Bluff Country News: Lawmakers face tough call on bonding for veterans home

EXCERPT: “Lawmakers and the governor are facing a difficult decision on how to best serve Minnesota veterans who need full-time care — and the clock is ticking. While there are currently five state-run veterans homes — in Minneapolis, Hastings, Silver Bay, Luverne and Fergus Falls – with a combined 824-bed capacity, there is still room for more. Under a federal government-dictated formula, Minnesota can build housing for 234 more beds eligible for matching building costs and veterans’ services. The question, however, is where will they build? Three different locations in Greater Minnesota are jockeying for the opportunity to house and serve veterans who need assistance: Montevideo, Bemidji and Fillmore County.” FULLSTORY: