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Montevideo, Minn., VA Clinic to celebrate 10th anniversary

MONTEVIDEO -- In honor of 10 years of service to west central Minnesota veterans, the Montevideo Community Based Outpatient Clinic will host an informal reception and open house from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday. The clinic is located at 1025 13th St. N. in Montevideo.

Veterans, volunteers, veteran service organizations, and members of the community are invited.

A special invitation is extended to veterans who are not enrolled for VA health care. A variety of VA specialists will be present to assist with enrollment and to provide information on VA programs.

The Montevideo clinic opened Oct. 7, 2002, to provide VA health care to veterans in Big Stone, Chippewa, Kandiyohi, Lac qui Parle, Lyon, Pope, Redwood, Renville, Stevens, Swift, and Yellow Medicine counties.

The 7,460-square-foot building housing the clinic was provided through a joint venture by the city of Montevideo and Chippewa County. The number of veterans served has increased from 1,600 per year to over 2,500 veterans per year.