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From left, Richard Martin, representing the Minnesota Disabled American Veterans, Randy Benham of the Park Rapids Legion and Hubbard County Veterans Service Officer Greg Remus. Benham is one of the drivers.

New fleet for vets

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Three Ford Flex vehicles have been purchased to transport regional veterans to medical appointments at veterans facilities. Local and state vets groups raised $130,000 for the purchase of the vehicles, which will be stationed in Park Rapids, Bemidji and Wheatland. The funds also go to pay the cost of a dispatcher. Seven volunteer drivers have been lined up. Vets will be transported to the Fargo VA Wednesdays and Fridays for doctor appointments.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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