November 2012: Around the State

KKR to Develop Housing in Williston

KKR & Co. has announced plans to develop a housing community in Williston. The company has teamed with Pfeffer Capital Advisers LP and CP Realty LLC to invest up to $150 million in the project. The development will cover 164 acres, including as many as 810 apartments and 737 single-family homes providing housing for over 3,000 people.

Mercy Medical Center Seeks Input on Community Health Needs

Mercy Medical Center (MMC), in an effort to determine the health needs of the community, will survey Williston area residents for approximately four-weeks. The survey is part of a community health needs assessment initiated by MMC. The Center for Rural Health at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences is assisting in conducting the assessments. Surveys will be distributed in a number of ways or residents can log onto or calling 701.774.7483.

St. Alexius Rehabilitation Unit Receives Accreditation

St. Alexius Medical Center’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit has been accredited for three years by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). The unit was first accredited by CARF in 1991 and represents the highest level of accreditation. In order to receive the status, St. Alexius went through both a peer review process and an on-site visit.

North Dakota Research Team Develops Bulimia Treatment

A research team at the Neuropsychiatric Research Institute (NRI) in Fargo has developed a successful bulimia nervosa therapy. The therapy was developed over a period of more than 10 years and is a collaboration between the University of North Dakota, University of Minnestoa, University of Wisconsin, Neuropsychiatric Research Institute and Sanford Health. The treatment is psychological in nature and focuses on eating and emotion related behavior.

Minot Approves Downtown Redevelopment Project

The Minot City Council has voted to approve $3 million of MAGIC Funding to support two downtown parking ramps. The ramps are part of Phase 1 of the “Imagine Minot” downtown redevelopment project. The request was submitted by the Minot Area Development Corporation (MADC). Phase 1 of the redevelopment process moves downtown Minot toward a live-work-play center with a mix of uses all within walking distance of each other. MADC is also looking to inject $122 million of its own dollars into the downtown redevelopment project.

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