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May 21, 2017
Mike Jay (right), beside son Cory Jay (center) and son-in-law Ryan Obeidzinski, laughs and jokes while telling his story Wednesday, May 3, 2017 during the North Memorial annual spring conference at the Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport. But at the time it was no laughing matter. Mike Jay almost died after his arm was nearly severed in a chain saw accident about a year ago. Kelly Humphrey / Forum News Serviceplay button
Brainerd father shares story of recovery after chain saw accident
May 21, 2017 - 10:29pm
May 9, 2017
U.S. President Donald Trump talks to journalist at the Oval Office of the White House after the AHCA health care bill was pulled before a vote, accompanied by U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price (L) and Vice President Mike Pence, in Washington, U.S., March 24, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
ACA premiums will jump in 2018, early signs show
May 9, 2017 - 7:51pm
89th Academy Awards - Oscars Vanity Fair Party - Beverly Hills, California, U.S. - 27/02/17 – Host Jimmy Kimmel and his wife Molly McNearney. REUTERS/Danny Moloshokplay button
Jimmy Kimmel slams critics of his emotional health-care plea, calls out Newt Gingrich
May 9, 2017 - 1:46pm
May 5, 2017
President Roger Johnson of the National Farmers Union speaks at southwest Minnesota's Farmfest in August 2016. After the U.S. House passed a health insurance overhaul bill Thursday, May 4, 2017, he said it would hurt farmers. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Rural America target of federal health care discussion
May 5, 2017 - 3:01pm
May 2, 2017
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GlenOaks social worker Holli Cogelow-Ruter, left, checks in Thursday with resident Dorothy Taylor about the upcoming construction at Grace Living Community of GlenOaks in New London. Taylor's room is one that will be updated during a remodeling project to create a memory care unit.
GlenOaks to add secure memory care unit to New London campus
May 2, 2017 - 6:21am
April 19, 2017
U.S. Sen.  Al Franken. File photo by Eric Hylden / Forum News Service
Franken says new farm bill should address dairy struggles
April 19, 2017 - 1:13pm
April 14, 2017
The Minnesota Capitol building normally is busy this time of year, but on Friday, April 14, 2017, throngs of lobbyists, lawmakers and special interest groups were gone, leaving this view of a normally full meeting room in the foreground and cafe in the background. The Legislature returns from its Passover-Easter break Tuesday, April 18. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Capitol Chatter: Administration argues money during legislative break
April 14, 2017 - 1:46pm
April 5, 2017
"It's always difficult to recruit based on their impressions of what it's like living beyond the Twin Cities or big cities," said Rep. Bud Nornes, R-Fergus Falls, seen here in this file photo. "So, we need to do all we can to have those folks that are ready and willing to come out where they'll find that living is great." Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota House, governor support $14 million to train rural doctors
April 5, 2017 - 4:24pm
U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence (R) arrive at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S. April 4, 2017. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
More talks but no decisions on Republican push to overhaul healthcare
April 5, 2017 - 8:43am
April 3, 2017
Bruce M. Kleven, a Minneapolis lawyer, is a lobbyist for about 18 farm-related groups and companies in the Minnesota State Legislature. Photo taken March 15, 2017, at St. Paul at the Midwest Poultry Federation annual meeting and trade show in St. Paul, Minn. 
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Ag lobbyist's focus turns to health care
April 3, 2017 - 7:00pm
Health care and health insurance resources
April 3, 2017 - 11:30am
Troy Scherr, co-owner of Sayler Implement, an independent John Deere dealership with locations in Linton and Wishek, N.D., says health insurance costs have gotten more and more expensive, making it harder on the business to attract and retain employees. (Katie Pinke/Agweek)
'Something needs to be done' as farmers face soaring health care costs
April 3, 2017 - 11:30am
Agweek Editorial: Rural America needs health care solutions
April 3, 2017 - 9:00am
April 2, 2017
From left: Jean Bender, David Bender, 30, and his personal assistant Lisa Struss take a walk around his block in St. Paul, Wednesday, March 29, 2017.  Bender receives Medicaid payments which provides for some of his assistant's funding. Scott Takushi / St. Paul Pioneer Press
Medicaid coverage for elderly, disabled Minnesotans makes up 20 percent of enrollment, 60 percent of state spending on program
April 2, 2017 - 10:27pm
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY)(L) gets into a vehicle with U.S. President Donald Trump before departing the White House in Washington, April 2, 2017. REUTERS / Joshua Roberts
Trump talks health care with Republican critic on golf course
April 2, 2017 - 12:45pm