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Scott Larson has served Madison Lutheran Home Inc. since 2002 in roles as chief financial officer and assistant administrator and, since 2007, as chief executive officer. The campus has invested $7.2 million in capital improvement in the last decade. (Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny)

While many fretted implications of aging population, Madison health care invested $7M in its future

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MADISON -- The age wave predicted to sweep across Minnesota from 2020 to 2030 reached rural Lac qui Parle County 10 years ago.

By the turn of the century, more than 20 percent of its population was 65 or older, and those age 80 and older represented one of its fastest growing segments.

All the while, the area saw a steady decline in population as young people left for opportunities elsewhere.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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