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Construction on Building Expansion to Begin Immediately

Vinland Center is excited to announce that financing for its building expansion project has been finalized and construction will begin immediately.

“We have been working very hard for the last few years to make this expansion a reality, and I am very excited to begin construction,” said Mary Roehl, Vinland’s executive director. “The building expansion will provide us with the much needed space to continue expanding our programming, which is in high demand.”


The building expansion will add 20 chemical health beds to Vinland’s existing 41-bed residential facility in Loretto, Minnesota. Vinland will also add a new kitchen and dining facility, an expanded therapeutic exercise facility, a new commons area, and additional meeting space. The expansion will more than double the square footage at Vinland’s main campus.

With the addition of more physical space at the main campus, Vinland will be able to:

  • Provide more conventional treatment and complementary care services to its clients.
  • Let community partners (such as social service agencies, courts, healthcare providers, and county administrators) know they can rely on Vinland to have beds available when needed.
  • Expand capacity to serve more women and change the ratio of male/female beds as necessary.
  • Offer more mental health services to its clients.

Larry R. Opelt from Larry R. Opelt Architecture & Design is the architect for the project. The City of Independence issued a tax exempt bond allowing Vinland to receive financing through Bremer Bank. Kraus-Anderson Construction Company is the general contractor for this project.

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