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State to offer veterans, elderly and disabled a 'trip planner' to services

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ST. PAUL -- A federal grant will give rural Minnesota veterans, their families, disabled and elderly looking for rides to places like doctors' offices an easier way to line up transportation.

Administrator Peter Rogoff of the Federal Transit Administration made the announcement Wednesday in St. Paul, saying the Obama administration is giving Minnesota nearly $1.2 million of $34 million being distributed nationwide.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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