Excitement is Building Everyday at the Historic Butler Building!

The Butler Building offers unique venue options for community events, family reunions, spectacular weddings, corporate events... the list goes on and on. Below are highlighted events in the Aitkin community as well as featured events at the Butler Building. Stop by to visit our local businesses and see what is happening at the Butler Building!

Riverwood Reduces Avoidable Hospital Readmissions by 16 Percent

Working as part of a broad-based coalition of hospitals and care providers, Riverwood Healthcare Center has made progress in preventing avoidable hospital readmissions between Jan. 1, 2011 and Dec. 31, 2012. The hospital is participating in the RARE (Reducing Avoidable Readmissions Effectively) Campaign working to achieve the triple aim of


Chamber Business After Hours at the Butler Building

On Thursday, May 23, the Aitkin Chamber Business After Hours will be held in the historic Opera House at the Butler Building. Co-hosted by the Beanery, Giada’s and the Butler Building, it is your opportunity to network with your peers and see the progress that has been made. Featured will


Riverwood to Host CEO Retirement Celebration

Riverwood Healthcare Center is hosting a celebration for community members to wish Riverwood CEO Michael Hagen well in his retirement. Hagen will retire in early July after the next CEO, Chad Cooper, joins Riverwood on July 8. The public is invited to attend a reception on May 22, 5:30 to


Riverwood Healthcare Hires New CEO

The Riverwood Healthcare Center Governing Board of Directors has selected Chad Cooper as chief executive officer with an anticipated start date of July 1. Michael Hagen, current Riverwood CEO for the past 12 years, announced his retirement last fall. Cooper is an experienced and accomplished health care executive with 16


Riverwood doctor is 2013 MN Family Physician of the Year

Dr. Don Hughes, family physician at Riverwood, will be accepting the Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians’ (MAFP) annual award for “2013 Minnesota Family Physician of the Year” on April 18 in St. Paul. Below is a link to the news release prepared by MAFP. The Aitkin Age is printing


Riverwood Welcomes New Board Member

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to announce the election of Tom Lundberg to Riverwood’s Governing Board of Directors. He fills the position vacated by Robert Lewis, who served on Riverwood’s board for nine years from 2004 through2012. “As a life-long resident, Tom’s knowledge of Aitkin and area communities is a


Riverwood Welcomes New Board Member

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Chad Gross to Riverwood’s Governing Board of Directors. Gross started his career in banking. He worked as a teller and personal banker at Bremer Bank in St. Cloud during college. After graduating from college, he worked for Citizen’s Savings Bank


First 2013 Baby Born at Riverwood

It’s a boy! Isaiah William Brausen Alvar was born to parents Kathleen Brausen Alvar and Seth Alvar of Isle on Jan. 4 at 6:38 p.m. at Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin. Weighing 7 lbs., 3 oz., and 20 inches long, he was delivered by Dr. Don Hughes. Seth Alvar is