnesota Alumni Association), September/October 2008
(also posted on

Our view: Learn how to help integrate veterans (PDF)
St. Cloud Times, Sept. 16, 2008

Warrior-to-Citizen Oral History Project Seeks Volunteers
August 2008, The Bridge

Warrior to Citizen project collects veterans’ oral histories
August 6, 2008, Minnesota Daily

Reporting for Duty
July-August 2008, Minnesota Magazine (University of Minnesota Alumni Association)

Warrior-to-Citizen Oral History Project Seeks Volunteers
August 2008, The Bridge

Students reporting from “the front” (90-second audio clip)
June 16, 2008, University of Minnesota Moment (syndicated 90-second radio segment)

Your turn: Veterans glad to hear thanks
May 15, 2008, St. Cloud Times

Staying involved eases transition back to civilian life: Steve Biorn, student and war vet, keeps busy helping other soldiers embrace life at home
May 8, 2008, Minnesota Daily

States Filling Gaps in Veterans Benefits
March 2008 VFW Magazine

February 2008 issue of the Minnesota Journal devoted to Warrior to Citizen Campaign

Our view: Veterans can use your views
Mar. 4, 2008, St. Cloud Times

Lending some helping hands
Jan. 16, 2008, Bloomington Sun Current

Guest editorial: Bloomington initiative to aid returning military veterans
Dec. 12, 2007, Bloomington Sun Current

Editorial: The day after Halloween
Nancy Victorin-Vangerud, Oct. 31, 2007, Star Tribune

Editorial: Returning veterans can still serve
Oct. 9, 2007, Star Tribune

St. Bernard’s pilots ‘Warrior to Citizen’ campaign
Sept. 27, 2007, The Catholic Spirit

Letter to the editor: Veterans citizens, too
Linda Omark, Sept. 26, 2007, Brooklyn Park Sun-Post

Letter to the editor: Help returning soldiers become part of community again 
Minnesota State Sen. Jim Vickerman (DFL-Tracy), Chair of Senate Veterans Committee, Sept. 25, 2007, Marshall Independent

Letter to the editor: Asking our veterans to serve again, as citizens 
Minnesota State Rep. Rod Hamilton (R-Mountain Lake), Sept. 13, 2007, Cottonwood County Citizen

Returning soldiers and their families deserve hugs and handshakes – and a whole lot more 
Minnesota State Sen. Dave Senjem (R-Rochester), Aug. 31, 2007, Dodge County Independent

Our soldiers served us – now it’s our turn
Cassaundra Adler, Aug. 29, 2007, Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder

Letter to the editor: We must step up for our veterans
Minnesota State Sen. Tarryl Clark (DFL-St. Cloud) and Minnesota State Sen. David Senjem (R-Rochester), Aug. 29, 2007, Crookston Daily Times

Letter to the editor: No basic training for soldier to citizen 
Emily Hennen, Aug. 16, 2007, The Catholic Spirit

Warrior to Citizen: Coalition Hopes to Ease Transition to a Civic Life
July 27, 2007, Minnesota Monitor

Listen to an interview about the Warrior to Citizen campaign