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Heavy equipment is pictured Wednesday at the site of the new Rice Care Center addition in Willmar. A groundbreaking ceremony was held indoors due to the weather. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

Rice Care Center breaks ground for major $2.9 million addition


WILLMAR -- It took the sight of earth-moving equipment outside the Rice Care Center Monday morning for the nursing home's staff to believe a long-awaited construction project was finally under way.

"This is a dream come true," said Diane Hagedorn, director of nursing. "Everybody's excited about this."

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Anne Polta

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