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Lawmaker wants special session to address nursing home funding

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A northwestern Minnesota state representative wants Gov. Tim Pawlenty to call a special legislative session to increase nursing home funding.

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There is no indication that will happen, but Rep. Kent Eken, DFL-Twin Valley, said it should be a priority.

"The final (health care) bill signed by the governor did not even provide enough to cover inflation for our struggling nursing homes," Eken said.

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