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Beyond The Yellow Ribbon South of the River

South Of The River Group


Beyond the Yellow Ribbon – South of the River is a community effort to honor, serve and support all military families, both past and present. Scott County residents, businesses, schools and faith communities are invited to join us in our efforts to support and serve our veterans and their families. There are so many ways you or your organization can lend support to many of our Beyond the Yellow Ribbon programs. Call or email us today to find out how you can help!

Family Assistance Center Representative in Mankato

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2016 Legislation (MN ends tax on military retirement pay)

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One of the Highlights of this years legislation.

Excluded all military retirement pay from state income taxes (HF 40 – Heintzeman)
o Minnesota went from one of a small number of states that fully taxed military pensions to one
of a dozen that does not tax them at all
o Over 18,000 retired military members in Minnesota will benefit from this change

Echos of War (a four week discussion)

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Welcome to Echoes of War, a four-week discussion series that asks Veterans and members of the general public to consider how Americans memorialize war and military service in public, and how that relates to the way war gets remembered through the personal stories and life experiences of Veterans.
Over the next month, we will read and discuss poetry, oratory, and oral history from the Civil War, World War I, and the wars in Vietnam and Iraq; visit and discuss the Northfield Area Veterans Memorial; and attend a Ten Thousand Things Theater production of Pericles, staged at the Minnesota Humanities Center. Taken together, these varied humanities sources will help us think about history, collective memory, memorialization, and personal story while learning from and with one another about the culture and impact of military service.

Super Bowl LII Business Connect

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The Business Connect Program is an NFL initiative that partners with the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee to serve as a conduit for the qualified diverse and underutilized businesses in Minnesota and the many opportunities that will be generated by the Super Bowl in 2018.  This program will leverage networking, educational and other business development opportunities with the NFL and it's contracting partners.

Beyond The Yellow Ribbon, South of the River 2018 Scholarship Program

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BTYRSOTR is pleased to award two $1000.00 scholarships to two deserving individuals residing in Scott County, one a graduating high school senior and one a returning student. To find out if you're eligible or to apply, download the application by clicking the link above.

South of the River Chapter

South Of The River Group

The South of the River Chapter finds it's home in Scott County, Minnesota. We are a primary resource for area veterans and their families as they deal with deployment or life after their service. Our organization is made up of many great individuals who are committed to helping military families and veterans. Together these individuals form a very active, dynamic group that provides many forms of assistance. Join with your Scott county neighbors and friends and become part of a community to honor, serve and support our local military members and their families.

Where We Meet

At 7:00 PM on the first Tuesday of every month we meet in the lower level of the Prior Lake VFW. To view our calendar, click on Upcoming Events in the left column.

Beyond The Yellow Ribbon - South of the River
P.O. Box 394, Prior Lake, MN 55372


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