Stimulus helps finance Fridley Medical Center

[Star Tribune, December 27, 2009] A groundbreaking type of funding is giving a boost to the new Fridley Medical Center, where construction began this month. Under $17 million in new bonding authority it received through the federal stimulus package, Anoka County will in effect transfer some of its bonding, or borrowing, power to the companies behind the $14 million project.

The new facility will house MultiCare professionals in family, internal, pediatric, OB/GYN, occupational health, orthopedics, surgery and nutrition services; Minnesota Oncology and Allina's Virginia Piper Cancer Institute; a pharmacy; therapy and pain services, and more. Read the whole story at

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