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Meeker County reaches agreement on $47K health-related debt


LITCHFIELD -- An agreement has been reached between Meeker County and Hutchinson Area Health Care for the payment of services for mentally ill individuals who require 72-hour acute care.

The county had refused to pay the bill for the last four to five years, resulting in a $47,000 debt.

The hospital filed a lawsuit a couple weeks ago.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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