Saint Michael Wellness Center was previously associated with Mission School, which was constructed in the 1880s. In the 1980s, the building was used as the bingo hall for the Spirit Lake Casino. Spirit Lake Nation plans to renovate and reopen the wellness center for the well-being of the community.
In 2022, A Targeted Brownfields Assessment (TBA) Phase II Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) was conducted at 13 residential units, and two community buildings located on the Spirit Lake Reservation in Benson County, North Dakota. The Spirit Lake Nation requested the TBA to evaluate homes for presence of regulated asbestos-containing material (ACM), lead-based paint (LBP), mold, and methamphetamine residue from usage or manufacture. In addition, the survey included indoor air sampling in the Wellness Center basement and first floor. Indoor air sampling was conducted at the Wellness Center because of the presence of several historical tanks and boilers from past use as a bus barn for the Catholic mission boarding school. ACM was found in the building materials of the Wellness Center.