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Published April 20, 2010, 02:24 PM

Family assistance center opens in Becker County

(WDAY TV) - There is new help for soldiers in Lakes Country. A new Family assistance center opened in Becker County. The nearest center was hours away in Bemidji.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

The center's located in the Becker County court house by Veteran's affairs. That state funded agency does not have access to some of the department of defense services offered to active duty soldiers and their families.

“I think we've really learned our lessons from past experiences about how soldiers and families maybe didn't get everything or have struggled to put all of those services together. Now we have a one stop shop.”

This is the first time in Minnesota, and possibly the country, to have a family assistance center outside of a National Guard armory.