Heritage House of Kimball, owned by the same group as several other Heritage House facilities in Minnesota, was set to expand their assisted living facility in 2009. The plan was to add assisted living apartments to the north of the existing building. The city gave approval, and set up a TIF (Tax Increment Financing) district.
That was just about the time the recession hit. Financing for the project evaporated, and the plans have been sitting on a shelf. Until now.
Heritage House hopes to break ground July 1. The expansion would add additional 10-14 employees and provide a number of 1- and 2-bedroom apartments, a new kitchen and dining area, a fireside lounge, beauty shop, and a guest unit.
The project again has the Kimball City Council’s full approval thus far.
The year was 1974. Eric and Connie Netter began a small business called Dispatch Welding & Amp, Erectors (later changed to Electrical Builders, Inc.), out of their home near Beaver Lake, just north of Kimball.
Today, Electrical Builders is one of the nation’s leading high-power conductor service providers. It provides services in industrial electrical construction, power plant
maintenance including servicing 60 percent of the domestic nuclear fleet and more than 3,000 projects at fossil, hydro and solar plants from coast to coast. EBI also works with many of the leading utilities including Exelon, Entergy, MidAmerican Energy, Midwest Generation, Phillips 66, Progress Energy, Xcel Energy, GRE, MN Power/Allete and PG&E.
The first in a series of Cafés is scheduled at the Dassel History Center, 901 1st St. N., Sunday, Feb. 23, 2 p.m. These Cafés will be friendly get-togethers to discuss a particular topic with a little something to eat and drink. The first gathering will be a Science Café with the topic “What in all the world is the world made of?” The discussion will be led by the natural history advisor at the Center, Dr. Aaron Moen, Professor Emeritus, Cornell University, Ithaca. New York. He is the author of more than 100 scienfic publications and several books. “The simplicity of the answer may surprise you,” Moen said. Come to enjoy an hour or two of fun and fellowship with friends in a historical setting while considering a fundamental question about the world we live in!
Last year was the first year we created a “Progress Issue.” It used to be a “Business” special section, done each spring. Now it’s a “Progress Issue,” focusing on all the community changes during the past year.
We’ve been working on it for awhile now, and it’s a lot of work. It is always amazing to consider how much business activity there is in the small towns that make up our communities. All four cities (Eden Valley, Watkins,
Kimball, and South Haven) have been very busy in the past year or two as well. Very busy.
We need your help here, too. If your business or organization has had a major accomplishment or change in the past year, please let us know about it.
The Kimball Area Chamber of Commerce will host their annual Business & Community Expo Saturday, April 5, from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at Kimball Area High School.
There are 12 spots for crafters in the Expo. Set-up is Friday evening. Cost is $25, and you must provide your own table or display set-up. Deadline is March 1.
If interested, please call Chris at (320) 398-5231.