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Representatives Pryor and Kotyza Witthuhn celebrate funding for nursing homes in the Southwest Metro

Thursday, August 3, 2023

St. Paul, MN – On August 1, State Representatives Laurie Pryor (DFL – Minnetonka) and Carlie Kotyza Witthuhn (DFL – Eden Prairie) said local nursing homes received a significant amount of new state funding as part of a bipartisan agreement to stabilize a sector of the economy facing financial hardship. 

“It is vitally important we help nursing homes navigate difficult financial times,” said Rep. Laurie Pryor. “I was pleased we passed this record funding to invest in our local facilities, and the workers who care for our loved ones.”

“Ensuring the employees and residents of our care facilities have proper tools and resources to operate is vital,” said Rep. Kotyza-Witthuhn. “I’m incredibly proud to have secured this funding to support our friends and neighbors who live and work in these homes here in Eden Prairie.” 

Of these initial investments, $411,767 has been delivered to nursing homes in Rep. Pryor’s and Rep. Kotyza-Witthuhn’s districts on August 1, including:

  • $257,094 to Flagstone in Eden Prairie
  • $154,673 to Lake Minnetonka Care Center/Hope Springs of Minnetonka

Facilities will also receive another significant one-time payment of the same amount on Aug. 1, 2024.