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Brenda Simning of Willmar speaks Friday about the value her senior companion brings to her life. The rally was organized by The Arc Minnesota to advocate for adequate state funding for services for people with disabilities. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)

People with disabilities make case during Willmar, Minn., event for state budget with 'least harm'

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WILLMAR -- Brenda Simning, a soft-spoken woman who has disabilities, is afraid the senior companion who has taken her shopping and to doctor appointments for 12 years won't be there to help her any more.


Zeppelin Peterson, a 19-year-old from Willmar, is worried that his mental health services will be cut and he could end up in the crisis hospital.

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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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