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The proposals called for expanding affordable health care by establishing a MinnesotaCare public option and more than a billion dollars in affordable housing proposals over the next four years.
In Duluth, St. Luke's and Essentia shared the news late Monday night and early Tuesday morning. Nurses with the Minnesota Nurses Association have rescinded their strike notices at the hospitals.
Attorney General Keith Ellison, whose office is investigating the proposed merger of the multibillion-dollar health systems based in South Dakota and Minnesota, said he wants to get a full picture of how it might affect Minnesota residents.
Sanford Health and Minneapolis-based Fairview Health Services are pursuing a merger planned for completion by the end of 2023 that would combine the nation's largest rural health provider with a major Twin Cities health system.

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Zvi Levran is charged in 47th District Court in Farmington Hills with four counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct by use of force or coercion and three counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct by use of force or coercion.
Open enrollment, the annual chance for Minnesotans to sign up for health coverage or change plans, will be from Nov. 1 through Jan. 15, 2023, according to MNsure.
From the commentary: Progressives tend to blame systems, rather than individual choices, for disparities in everything from income to health. But sometimes, those choices matter more than any system.
The Swift County Board of Commissioners and the Benson City Council have approved full affiliation agreements to join Swift County-Benson Health Services with CentraCare. The Swift County-Benson Hospital District Board is expected to approve the affiliation on Monday.
As twin sisters learn they may need heart transplants, father is diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.
Rachel Iverson, a registered dietitian with Sanford Health in Bismarck, says heavily processed foods such as boxed macaroni and cheese, canned soup and frozen dinners often contain unhealthy levels of sodium; the reason being that salt is used as a preservative to extend shelf life. Yet, there are high sodium products whose heart stopping saltiness tends to stay under a consumer’s radar.

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No one likes to consider the worst "what ifs" when it comes to their health and mortality, but worst-case scenarios are something people need to be prepared for. Having an advanced care plan in place helps loved ones and health care workers make treatment decisions in an emergency, and guarantees a patient's wishes are fulfilled.
Cole Trebesch, new chair of 40 Square Cooperative Solutions, has held leadership positions with the state's soybean association for the last decade.
The vote appointing Randy Kramer as chair of the Renville County Board of Commissioners came nearly one year to the day after a cancer diagnosis. Kramer was the expected nominee one year ago, but then-board chair Bob Fox agreed to a second year in the role.

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