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ND House passes bill that could spoil health insurance deal with Sanford

BISMARCK – House lawmakers passed a bill Thursday that could spoil a recently signed deal with Sanford Health Plan to provide health insurance coverage for more than 66,000 public employees in North Dakota – though a bill sponsor said that’s not the intent.

Williston expands women’s clinic after year of record births

Williston expands women’s clinic after year of record births

WILLISTON, N.D. – As Williston prepares for another year of record births, Mercy Medical Center celebrated Tuesday the completion of a new Women’s Health Clinic.

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Sanford Health Plan finds 'perfect building' in Fargo

Sanford Health Plan finds 'perfect building' in Fargo

FARGO – The Sanford Health Plan has secured office space here for staff to handle added volume, including members covered by the North Dakota Public Employees Retirement System.

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Sanford Health Plan picks up new office space in Fargo

Sanford Health Plan picks up new office space in Fargo

FARGO – The Sanford Health Plan has secured office space here for staff to handle added volume, including members covered by the North Dakota Public Employees Retirement System.

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MNsure reform advances

ST. PAUL -- The prime Senate advocate of MNsure becoming a state agency says his legislation follows recommendations in a report critical of the health insurance exchange.

Dayton focuses on education, not nursing homes, in budget tweak

Dayton focuses on education, not nursing homes, in budget tweak

ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton proposed hundreds of millions of dollars in new spending for education and families Tuesday, leaving some senior citizens' advocates disappointed with what they said is a too-small increase.

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Director of Fargo-based nonprofit awarded $100K grant for rural elderly care study

FARGO – The director of a nonprofit here has been awarded a Bush Foundation grant to develop his idea for improving health care services for the rural elderly.

Dayton wants MNsure task force to study its future

ST. PAUL - Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says he plans to seek $500,000 to investigate the future of MNsure, which could result in a recommendation to abolish it.

Mental health facility expands to serve older patients

FARGO – Prairie St. John’s is preparing to open a specialized new unit to treat elderly patients who need psychiatric services.

Local hospitals say better design means better care

Local hospitals say better design means better care

Fargo - Some steps along the path to healing begin on the drawing board.

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MNsure bets people will buy health insurance to avoid fines

As the outreach program manager at Portico Healthnet, a nonprofit that helps people obtain health care coverage, Rebecca Lozano's job is to match as many people with insurance plans as she can.

Minn. medical marijuana manufacturers prepare for business

Minnesota medical marijuana manufacturers have lined up several dispensary sites throughout state and are set to have the first harvest over the next few weeks.

Bill sets nurse minimums in Minnesota

ST. PAUL -- Minnesota nurses praise state House legislation that would require a minimum number of nurses to be on duty at hospitals.

Committee votes against study on legalizing medical marijuana in ND

BISMARCK – After a bill to legalize medical marijuana in North Dakota was snuffed out in the House last month, some lawmakers who still want to study the issue encountered a setback on Tuesday.

ND lawmakers to pitch bill requiring Sanford to match BCBSND coverage

BISMARCK – Legislation aimed at ensuring that thousands of North Dakota public employees can keep the same health benefits and medical providers when their insurer changes July 1 will be introduced Wednesday, House Majority Leader Al Carlson said.

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