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State Rep. Alice Hausman, chair of the Capital Investment Committee, told officials in Montevideo that federal restrictions on the number of new nursing home beds for veterans represents the major challenge to meeting the needs of the aging population of veterans. Montevideo officials outlined their proposal for a veteran’s nursing home to Hausman and members of her committee on Thursday. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny

House bonding committee hears proposal for Glacial Lakes State Trail


WILLMAR — Since members of the House Capital Investment Committee didn’t have time to take a walk on the Glacial Lakes State Trail and see first-hand how a proposed trail extension could link the New London and Spicer communities to Sibley State Park, the trail was brought to them.

The committee was in Willmar on Thursday as part of a statewide tour to learn about bonding requests ahead of the 2014 legislative session.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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