Knife River Care Center

About Us

Our Mission

We are dedicated to provide the best home for our present and future residents and to safeguard and preserve the dignity of the residents and their families.

Excellence is our standard, and we will make every effort to always provide the tools and support the staff needs to do their jobs.

We will persist on being better tomorrow and every day thereafter. Leading the way to a new culture change, we will work boldly to become a world-class organization.

Board of Directors

Knife River Care Center is governed by a Board of Directors, which consists of seven individuals from the region. The directors are elected by the membership. The board monitors the management of the business and property of the nursing home.

  • President – Darrold Bertsch
  • Vice President – Bruce Mohl
  • Secretary – Leanne Stiefel
  • Bonnie Knell
  • Bonnie Krause
  • Gary Emter
  • Jessica Unruh Bell


The Beulah Community Nursing Home (BCNH) was incorporated in 1962 to provide skilled care to the aged. The original home had 22 beds. In 1964, an additional 20 beds were added. The demands for additional beds continued, so a further expansion was considered in the 1970’s. A merger with the Rev. Jochim Memorial Home, a basic care facility serving the Beulah area since 1948, was completed in 1981. The merger was coupled with an expansion project that provided the community with a 90-bed facility. For the first time, Basic Care, Intermediate Care and Skilled Care levels were provided in one convenient location.

An additional remodeling project was finished in 1990. Since that time, the facility has provided 85 skilled nursing care beds. The name of the Beulah Community Nursing Home was changed in 1996 to Knife River Care Center. This name better reflects the service region of the facility.

The Groundbreaking Ceremony for the new facility was held April 21, 2006. Construction continued on the new building with an approximate completion date of July 1, 2007. After a few delays the new facility was completed in the fall/winter of 2007 and Moving Day was January 26, 2008.

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