EDA approves mortgage move for Saint Peter Food Co-op to allow for renovation

By |2018-08-23T15:45:16-05:00August 23rd, 2018|

Saint Peter's Economic Development Authority signed off Thursday afternoon on refinancing that will allow for a nearly half-million dollar renovation of the St. Peter Food Co-op on Highway 169. Community Development Director Russ Wille says the improvements were prompted by changes in the industry.  "Their bulk sales are down, their deli sales are way up and their produce sales are way up. So, they're going to be doing a largely interior remodeling to expand the deli to increase the flow within the deli department. They're going to increase the size of their produce department. Then, because the millennials aren't necessarily buying bulk [...]

River’s Edge given approval for $1.6M worth of upgrades as it continues expansion and renovation

By |2018-07-10T11:54:22-05:00July 10th, 2018|

The Saint Peter City Council has signed off on seven various purchases totaling over 1.6-million dollars as part of the River's Edge Hospital expansion. "You don't get a lot of chances to do this and when it doesn't go well, it costs you lots of money later," said City Administrator Todd Prafke. "So, let's try and do it right the first time. Let's be methodical and thoughtful, and we have so many people that are so passionate about wanting to make this thing really be all that it can be for our community." Saint Peter City Administrator, Todd Prafke. Hospital [...]

$500,000 renovation of MSU’s Ted Paul Theatre to begin on July 2

By |2018-06-19T15:43:20-05:00June 19th, 2018|

MSU's Ted Paul Theatre will undergo a renovation this summer using a half-million dollars in private funding to improve accessibility and make the experience of catching a show more comfortable. Construction starts on July 2, the day after the final show of the musical "Shrek". Photo courtesy of MSU Theatre. Director of MSU Theatre Dr. Paul Hustoles says the theatre currently has 531 seats. "We now have what's called the luxury package. Every seat is gonna be wider, it's gonna be taller. There's gonna be lumbar support. What we're doing is we're going down to 479 seats. But because [...]

Entrance to Emergency Department at River’s Edge in Saint Peter to move next week

By |2018-05-29T13:43:16-05:00May 29th, 2018|

On Thursday, June 7 the entrance to the Emergency Department at River's Edge Hospital in Saint Peter will be moving from the east side of the building to the north side. Initial stages of construction are underway after Officials broke ground on the 33.8-million dollar expansion and renovation earlier this month. The entrance change will be in place for the next year while the new Emergency Department is being constructed. River’s Edge CEO George Rohrich says they plan to open the new Emergency Department and Urgent Care facilities in June of 2019. "They’ll be building the pads and putting down the [...]

Officials break ground on expansion and renovation at River’s Edge in Saint Peter

By |2018-05-15T13:59:57-05:00May 15th, 2018|

Construction is officially underway on the 33.8-million dollar expansion and renovation of River's Edge Hospital and Clinic in Saint Peter. Officials broke ground on Tuesday morning at the site that will see a major overhaul. Saint Peter received a USDA Rural Development loan for the project that will add new beds, operating rooms and a new entrance. USDA State Director Brad Finstad says the project is needed and that economic development opportunities lie within a good healthcare system. "We can't be a bunch of communities of left out healthcare. You know we can't tell our people, drive 50, 80, 100, 200 miles [...]

Hentges says Franklin Rogers Park renovation should be done by MoonDogs home opener

By |2018-04-12T15:08:58-05:00April 12th, 2018|

The nearly 3.2-million dollar renovation of Franklin Rogers Park is coming together, but just in the nick of time for the Mankato MoonDogs season. Major upgrades include new dugouts, locker room, expanded concessions and new seating on a berm located down the right field line. The last piece of the project will be installing the turf playing surface, according to Mankato City Manager Pat Hentges. "Everything is prepped for the artificial surface, but it'll take them a couple of weeks to get it in. But, it's going to be tight. I don't foresee us, with the weather conditions the way it [...]

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