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Elderly and disabled Minnesotans filled the Minnesota Capitol rotunda Tuesday to rally against proposed state cuts to nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. Scott Wente / State Capitol Bureau

Minnesota nursing homes fight proposed cuts

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ST. PAUL - Mitch Jasper worries about the fate of his small town and others like it, if state lawmakers cut spending to nursing homes and other care facilities.

Nursing homes often are the largest employer in a small town, said Jasper, mayor of Jackson in southwestern Minnesota. He said rural towns cannot afford to see their nursing homes suffer financially or, in some cases, face closure.

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