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Minnesota briefs: USDA invests $1.8 million to improve health care in rural areas

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October 24, 2022

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced this week it is awarding more than $1.8 million in grants to improve health care facilities in rural towns across Minnesota.

Luther Haven, a nursing facility that supports communities in and around Montevideo, is receiving a $950,000 grant to help recover revenue lost during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Other organizations or cities receiving grants include St. John's Lutheran Home in Albert Lea, $365,000 to recover lost revenue from the pandemic; Murray County Medical Center in Slayton, $196,000 to install two automated medication dispensing cabinets; the city of Graceville, $104,000 to purchase a new ambulance; Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center in Arlington, $98,000 to purchase personal protection supplies and help with staffing costs; Red Lake Falls Volunteer Ambulance Association, $62,000 to purchase a new ambulance; and Kittson Memorial Hospital in Hallock, $52,000 to renovate the clinic exam room and nurse's station.


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