U.S. Senator Tina Smith (left) talks about the tomato plants John Schoep is growing in the raised garden at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne. Smith stopped at the facility Wednesday afternoon, May 29, to view the facility that will celebrate its 25th anniversary June 7.

Senator brings early anniversary wishes to Luverne vets home

U.S. Senator Tina Smith toured the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne for the first time May 30 as part of a “Rural Economy Tour” of southwest Minnesota.

Smith briefly addressed the crowd at the veterans home as a Memorial Day Service was wrapping up.

She has served as senator since 2018, after serving as the state’s lieutenant governor for five years.


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