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According to the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs, there are currently a little over 33,000 military veterans living in northwestern Minnesota.


Of those, more than 13,600 are receiving treatment at the Veterans Administration Medical Centers in Fargo and St. Cloud -- yet in many rural areas, reliable transportation to and from the VAMC is often limited, if available at all.

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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
(218) 844-1454