Groundbreaking on Bemidji Veterans Home expected in August

MDVA officials recently visited city and county leaders on the future Bemidji Veterans Home.

The home will sit on 15 acres donated by Sanford Health on their campus.

More than $10 million in state funding was allocated toward three new Minnesota Veterans homes, one each in Bemidji, Montevideo and Preston, three years ago.

Earlier this year, Gov. Walz announced the three new homes will receive $80 million in federal funding this year.

Earthwork is slated to begin in August and the new Bemidji home may open as soon as June 2023.

Applications for admissions and employment are not yet being accepted.

“We are thrilled to be able to move forward on this long-awaited project,” said MDVA Commissioner Larry Herke.

“The new Minnesota Veterans Home in Bemidji will allow us to better serve aging Veterans in northern Minnesota, giving them and their families a new option for long-term care within a couple of hours from home.”


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 all the beats in north-central Minnesota, such as local government, crime, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University.


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