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Veteran caseload way up

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The caseload at the Becker County's Veterans Service Office is up -- way up.

According to Veterans Service Officer Lauri Brooke, the caseload is up about 30 percent this year -- and it's not just new veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan either.


"We're seeing a lot of veterans from World War II, Korea, Vietnam ... veterans who have never been in our office before," she said. "The increase is over the entire range of veterans (from World War II to Iraq)."

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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.
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