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Groundbreaking Ceremonies held for 4 new major projects in Red Lake and Ponemah

RED LAKE - A Groundbreaking Ceremony was held at noon on Monday, April 30, 2018 for the new Red Lake Dialysis Center, the Red Lake Chemical Dependency Treatment Center and the Red Lake Fire Department at the Red Lake Hospital Field. At 2 PM another Groundbreaking Ceremony was scheduled to take place in Ponemah for their new Fire Hall.

The new state of the art Dialysis Center will be constructed next to the hospital, connected by way of a corridor. It is designed to provide approximately 10 jobs along with additional revenue for the Band. The Tribe will partner with the University of North Dakota to hire a dialysis doctor to oversee and administrate operation of the facility. The estimated cost of the project is $3 million.

Equipment for the center was funded by the United States Department of Agriculture - Rural Development Program.

The new Red Lake Nation Chemical Dependency Treatment Center will be a 20,136 square feet facility, designed to provide 16 beds, and serve both men and women. The facility will consist of the following: 16 beds/rooms for clients, two large circular therapy/group rooms, Fitness Room, Craft Room, Office Space, Intake/assessment Room, a Small Theatre Room, Two Living Rooms, Dining Room, Kitchen and Shower and Sauna Rooms

Red Lake received funding from the United States Department of Agriculture – Rural Development Program for its construction, which will be bout $5 million.

The new $2.8 million Red Lake Fire Hall will have four stalls for fire trucks, four smaller stalls for other vehicles, a training room, gear room, offices for dispatch, fire chief and assistant, and fitness room.

Ponemah's Fire Hall will have one stall for their fire truck, a training room, gear room, and office space for the fire chief and assistant. Comprehensive Health will also provide garage space for six transportation vehicles, four bays for the ambulance center and a fitness room. The cost of construction is about $2.9 million.

Construction is scheduled to begin in mid-May and take about 9 months to complete.


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