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The familiar canopy is gone from the front entrance of the Rice Care Center as construction proceeds on the final phase of a four-year project to renovate the nursing home and create a new short-term stay unit. The old canopy will be replaced by a new and larger canopy and the driveway will be relocated farther out. Tribune photo by Anne Polta

Rice Care project enters final phase: 4 years of continuous construction

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WILLMAR — The familiar canopy at the front entrance to the Rice Care Center is gone and the parking area turned into a field of gravel.


The changes are among the outward signs that the final phase is underway of a project to upgrade the aging long-term care facility and create a new short-stay unit.

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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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