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A long-awaited expansion and renovation will start this fall at Rice Care Center on Willmar Avenue Southwest. Over the next four years, $5.5 million will be invested in building a new short-term stay wing and renovating the existing nursing home. Tribune photo by Anne Polta

$5.5 million expansion and renovation project set to begin later in the year at Rice Care Center


WILLMAR -- The first shovelful of dirt will be turned late this fall for a long-awaited $5.5 million expansion at the Rice Care Center.

Over the next four years, the skilled nursing facility will be enlarged and renovated to enhance its ability to provide sub-acute and long-term care to an aging population.

Rice officials said the project is one that's needed in the community.

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Anne Polta

Anne Polta covers health care, business/economic development and general assignment. Her HealthBeat blog can be found at Follow her on Twitter at @AnnePolta.

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