NORTH PLATTE, Neb. -- The North Platte City Council has approved committing $4 million toward the city's bid to land the new state veterans home. The council voted unanimously on Tuesday night to grant the funding request from the North Platte Chamber and Development Corp. At stake is the $120 million replacement for the aging Grand Island Veterans Home. The state will be considering proposals from four cities that wish to host the replacement home, a 225-bed facility that will be called the Central Nebraska Veterans Home. In addition to North Platte, the cities in the running are Grand Island, Hastings and Kearney.
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