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MN Senate votes to continue funding Redwood Falls State Veterans Cemetery

With unanimous support, the Minnesota Senate on Thursday passed legislation that makes investments into Veteran services across the state. Senator Gary Dahms of Redwood Falls added a provision to fund operations at the Redwood Falls State Veterans Cemetery. The 77-acre cemetery will serve as the final resting place for roughly 22,000 veterans and their spouses.

This bill includes funding for upgrades and completion of the three new veterans’ homes across the state. Last year, homes in Bemidji, Preston, and Montevideo secured federal funding necessary to complete construction. Funding in this bill serves as the final capstone to make these homes operational by providing upgrades and improvements to strengthen the structures, and medical equipment and internal fixtures needed to make the homes operational.

This bill includes provisions that provide post-service resources, expand housing options, and fund enlistment and re-enlistment bonuses.

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