By Kari Hould
PCN Staff 

Hi-Line Retirement Center Announces Closure


August 24, 2022

HLRC Administrator Duane Murray announced the closure of Malta's nursing home facility due to low census, regulations, and a $25,000 deficit every month. The facility must move its residents within a 60 to 90 day period. Photo by Pierre Bibbs.

A relatively quiet audience, hopeful of getting some clear, concise answers, filled the dining room at the Hi-Line Retirement Center last Wednesday. Amid rumors and speculation, a captive audience waiting for the word.

Duane Murray, Administrator of the HLRC (formerly the Good Samaritan Center), addressed the families, workers and friends gathered after Chaplain Rick Mikkelson provided a prayer and scripture.

However, the "word" wasn't what those in attendance were hoping for.

Murray first played a recording from KRTV citing the crisis across Montana that has led to the closing or pending...

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