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Devils Lake VA clinic sets opening date

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. - The long-awaited Devils Lake veterans clinic will open Aug. 19 at Mercy Hospital.

BCBSND, Flint receive PR award

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota and Flint Communications received a Silver Anvil award from the Public Relations Society of America during an awards ceremony held June 12 in New York City.

Lake Region Healthcare adds exercise tips to walking trail

Fergus Falls, Minn.-based Lake Region Healthcare recently opened a Be Fit Circuit on the Lake Alice walking path as part of its commitment to community wellness.

Avera announces building plan for Mitchell

Avera Health and Avera Queen of Peace Hospital announced in June plans to build a three-story medical office building in Mitchell, S.D., with expectations of also building a new hosptital and related facilities on the 30-acre property in the future.

NRHA names top 20 US critical access hospitals

The National Rural Health Association recently announced the top 20 critical access hospitals in the U.S., as determined by iVantage Health Analytics.

Private insurance coverage up 10 percent in ND since before ACA

BISMARCK – Private insurance coverage has increased by more than 10 percent in North Dakota since before passage of the federal Affordable Care Act, an Insurance Department official reported Wednesday in the first such measure of the controversial law’s impact.

Minn. doctors may be in short supply

ST. PAUL — Primary care doctors may soon be in short supply, a Minnesota Hospital Association report showed Monday.

Speaker: Health care law 'rotten'

FARGO, N.D. - President Barack Obama’s health care law took a couple of body blows Tuesday. The first came from a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals in the District of Columbia, which ruled that participants in health exchanges run by the federal government in 34 states are not eligible for billions of dollars in tax subsidies.

With sales sputtering, Apple's iPad looks to IBM alliance

SAN FRANCISCO - Apple's iPad is losing steam just four years after its release, but an alliance with IBM could rejuvenate a flagging product by entering into a largely untapped corporate market.

Dayton asks for earlier release of MNsure policy rates

Dayton asks for earlier release of MNsure policy rates

ST. PAUL – Long before Minnesotans go to the polls in November, they should have a good idea of what health insurance premiums will look like for next year.

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Hospitals have plans if a patient, family become unruly

Hospitals have plans if a patient, family become unruly

FARGO, N.D. – Hospital workers sign up to deal with a lot of life or death situations – one patient’s terminal cancer diagnosis, another’s sudden drop in blood pressure during surgery, or a sudden outbreak of communicable disease from a third.

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Minn., man seeks OK for medical marijuana production lab

WILLMAR, Minn. — The Willmar Planning Commission will hold a public hearing at 7:05 p.m. Wednesday to consider a conditional use permit requested by retired veterinarian Dr. Marshall Brinton to allow a medical marijuana production lab/dispensary.

Windom Area Hospital expands

Windom Area Hospital expands

WINDOM, Minn. — Windom Area Hospital hosted a groundbreaking ceremony on Monday to celebrate the beginning of an expansion project approved in March.

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ND’s influx of males smaller than other booms

ND’s influx of males smaller than other booms

DICKINSON, N.D. - The rush of men to North Dakota caused by Bakken oil development has been less impactful than comparable booms in Alaska and Colorado, according to a new Pew Research Center report.

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Sanford Medical Center and nursing staff reach tentative agreement

Sanford Medical Center and nursing staff reach tentative agreement

WORTHINGTON, Minn. — With yard signs from the Minnesota Nurses Association hanging across the city in a show of support for the nursing staff at Sanford Worthington Medical Center, parties reached a tentative agreement Thursday following mediation after months of negotiations.

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