Brown County election officials have identified and are addressing a processing error where some mail ballot voters received balloting materials with mismatched outgoing and signature envelopes for the August 13 State Primary Election.  Out of an abundance of caution, it was decided to direct our print vendor to send replacement balloting materials to all mail ballot voters to preserve data integrity and ensure a fair election.   Mail ballot voters must use the replacement ballot, signature envelope and return envelope and return their ballot to the Brown County Auditor-Treasurer’s office by 8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 13, 2024, for their vote to count.  Downloadable Press Release


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image0031Make the Connection is a portal to the stories of Veterans who have overcome the challenges that can occur after the military.

Veterans Service Office

Mission Statement

It is our mission to provide assistance and support to veterans and their dependents in obtaining their rightful benefits through county, state, and federal programs and to act as an advocate on their behalf or direct them to other authorized agencies as their needs dictate.

Veterans Service Office News 

Technical Career Field Training Program

VA S.A.V.E Training Poster - Supporting Our  Veterans: Training to help you act with care and compassion if you encounter a Veteran who is in Crisis.

VIDEO: Fraud Prevention with VA Secretary Denis McDonough 

Veteran Resource Directory - The NRD is a database of validated resources that supports recovery, rehabilitation, and reintegration for service members, veterans, family members, and caregivers.

VA's Caregiver Support Program - Get Paid to Care for Your Veteran (Youtube Video)

  • MN911

    9/11 Book Project - This retrospective study of the Minnesota experience since 9/11 will chronicle individual service members and state units deployed overseas as well as a range of home-front stories. Minnesotans were in the towers, planes and Pentagon on September 11, among the first boots on the ground in Afghanistan and some of the very last to leave in 2021.



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Women Veterans, we want to hear from you!

The Center for Women Veterans has developed a survey designed to help us understand why women Veterans are not accessing their benefits and services. The survey is completely anonymous, takes less than five minutes, and in January we will release a Spanish and Tagalog version. Please let us know what barriers you experience when accessing your VA Healthcare benefits.


Medical Care/Benefits for Veterans, Dependants, and Survivors

Minnesota Department of Veteran Affairs Newsletter (Link)

Brown County VSO Staff

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Greg Peterson

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John Schotzko

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Mike Montalto

Contact Veterans Service Office

Located on the 1st floor of the Brown County Courthouse

Hours: 8 to 1630 (8am to 4:30 pm), weekdays

14 S State St,
New Ulm, MN 56073

Telephone: (507) 233-6636
Fax: (507) 233-6708

Email Veterans Service Office


Mission Statement

Commitment to Excellence through Leadership, Teamwork, and Education


Department Directory

Hours: 8am to 4:30pm
(most offices)

Courthouse Address:
14 S State St
New Ulm, MN 56073