ST. CLOUD (WJON News) -- The St. Cloud VA Health Care System will be searching for a new leader after current director Dr. Brent Thelen announced his retirement.

Thelen took over the VA system in 2019 and oversees a network that serves more than 38,000 veterans across a 27-county area of central and west-central Minnesota.

In addition to the St. Cloud VA Medical Center, Thelen is in charge of clinics in Brainerd, Alexandria, and Redwood Falls.

Thelen is a U.S. Air Force Veteran who has also served on posts in Georgia and Colorado.  His last day will be September 29th.

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An acting director has not yet been announced.





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