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When U.S. Sen. Kent Conrad visited his uncle in Fargo's VA Medical Center 43 years ago, the ward lacked air conditioning, and temperatures climbed to 100 degrees.


During a Tuesday meeting with local veterans service officials at the medical center, Conrad noted that changes have been made to improve patient care, but said there's still room for improvement.

"We all know that more needs to be done," he said.

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