Heitkamp Hears Veterans - KXNet.com - Bismarck/Minot/Williston/Dickinson-KXNEWS,ND

Heitkamp Hears Veterans

Posted: Updated:

Senator Heidi Heitkamp is fulfilling her mission to better accommodate veterans by listening to their concerns. Senator Heitkamp spent the afternoon listening to issues affecting veterans during a roundtable discussion as a part of her statewide veterans listening tour.

As jobs continue to open up in North Dakota, veterans see the state as an ideal place to transition back into the workforce and put their skills they learned in the military to work. Senator Heitkamp is surveying the state to find out how it can accommodate veterans as they make the transition. One of the issues on the table is looking into community based clinics and finding out how they can be better serve veterans. Other concerns range from housing to education. Senator Heitkamp says the tour is a way to uphold a promise to veterans.

(Senator Heidi Heitkamp, ND (D))"I'm here to try, not just on healthcare, but here to listen to where we may be dropping the ball, where we need to improve what we're doing, how we can in fact honor our commitments because these are men and women who have fought for us."

At the end of the tour, Senator Heitkamp will report the findings to VA officials.

  • Minot/Williston NewsMore>>

  • Divide County Authorities on Filter Socks

    Divide County Authorities on Filter Socks

    Thursday, April 24 2014 11:44 PM EDT2014-04-25 03:44:04 GMT

    A second illegal dump site for oil filter socks in Divide County is apparently connected to the largest such dump site in Noonan.

    A second illegal dump site for oil filter socks in Divide County is apparently connected to the largest such dump site in Noonan.

  • Crews Battle Fire Near Sawyer

    Crews Battle Fire Near Sawyer

    Thursday, April 24 2014 11:42 PM EDT2014-04-25 03:42:22 GMT

    The first lightning strikes of the spring ignited a grass fire this afternoon near Sawyer.

    The first lightning strikes of the spring ignited a grass fire this afternoon near Sawyer.

  • Boy Scouts Collect Food

    Boy Scouts Collect Food

    Thursday, April 24 2014 11:40 PM EDT2014-04-25 03:40:18 GMT
    Cub Scouts Pack 404 is trying to bring local awareness to a global problem -- Hunger.Lead By Sara Iverson Smith, the boys are collecting non-perishable food items in their neighborhoods and at Perkett School. Iverson Smith says this is just one of many big projects the cubs complete as a pack .
    Cub Scouts Pack 404 is trying to bring local awareness to a global problem -- Hunger.Lead By Sara Iverson Smith, the boys are collecting non-perishable food items in their neighborhoods and at Perkett School. Iverson Smith says this is just one of many big projects the cubs complete as a pack .
Quick Clicks
Closings/Delays
View list
Calendar
What's happening?
Lottery Results
Feeling lucky?
Viewer Photos
Submit yours!
Road Report
Current conditions
TV Listings
See what's on
Gas Prices
Check near you
E-Mail Newsletter
Signup now

Most Popular

Stories
Videos
loading...
Powered by WorldNow
General information or questions:
kxinfo@kxnet.com

News:
Bismarck:
Phone: 701-223-9197
News Fax: 701-223-1985

News:
Minot:
Phone: 701-852-2104
News Fax: 701-838-1050
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KXNET. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.