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Preston, MN (KROC-AM News) - A groundbreaking celebration is planned Monday morning in Preston for the new Preston Veterans Home.

The event is scheduled to begin at 10 AM and will include speeches by Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Larry Herke and other members of the state agency, along with local officials and business leaders. The $35 million project is being financed with a mix of federal, state, and private funding. 65-percent of the funding is being provided by the federal government.

Photo from Department of Veteran Affairs

The almost 60,000 square-foot facility will have 54 housing units and is expected to be completed by the spring of 2023. Officials have said that veterans would likely begin moving into the new Veterans Home within 6 to 12 months of its completion. The facility is expected to create approximately 100 new jobs.

Two other State Veterans Homes are being constructed in Bemidji and Montevideo. They are completed, there will be a total of eight of the facilities in Minnesota.

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