Notice: The Brown County Landfill is closed today, 5-24-2024 due to weather conditions.


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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 

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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