Bemidji Veterans Home on track

BEMIDJI– The Northern Minnesota veterans home is on track to be completed in early 2022.

During a meeting with Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Larry Herke, the department presented some revised design elements to bring the home under budget, but Herke assured the task force that the basic desired elements will remain.

The meeting was intended for the task force and media, with a larger, more public meeting on the veterans home expected in December or January.

Commissioner Larry Herke, right, discusses Veterans Home with County Administrator Kay Mack (middle) and Veterans Services Officer Scotty Alison (left).

The state legislature approved over $10 million for the project in 2018, which will be paid for by a combination of federal grants, state bonds and local contributions.

The funding by the federal government is not expected to be confirmed until early 2020.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.


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