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Veteran Resilience Project

Veteran Resilience Project

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Paul Riedner takes the helm of a Minneapolis based non-profit that offers free, confidential, drug free trauma therapy called EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) to MN veterans. Pairing a network of independent therapists in over 20 cities across MN with a podcast called ResilienceMN that interviews veterans, VRP is actively impacting the lives […]

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Minnesota Veterans Find Retreat in the Arts

Minnesota Veterans Find Retreat in the Arts

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“Wanna do some push-ups?” asks Paul Riedner, with a grin.

Riedner, a former U.S. Army deep sea diver, is a bundle of energy — good energy.

The young vet lives with his wife and kids in Minneapolis, but this week he’s hanging out in  his home town of Red Wing and nearby Frontenac for the “Minnesota […]

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Among Iraq war’s many losses: Trust

Among Iraq war’s many losses: Trust

Is it possible to account for what we’ve lost and learned over the last nine years in Iraq?

Personally, I sacrificed four years in support of the war effort — one deployed as an army engineer diver.

As with so many of my peers, that’s the easiest piece to quantify. There remain countless inner struggles that […]