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Clinton Romesha, center, retired Army staff sgt. and Medal of Honor recipient, listens to Congressman Kevin Cramer during Cramer's Veteran's Advisory Board meeting regarding veterans health access issues in Devils Lake Monday. At left is Russell "Rusty" Ouart, a Purple Heart recipient and board member. photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

Distance, access to records hinder medical care, say veterans, congressman

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DEVILS LAKE — Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., vowed Monday to work toward making the proposed 40-mile rule — legislation intended to ease long waiting lists for veterans seeking medical care in some parts of the country — relevant to North Dakotans.


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Kevin Bonham
Kevin Bonham covers regional news, mostly from northeast North Dakota, for the Grand Forks Herald. A North Dakota native who grew up in Mandan and Dickinson, he has been a reporter or an editor with the Herald and Forum Communications for more than 30 years. Find his articles at: He welcomes story ideas via email,, or by phone, (701) 780-1110.  
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