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RELEASE: Iron Range nursing homes benefiting from $173 million in new state funding

Wednesday, August 2, 2023

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – State Representative Dave Lislegard (DFL – Aurora) announced that on Aug. 1, local nursing homes received a significant amount of new state funding as part of a bipartisan agreement to stabilize a sector of the economy that is facing financial hardship. 

“We rely on nursing homes to provide consistent, high-quality care for our loved ones, but in recent years, they have faced increasing challenges, and many have made the difficult decision to close their doors,” Rep. Lislegard said. “I am proud that we were able to work together this session to provide this much-needed infusion of resources, including to facilities that do great work here on the Iron Range, so that nursing homes and their dedicated staff can continue to provide the care that older Minnesotans deserve.”

Of these initial investments, $1.44 million has been delivered to nursing homes in Rep. Lislegard’s district including:

  • $178,772 to Essentia Health Northern Pines in Aurora
  • $198,855 to Cornerstone Villa in Buhl
  • $243,037 to Heritage Manor to Chisholm
  • $273,161 to The Waterview Woods in Eveleth
  • $267,136 to Essentia Health-Virginia Care Center in Virginia
  • $279,185 to The Waterview Pines in Virginia

Nursing homes in the region will receive another significant one-time payment on Aug. 1, 2024.