New Hinckley Community Center is Taking Shape


A new community center adjacent to Grand Casino Hinckley and Mille Lacs Band housing projects is scheduled to open this fall, about a year after ground was broken.

Community Development planners and a local committee have been working to choose furnishings for the building, which will include classrooms, meeting spaces, a fitness and boxing complex, an indoor track, and a large gymnasium.

Commissioner of Community Development Percy Benjamin toured the facility on May 3 with Planning Director Mike Moilanen, Project Manager Ryan Jendro, Fitness Coordinator Bobby Anderson, Department of Athletic Regulation Director Matt Roberson, District III Band member Kate Davis and others.

Surveys will be presented at the upcoming District III Community Meetings and Executive Branch meetings to gather Band members’ input on operation of the new facility.