(File photo) Redwood County Veterans Service Officer, Sergeant Dustin Hunter, along with Redwood County Commissioners, County Administrator Vicki Knobloch Kletscher and Lower Sioux Tribal Veterans Service Officer Galyn Minkel hosted a site visit of the future Veterans Cemetery in Redwood County with landowner Robert LeSage and four MN Dept. of VA Affairs employees (Commissioner of Veterans Affairs, Larry Herke, Deputy Commissioner Brad Lindsay, Director of Veterans Programs and Memorial Affiars Andy Garvais and Sr. Administrator of Memorial Affairs David Swantek).

On Monday, Gov. Tim Walz unveiled his $518 million bonding proposal for public projects across the state of Minnesota. Included in his proposed funding is $4.5 million to construct, furnish, and equip a new State Veterans Cemetery in Redwood Falls.

This provides funding for the State of Minnesota’s fourth State Veterans Cemetery as intended by the 2011 legislature. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ National Cemetery Administration’s Veterans Cemetery Grant Program will also provide a $5.99 million federal grant for this project.

Walz announced his “2021 Local Jobs and Projects Plan” on Monday, which would invest more than $518 million in public infrastructure projects across the state, including maintaining existing buildings, investing in communities and ensuring the state can leverage federal funds.