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Transportation for WWII vets to memorial

The state would provide transportation to any Minnesota World War II veteran who wants to attend a June 9 war memorial dedication if Rep. Tim Faust, DFL-Mora, gets his way.

A provision in a larger bill due soon in the full House provides funding for the transportation plan. The World War II memorial is being built in front of the state Capitol.

"World War II veterans answered their country's call like no other generation," Faust said. "It's only fitting that as many of these veterans as possible have the opportunity to attend as we honor their service."

About 50,000 World War II veterans remain in Minnesota.

Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.