ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton’s administration has expanded a toll-free hotline for seniors beyond answering questions about health insurance and long-term care services.

Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon unveiled the new Senior LinkAge Line on Thursday at the Minnesota State Fair in Falcon Heights.

The service operated by the Minnesota Board on Aging can now field questions about all government services and plans to add information on volunteering and job openings soon. Operators can connect callers to representatives from all state agencies.

Prettner Solon says the changes respond to concerns she and Dayton heard from seniors while campaigning last year. She says they wanted a better way to navigate government.

The Senior LinkAge Line phone number is 1-800-333-2433. The service is also accessible through an online chat line at

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Comments (4)
  1. Mr Tudball says:

    Republicans are outraged. Senior citizens should fend for themselves, d@mmit!!

  2. Billy Bob Has Guns says:

    His time could be better spent! Liberals are outraged that the state doesnt just send govt workers to the elderys homes to sign them up. And Republicans are outraged that the rich are paying for phone calls……the independents are reloading…..

  3. me says:

    Mr Turd
    I didn’t see that information in this report. Please explain when you got such good & truthful information,

  4. markH says:

    I tip my hat to anyone who makes their living by spending 40 hour weeks talking to the elderly by phone: “What did you say dear”…”I asked your name”…”What?”…I asked your name”…”What?”….click.

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