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Jim Dokken, a retired Air Force senior master sergeant and member of the Willmar City Council, second right, and Trisha Appledorn, Kandiyohi County veterans service officer, right, joined area residents Monday at Willmar Public Library to discuss a proposal to build a 90-bed veterans nursing home in Willmar. Dokken urged legislators to be "thoughtful" in taking care of veterans and "very careful" in how they choose to spend taxpayers' money. Tribune photo by Gary Miller

With nursing home proposal, 'clarity' is the key

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WILLMAR -- Community support for military veterans is a given, but Sen. Joe Gimse said Monday he wants to make sure local leaders are all "on board" with building a 90-bed veterans nursing home in Willmar and that everyone understands the complexity of the process to get it done.


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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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