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People gather March 3 in the senior center in Fergus Falls. Those over 65 are the fastest-growing segment of the Otter Tail County population. By next year, it's estimated two of every ten county residents will be over the age of 65. AP Photo/Minnesota Public Radio, Dan Gunderson

Rural seniors could be hit harder by budget cuts

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FERGUS FALLS -- Muriel Peterson is just shy of her 90th birthday, but you'd never know it as she settles into a comfortable chair in a sunny corner of her apartment.


She lives in Pioneer Pointe, an apartment complex for seniors in Fergus Falls. Her husband lives nearby in an Alzheimer's unit.

She wants to stay as independent as possible.

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