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St. Joseph's Foundation welcomes Knudsen to board of directors

Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Foundation welcomes Valorie Knudsen to its board of directors.

Knudsen is the CFO of Cote Family Companies, Inc. A $30 million privately owned hospitality, real estate development and sales, golf course operations and property management company with headquarters in Nisswa.

St. Joseph’s Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center and Clinics. The mission is to raise and grant funds to promote the health and well-being of our patient community.

If you are interested in learning more about the foundation, serving on the board, making a donation or applying for a grant, contact Anderson at 218-828-7564 or

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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