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Renovating for Veterans

News Release at Fox 9 News:

ANOKA, Minn. (KMSP) – Once shuttered and on the list to be torn down, historic cottages in Anoka are now home to veterans and their families, still healing from the silent wounds of war. A community of volunteers made it all possible.

Veterans are now moving into the first of three cottages being renovated on the grounds of the old Anoka State Hospital.

In the early 1900s, they were known as Minnesota’s first asylum for the insane. They sat dark and vacant for decades, home to only dust, mold, and graffiti. After a lengthy and passionate fight over the land, they’ll now serve a new purpose: providing a place for veterans to heal with honor.Read Full Article

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