Groundbreaking for dialysis center
Area "dignitaries" arrived Monday morning for the DaVita Dialysis Center's official groundbreaking, to be located at 705 Park Ave. South. Plans call for the dialysis center to be open May 15, according to nephrologist Dr. Jeffrey Skogen. The center will add five to seven jobs, with room for expansion. The move was driven by the length of time required for dialysis - up to five hours - and frequency - three times a week. The "dirt tossers" include, from left, Katie Magozzi, Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce; Marty Peterson, Hubbard County Regional Economic Development Commission; Dick Devine, Hubbard County Commission; Nancy Carroll, Park Rapids mayor; Dr. Mahendra Gupta, SDG Properties II, LLC; Dr. Skogen, SDG Properties II, LLC; Pat Mikesh, Park Rapids City Council; Rohit Shah, Design Options; Daryl Bachmeier, Artekta; and Douglas Boser and Ryan Trosdahl, both of Boser Construction.