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Many factors blamed for defeat of veterans home proposal

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WILLMAR -- Multiple factors -- a lack of unified support from military veterans, worries about ongoing costs, misunderstandings about a proposed mental health and traumatic brain injury component -- were to blame for knocking a veterans home proposal for Willmar out of the legislative bonding bill this year.

Lobbyist Dean Elton Johnson is urging local officials not to concede defeat just yet, however.

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Anne Polta

Anne Polta covers health care, business/economic development and general assignment. Her HealthBeat blog can be found at http://healthbeat.areavoices.com. Follow her on Twitter at @AnnePolta.

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