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Report Summary
Minnesota Veterans Home – Fergus Falls
Internal Control and Compliance Audit


Financial Audit Division Report 08-17 Released July 31, 2008


The Minnesota Veterans Home – Fergus Falls had adequate internal controls to ensure that it safeguarded receipts and other assets, accurately paid employees and vendors in accordance with management’s authorization, produced reliable financial information, and complied with finance-related legal requirements. For the items tested, the home complied with finance-related legal requirements over its financial activities.

Audit Objectives and Scope

ObjectivesPeriod Audited
  • Internal Controls
  • Compliance
July 1, 2004, through June 30, 2007
Programs Audited
  • Payroll and Other Administrative Expenditures   
  • Resident Trust Accounts
  • Cost of Care
  • Gifts and Donations


The Minnesota Veterans Home – Fergus Falls operates as a skilled nursing care facility for eligible veterans. The home has the capacity for 85 residents. The home receives General Fund appropriations for its operations, which are recorded in a Special Revenue Fund account established specifically for the home. The home also collects receipts for the cost of care of its residents, deposits those receipts in the operations account, and uses them for operations.

More Information

Office of the Legislative Auditor, Room 140, 658 Cedar St., St. Paul, MN 55155 : or 651‑296‑4708