Band building warehouse on Airport Road

 

January 5, 2024

Brady Slater

Pre-construction of the warehouse at the corner of Airport and Jolicouer roads was ongoing Tuesday, with excavators crawling all over the property. The warehouse, to be located on more than 20 acres owned by the Band, will be used to store medical and health care supplies.

Essentia Health isn't the only health care provider currently in the process of constructing a warehouse in Carlton County.

While not nearly as sprawling as the 163,000-square-foot hospital warehouse in Esko, the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa is building a warehouse at the corner of Airport and Jolicouer roads.

The 100-by-60-foot warehouse will serve the Band's nearby Min No Aya Win Human Services Center, and its assorted clinics, which provide medical, dental, behavioral health, social services and a pharmacy on the reservation.

"The clinics order volumes of supplies for all t...



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