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

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