Welcome to the official District 8 website of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Department of Minnesota. We’re very proud of our “award winning” website and hope you find it informative, helpful, and perhaps even entertaining. We very much welcome the input and suggestions of our member Posts and Auxiliaries.
District 8 is one of the two geographically largest areas in Minnesota at roughly 44,000 square miles, close to 20% of the total state area, and covering the northeastern portion of the state. We boast about 10% of the Department membership with an area saturation rate of about 10 members per square mile. We have 24 Posts, 19 Ladies Auxiliaries, and 3 Men’s Auxiliaries.
From ice fishing, skiing, snowmobiling, dog sledding, and a myriad of other winter sports to swimming, boating, fishing, terrific golf courses, local festivals and events and, of course, canoeing, backpacking, and hiking in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area in the summer, as well as fall foliage and spring runoffs, District 8 is north woods at its finest. And when you’re here, stop in an enjoy the hospitality of our local Posts.