VA centers in Minneapolis, St. Cloud adding mental health staff

As part of a Veterans Administration effort to mental health services for returning soldiers, two Minnesota medical centers are adding staff. The Minneapolis VA Medical Center is getting 24 new staff members, the St. Cloud VA five.
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As part of a Veterans Administration effort to mental health services for returning soldiers, two Minnesota medical centers are adding staff. The Minneapolis VA Medical Center is getting 24 new staff members, the St. Cloud VA five.

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