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Walz receives legislative reward

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Worthington Minnesota 300 11th Street / P.O. Box 639 56187

ROCHESTER -- Rep. Tim Walz received the Legislator of the Year Award from the National Association of County Veterans Service Officers (NACVSO) Wednesday at Soldier's Field Veterans Memorial in Rochester.

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Walz received the award in recognition of his record in Congress working on veterans' legislation. Walz enlisted in the Army National Guard at the young age of 17 and retired 24 years later as Command Sergeant Major. He is the highest ranking enlisted soldier ever to serve in Congress and a member of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

"Congressman Walz is a soldier's soldier," said Jim Golgart, president of the Minnesota Association of County Veteran Service Officers. "Whether he is fighting for a new GI bill, fighting to make sure that Minnesota National Guard gets the benefits they had been promised, or fighting to increase the mileage rate for veterans traveling long distances to VA hospitals, Congressman Walz's passion for helping veterans has been unwavering."

TAC facility open house planned

WORTHINGTON -- The Achievement Center, 414 Industrial Lane, will have an open house from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The Achievement Center is a division of Hope Haven Inc., Rock Valley, Iowa. During the open house, there will be facility tours, information about Hope Haven and The Achievement Center and information about how local individuals can become involved with The Achievement Center. Light refreshments will be served.

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