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Veterans' help passes

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Rosemount, 55024
Rosemount Minnesota P.O. Box 192 / 312 Oak St. 55024

A second state veterans' cemetery could be built and a new veterans' home governing arrangement were approved Thursday by House members.

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Veterans' provisions were folded into an agriculture bill, but was barely discussed before the full bill passed.

The new veterans' cemetery, proposed by Gov. Tim Pawlenty, would be started by the federal government, but the state would fund its staff.

Pawlenty removed veterans' home governance from a board earlier, handing it off to the state Veterans' Affairs Department, after problems surfaced at a Minneapolis facility. The Legislature now is putting those changes into law.

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