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Retaliation Probe At Hastings Vets Home

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By Telly Mamayek, NewsRadio 830 WCCO

HASTINGS, Minn. (WCCO) – Two administrators at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Hastings are on paid leave and one person has been fired amid allegations of retaliation against patients.

Sen. Al Franken received letters from relatives of patients who feared retaliation if they complained about care at the facility.

He alerted the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs, which took the disciplinary action pending the outcome of the investigation.

“I really commend Deputy Commissioner [Gilbert] Acevedo for taking action here,” said Franken.

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Franken called the allegations “shocking.”

“We need to honor our vets every day all year and part of that is making sure they have the care they deserve when they get older,” said Franken.

One-hundred-seventy veterans live at the home in Hastings, where they receive medical care and rehabilitation therapy.

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