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Minnesota panel OKs higher pay for home care, nursing home workers

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ST. PAUL – Kurt Rutzen trusted his personal care attendant, who helped him with such varied tasks as bathing and filling out complex government forms.


The Minneapolis man told a Senate committee Thursday that the attendant left the company that provides services to the disabled and elderly, probably for more money. “I was heartbroken.”

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.