Flathead County may soon be home to a cutting-edge treatment center for folks with eating disorders. The Kalispell city council approved an annexation request and conditional use permit for the North Star Institute.

The center would be built off Highway 93, north of downtown, and would hold 20 beds. Planners say it may bring up to 16 jobs to the Valley, and if the plan goes through, the center would be one of just a few like it in the West.