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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 http://www.minnesotahelp.info.

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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