Vinland Center breaks ground for expansion

Excavating equipment provides a place for guests to celebrate the June 27 ground breaking for Vinland National Center’s expansion project. Standing atop the CAT are (left to right) Vinland Chemical Health Case Manager Thomas Bryant; Tim Stoltman, of Larkin, Hoffman, Daly & Lindgren; Vinland Executive Director Mary Roehl; Erick Maki, of Bremer Bank and Vinland Board President Jerry Seck. Vinland Fitness and Wellness Manager Jeff Willert is hanging off the back in the black shirt. The building expansion will add 20 chemical health beds to Vinland’s existing 41-bed residential facility, located west of Loretto on the north side of Lake Independence. Vinland also will add a new kitchen and dining facility, an expanded therapeutic exercise facility, a new commons area, and meeting space. Larry R. Opelt, of Larry R. Opelt Architecture & Design is architect and Kraus-Anderson Construction Company is the general contractor for the project. (Photo courtesy of Vinland Center)