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Nursing home finances improve but still weak

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The St. Croix Health Center nursing home continues to run at near maximum capacity, but Administrator Jack Williams said the overall financial picture remains worrisome.

Since the nursing home reduced its 72-bed facility to 50 beds last year, the county-owned operation has had occupancy numbers between 48 and 50, Williams told the St. Croix County Health and Human Services Board at its regular meeting Monday.

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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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