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$43 million veterans home dedicated in Hot Springs

HOT SPRINGS, S.D. (AP) -- The South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs has dedicated the newly constructed Michael J. Fitzmaurice Veterans Home in Hot Springs.

HOT SPRINGS, S.D. (AP) - The South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs has dedicated the newly constructed Michael J. Fitzmaurice Veterans Home in Hot Springs.

Officials including Lt. Gov. Matt Michels and state Veterans Affairs Secretary Larry Zimmerman gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday.

The two-story, $43 million building has 76 skilled nursing beds and 24 independent living rooms.

Residents have access to physical therapy, speech therapy, fitness, recreation, workshops and an auditorium. Community space in the center of the building on the main floor includes a chapel, cafeteria, postal service, pharmacy, barber shop and community room.

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