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From left, Northern Dental Access Center Executive Director Jeanne Edevold Larson discusses concerns with state Sen. Linda Berglin, DFL-Minneapolis, Sen. Mary Olson, DFL-Bemidij, Rep. John Persell, DFL-Bemidji, and Linda Yourczek with Beltrami County Health & Human Services during a tour Wednesday morning at Northern Dental. Pioneer Photo/Monte Draper

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An area resident went to Northern Dental Access Center to stop the spread of tooth decay. Without fixing the problem, the patient could not begin chemotherapy.


But dental care was no longer reimbursable through the state, thanks to recent budget cuts. So staff contacted a local provider for assistance, and that answer was even more disheartening.

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