Minneapolis Heart Institute in Baxter and Cuyuna Regional Medical Center opened the doors of their new clinic on Isle Drive last Wednesday.
The outpatient clinic is a partnership venture between Cuyuna Regional Medical Center (CRMC) of Crosby with Allina Health and Minneapolis Heart Institute (MHI) of Baxter.
The full-service cardiology clinic offers outpatient services and testing. Ground was broken for the clinic this past spring with the building growing with construction throughout the summer.
SAVE grocery in south Brainerd, just off Business Highway 371 near the Buffalo Hills intersection, closed on Dec. 7. The SAVE tobacco, liquor store and gas station will remain open.
Jeff Harrison, one of the owners of the SAVE enterprise based in Wadena, said closing the grocery store was a sign of the changing times with big box retailers all seemingly adding groceries from Costco to Wal-Mart, Target and even stores such as Menards.
“It’s a different market today,” Harrison said.
Harrison added the plan now is to redesign and reorganize the site with more about future plans likely in the early part of 2014.
Several people sent a note or called wanting to know how to reach New Pathways and its shelter in Brainerd for homeless families with children after the Dec. 8 Dispatch story. The phone number for the office is 454-0460 and more information is available via the website at www.newpathwaysmn.com.
In state news, Olympus Surgical Technologies America is breaking ground on a 100,000-square-foot research, development and manufacturing facility in Brooklyn Park. The project is expected to brink 365 jobs, including 100 newly created positions. Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development provided a $1 million forgivable loan for the project from its Minnesota Investment Fund with potentially other funding available for infrastructure improvements, the state reported. A ceremony was planned at the site on Friday.