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Veterans Service Building, St. Paul

The Minnesota Legionnaire

Postal Address

20 W. 12th Street, Room 300A
St. Paul, MN 55155-2000


Desk: 651-424-4612
Cell: 952-679-0134



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About the Legionnaire

The Minnesota Legionnaire is written and edited at the state headquarters for The American Legion, on the third floor of the Veterans Service Building. The publication circulates to homes all across Minnesota near the beginning of each month. Its aim is to recognize veterans, cover The American Legion in Minnesota and, to a greater extent, bring awareness to the Minnesota military community. It is the third-largest newspaper in Minnesota by sheer circulation. First published in 1920 as the Hennepin County Legionnaire, it is now in its 103rd year of publication.

Publisher: Department of Minnesota Publications Board

Our Staff

Tim Engstrom

Tim Engstrom


Board of Publications


  • Paul Hassing, Bloomington Post 550, Board President & Department Commander
  • Michael Ash, St. Paul Christie DeParcq Post 406, Board Vice President
  • Michael Maxa, Montgomery Post 79, Board Secretary & Department Adjutant
  • Mark Dvorak, New Prague Post 45, Board Treasurer & Department Treasurer


  • Tim Engstrom, Bloomington Post 550, Department Communications Director


  • Darrel Redepenning, Anoka Post 102, 1 year remaining, elected at convention
  • Michael Ash, St. Paul Christie DeParcq Post 406, 1 year remaining, appointed by DEC
  • David “Chip” Manson, Spicer Post 545, 2 years remaining, elected at convention
  • Carroll Partridge, St. Paul 3M Post 599, 2 years remaining, appointed by DEC
  • Paul Edwards, Nisswa Post 627, 3 years remaining, elected at convention
  • Kelley Adelsman, Pine Island Post 184, 3 years remaining, appointed by DEC


  • Sharon Cross, Bemidji Unit 14, Auxiliary President
  • John Weiss, St. Paul Arcade Phalen Squadron 577, SAL Commander