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      Governor Dayton Proclaims General Mills a Yellow Ribbon Company

      Posted on November 13, 2012 at 11:23 AM

      Governor Dayton with General Mills CEO Ken Powell and Major General Richard Nash of the Minnesota National Guard

      Governor Mark Dayton proclaimed General Mills and Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity Yellow Ribbon Companies last Thursday for their work supporting veterans.

      The Minnesota National Guard’s Beyond the Yellow Ribbon program is designed to connect service members with resources that can help them adjust to civilian life after returning from deployment. The Yellow Ribbon program recognizes communities and companies that create comprehensive networks connecting agencies, organizations, and employers for the purpose of better bringing those resources to veterans.

      To be recognized, communities develop sustainable action plans to connect key groups throughout the community and raise awareness of resources for returning service members.

      By the end of 2012, almost 200 cities, counties, and businesses will have been recognized for their work supporting service members and their families.

      To get in touch with your local Yellow Ribbon network, visit