There’s a new scam out there, preying on veterans who are making decisions about their medical care. The Veterans Choice Program (VCP) is an initiative of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The program allows certain eligible vets to use approved health care providers who are outside of the VA system. Veterans or families can call the VCP’s toll-free number to verify their eligibility for the program.
Lonsdale family loses home in fire
A Lonsdale family has lost their home after a fire broke out Saturday morning. The Rice County Sheriff’s department was notified of a garage fire at 11840 Falls Trail before noon. When Lonsdale fire and deputies arrived, the fire has spread to the home. According to the press release, the family made it out of the home with only minor smoke inhalation, which they were treated for at the scene. The fire is under investigation by the Sheriff’s Department but, based on evidence at the scene, appears to be accidental started by a space heater in the garage. Northfield, Montgomery and Faribault Fire assisted Lonsdale. The home and garage, owned by the Allen Ross family, is a complete loss. [Read more…] about Today’s news update – Lonsdale family loses home in fire; Communication is “phenomenal” says Dunn; Representative Bly says healthcare top priority
By: Minnesota State Senator Kevin Dahle
St. Paul, Minn.— Senator Kevin Dahle (DFL-Northfield) joined a growing list of legislators as he voiced
his support for a special session to address the rising cost of health insurance premiums in Minnesota.
Dahle and many other Senate Democrats have called for Governor Dayton to bring the legislature back in
order to reconsider the solutions they introduced during the regular session. Senate DFL leaders have
highlighted eight separate bills designed to decrease healthcare costs that members of the caucus
introduced in previous years. None of the eight bills received consideration by the Republican-controlled
House of Representatives.
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