Bemidji Veterans Home project continues progress

The Bemidji Veterans Home continues to make progress in upper levels of government.

According to an article from the Minnesota Senate Republicans Caucus, members of the Minnesota Legislative Advisory Commission sent a letter to Minnesota Management and Budget Commissioner Myron Frans approving the agency’s plans to spend pending federal grant funds.

The funds would be used for the construction of three veterans homes in Minnesota, Bemidji being one of those, and Montevideo and Preston being the other two.

In 2018, the legislature passed $32 million in state funding for these projects.

The Bemidji and Montevideo homes are expected to open in 2021, and the Preston home is anticipated for 2022.

Featured photo: The site for the future Bemidji Veterans Home. Photo courtesy of MDVA.

Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers all the beats in north-central Minnesota, such as local government, crime, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University. You can follow along with Larissa's live tweets of meetings and events on Twitter!

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