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Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny Rep. Lyle Koenen, left, said the biggest challenge facing the effort for a new veterans home will be convincing legislators to commit funds for annual operating costs. Also pictured is Nick Haggenmiller, Montevideo Community Development director, center, and Marvin Garbe, Montevideo council member.

Montevideo to deliver funding offer for vets home

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MONTEVIDEO -- Montevideo is prepared to bring an offer of $2 million in local funding and ready-made plans to the state capitol in the quest to be a host site for a new veterans home.

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Backers of the proposal are also bringing a message: Minnesota has a moral obligation to meet the needs of its growing and aging population of veterans, no matter the fiscal challenges of the times.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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