Congressman Brad Finstad has introduced legislation that would give Mankato funding to build a Veterans’ Center.
The Center would operate through the Department of Veteran Affairs and would offer counseling to veterans, current service members and their families.
Finstad says that this is just one effort to lessen the burden to help veterans transition out of military service and back into local communities.
The center would serve as a regional hub for the services and would be the fourth Vet Center in the state, alongside Duluth, Anoka and the Twin Cities.
The project is still early in the planning process and it would be some time before the project is implemented in Mankato, should the legislation pass.