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This Feb. 12 photo shows the Veterans Affairs Black Hills Health Care System in Hot Springs formerly the Battle Mountain Sanitarium. The facility is one of the Veterans Affairs medical centers mentioned in a report released Thursday by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The group says the VA wants to close the campus and move its operations 60 miles away to Rapid City, leaving the future of the historic 105-year-old building in question. (AP Photo/Benjamin Brayfield)

Report: VA fails to protect historic buildings

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By Carson Walker

SIOUX FALLS — A preservation group’s study of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ properties found that the agency often ignores federal law regarding historic buildings and wastes taxpayer money by erecting new facilities instead of fixing up the old ones, some of which date to the Civil War.

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