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Heidi Roiland was recently hired as the business manager of the Morris Sun Tribune. Roiland is originally from Appleton, Minn., but has been a resident of the Morris area for more than 20 years. She brings several years of accounting experience to her position.

This month, Alissa Melberg was promoted to full-time circulation director for the newspaper. Melberg has been with the Morris Sun Tribune since August. Melberg is a life-long Morris resident who graduated from Morris Area High School and the University of Minnesota, Morris with a B.A. in financial management.  

Knute Nelson was featured at the AgeTech West Conference this month in San Jose, Calif. The conference demonstrated how GrandCare technology, and Knute Nelson as a provider, are using digital health tools to help keep individuals living independently in their homes.

The Knute Nelson Foundation was awarded two separate grants from the Blandin Foundation and the Minnesota Department of Human Services to introduce GrandCare technologies to palliative care and hospice patients throughout a 25-county region where Knute Nelson serves.

GrandCare is an all-in-one, in-home monitoring and sensor technology that enhances direct patient care to promote aging in place. Using a small, touch screen monitor placed in a patient’s home, both patients and their families are able to access resources on topics such as health and wellness, bereavement and chronic disease education.