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Sen. Franken to visit Willmar, Minn., to discuss rural health care workforce issues

WILLMAR -- Sen. Al Franken will visit Willmar on Tuesday to tour Rice Memorial Hospital and talk to area health care officials and employees about the workforce challenges facing rural health care.

The visit will include a tour of the Rice Regional Dental Clinic, a joint program of Rice Hospital and the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry that provides hands-on rural training opportunities for future dentists and dental hygienists.

Franken serves on the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions.