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Lieutenant governor addresses long-term care crunch


While nothing will completely ease the pain of someone who’s lost a loved one, having a plan in advance helps. That’s the contention of Minnesota Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon, who is working to encourage Minnesotans to make long-term care plans for themselves and their families.

Solon, 66, lost her husband, then-Sen. Sam Solon, DFL-Duluth, 11 years ago after he was diagnosed with cancer and died a few months later.

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Mike O'Rourke
Mike O'Rourke began his career at the Brainerd Dispatch in 1978 as a general assignment reporter. He was named city editor in 1981 and associate editor in 1999. He covers politics and writes features and editorials.
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