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Commentary: Why northern Minnesota veterans need a 'home'

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Why is there a group of veterans, elected officials and other concerned citizens (the Northern Minnesota Veteran's Home Initiative) working to place a veterans home in northern Minnesota?


-- 32,000 veterans live in northern Minnesota.

-- Veterans in rural areas and on reservations use fewer services than their urban counterparts because of long commuting times and distances.

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