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County nursing home future uncertain after vote to cut tax subsidy $320,813

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The St. Croix County Health Center's nursing home was making good progress on its five-year strategic plan.

In the first year since implementing that plan, the nursing home had weaned itself off its county levy support to the tune of 35 percent.


The previous year, county taxpayers helped subsidize the nursing home operation by about $1 million. This year that subsidy dropped to about $640,000.

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Jeff Holmquist
Jeff Holmquist has been managing editor of the New Richmond News since 2004. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and business administration from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. He has previously worked as editor in Wadena, Minn.; Detroit Lakes, Minn.; Hutchinson, Minn.; and Bloomington, Minn. He also was previously owner of the Osceola Sun, Stillwater Courier and Scandia Messenger along with his wife. Together they previously founded and published The Old Times newspaper for antiques and collectibles collectors; and Up!, a Christian magazine of hope and encouragement.
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