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Published October 01, 2013, 08:44 AM

USDA providing loan for Bowman hospital project

DICKINSON, N.D. (AP) — The U.S. Agriculture Department is providing a $15 million loan to help build a new hospital and clinic in the southwestern North Dakota city of Bowman.

DICKINSON, N.D. (AP) — The U.S. Agriculture Department is providing a $15 million loan to help build a new hospital and clinic in the southwestern North Dakota city of Bowman.

The Dickinson Press reports that the low-interest loan represents more than half the cost of a project that is expected to have a price tag of $25 million and will include a new Southwest Healthcare Services facility for the growing community.

Jasper Schneider, state director for USDA Rural Development, says growth in southwestern North Dakota was a leading factor in the decision to approve money for the project. He says Southwest Healthcare has seen a growing demand for medical services in Bowman due to the oil boom and an aging population.

The project will replace existing Southwest Healthcare facilities.

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