(various) -- A new Veterans Home in Montevideo is one of the projects lawmakers heard a pitch for this week as the Minnesota Senate bonding committee toured southwest and south-central Minnesota. Lead Republican on the panel is Rochester Senator Dave Senjem. He says the Montevideo community would get behind the project and make it work. The group will be in northwestern Minnesota at the end of the month, hearing about projects seeking state bonding dollars. They'll be in southeastern Minnesota in early December.