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Sanford expands AirMed program to Dickinson

Sanford Health announced recently it expects to expand its air ambulance service, Sanford AirMed, to Dickinson, N.D., this fall. The health care organization made the announcement following the closure of Spirit Lifeline, a Texas-based air ambulance that had been providing service to western North Dakota.

LRH, Barnesville clinics merge

The Barnesville (Minn.) Area Clinic and Lake Region Healthcare in Fergus Falls, Minn., announced July 15 plans to merge effective Sept. 1.

Construction begins on Watford City hospital

McKenzie County Healthcare Systems has begun building a 120,000-square-foot medical campus in Watford City, N.D.

Sanford hires Keith Urban, Band Perry for private concert in new Sioux Falls arena

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sanford Health will sponsor a private concert here for its employees featuring performances by country acts Keith Urban and The Band Perry.

Granite Falls to build nursing home

GRANITE FALLS, Minn. — A traditional groundbreaking ceremony was held Tuesday for a new 48-bed skilled nursing facility in Granite Falls, but don’t let the standard-issue hard hats and gold-colored shovels confuse.

Minn. personal care aides back statewide union

ST. PAUL - Government-subsidized personal care assistants — people who work with the elderly and disabled in their homes — have voted to form a union.

Aging boomers leaning more on home health aides

Aging boomers leaning more on home health aides

FARGO, N.D. - Roni Schoephoerster visits the Russell and Catherine Fitzgerald home in Dilworth, Minn., once a week.

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Medical professionals carefully embrace social media

ROCHESTER, Minn. - Social media has become ubiquitous as sites Facebook and Twitter allow users to stay in touch with friends and many others.

EB-5 questions factor in SD governor, Senate races

EB-5 questions factor in SD governor, Senate races

MITCHELL, S.D. - Mike Rounds has been steadfast in his defense of the EB-5 economic development/immigration program he championed during his two terms as governor. If his U.S. Senate opponents get their way, he might get more chances to defend the controversial program.

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Sanford aims to build 300 clinics in Ghana

Sanford aims to build 300 clinics in Ghana

FARGO, N.D. – Sanford Health is working with the government of Ghana to build 300 clinics in the African country by 2020 in the most ambitious project of its international clinic initiative.

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Bethesda to break ground on $21M project in Willmar

Bethesda to break ground on $21M project in Willmar

WILLMAR, Minn. — Ground will be officially broken Thursday for a $21 million project to expand the Bethesda Health and Housing campus.

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ND BCBS finances back in the black

ND BCBS finances back in the black

FARGO, N.D. – Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota finished the last quarter with net income of $27 million, rebounding from a loss of $80.7 million at the end of last year.

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Gaps in mental health care topic of legislative roundtable

Gaps in mental health care topic of legislative roundtable

WILLMAR, Minn. –– There are not enough beds, services or money to meet the staggering needs of adults suffering from chronic mental illness and not enough is being done to prevent children from spiraling into a mental health crisis, according to local mental health professionals who met Saturday in Willmar during a legislative roundtable.

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Medical students learn about working in state's small towns

WINNER, S.D. — Heather Walker didn't grow up in Winner, but she's starting to adjust to the dialect of ranchers from the area.

Thief River Falls psychiatric facility expands

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. - The Minnesota Department of Health has approved the expansion of an inpatient psychiatric facility at Sanford Thief River Falls from 10 to 16 beds.

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