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On hand for the official groundbreaking of Double H Thursday were soon-to-be residents, front from left, Mike Wheeler, Brian Christensen and Oscar Odland (not pictured, Travis Goose, who was at work), back, Heartland Homes board chair Patti Selbitschka, excavator Lenny Thelen, project manager Jenny Eischens, Jim Becker of Becker Construction, Heartland Homes treasurer Ed Novak, Heartland Homes executive director Curt Cannon, Mark Schik of Citizens National Bank, Double H coordinator Kelly Dudley, board m...

New Heartland Homes residence has groundbreaking in Park Rapids

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Ground was broken Thursday for a new Heartland Homes residence, to be designated the Double H.

Its soon-to-be residents arrived at the site on Western Avenue South to cheer the initiative.


Their current home, built in 1978, was intended for eight residents, with several small rooms, Heartland Homes executive director Curt Cannon explained. It was not designed for wheelchair use, but two of the current residents use them.

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