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Veterans Services

Contact Information

Joe Reinke, Veterans Service Officer

(701) 680-3708 mobile


If you are a veteran and have not had the occasion to meet Joe, it would be to your advantage to meet with them and let them know that you are a veteran living in Ransom/Sargent County. Please call the Veterans Service Office at 701-683-6126 to set up an appointment. We look forward to meeting with you.


The Ransom & Sargent County Veterans Service Office is a great resource for information and assistance regarding any veteran-related question or benefit. Joe can provide you with advice and/or assistance on a wide variety of issues you might face, such as admission to a United States Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, obtaining a copy of your discharge record or other state and federal veterans benefits.

Definition of a Veteran

Federal Definition
Veteran means any person who has been separated under honorable conditions from any branch of the armed forces after having served at least 90 days on active duty. One day must have been during wartime service.

State Definition
Veteran means any person who has been separated under honorable conditions from any branch of the armed forces of the United States after having served on active duty for 181 consecutive days or by reason of disability incurred while serving on active duty, or who has active military service certified under Section 401, Public Law 95-202, and who is a citizen of the United States or is a resident alien. A general under honorable condition discharge qualifies the veteran for all benefits, provided the other conditions of length of service are met.

National Guard & Reserves

The term veteran does not include any member of the national guard or the reserve component of the armed forces ordered to active duty for the sole purpose of training.

This definition comes from Minnesota Statute 197.447.

VA Telehealth Services
VA Telehealth Services are offered at the North Dakota Veterans Home.  Just call the Fargo VA Medical Center at 701-239-3700 ext 2711 or locally you can reach the VA Telehealth Office at 701-683-6526. Please talk with your Primary Care Provider about utilizing these services as it can be difficult to travel to Fargo, ND from our rural communities.  Check out the link to the right for more information.


204 5th Avenue West
P.O. Box 668
Lisbon, ND 58054

(701) 683-6126 or
(701) 724-6241, Ext 114

Office Hours

Monday – Friday                                          8:30 am – 5:00 pm 

Sargent County Courthouse                        355 Main St. So.  Suite 8                      Forman, ND  58032

Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday:
Ransom County Courthouse                      205 5th Ave West                                          P.O. Box  830                                            Lisbon, ND  58054

ND Veterans Home                                    1600 Veterans Drive                                  Lisbon, ND  58054

Useful Information

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Holidays and Closings information