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Lindsay Erickson serves lunch to Darrell Heinen at Emmanuel Community Thursday. (Brian Basham/DL Newspapers)

Not your father's nursing home

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Picture a nursing home: if sterile hallways, a hospital-y industrial scent, or the stereotype that people go there to die come to mind, you may want to scratch these ideas from your psyche.

Nursing homes, and care for aging adults in general, are changing -- and for folks around Becker County, there are more options than ever.

Those options put us on the leading edge statewide, said Loren Colman, an assistant commissioner at the Minnesota Department of Human Services.

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