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Frank Kranitz, of Granite Falls, left, serves lunch Friday to Sandra Ryer, of Granite Falls, and others at the Granite Falls Senior Citizens Center. The Prairie Five Senior Nutrition Program provides meals in several area cities, and will continue to do so through the 2009 contract. However, the Upper Minnesota River Valley Regional Development Commission will no longer have a role in the delivery of this and other services for seniors. (Tribune photo by Bill Zimmer)

Upper Minnesota Valley RDC loses role in senior services

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APPLETON -- As of the new year, the Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Commission in Appleton no longer has a role in how services such as congregate dining or senior outreach are provided in the five counties it serves: Big Stone, Chippewa, Lac qui Parle, Swift and Yellow Medicine.


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