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A jogger accidentally crossed into the US from Canada and was detained for two weeks
Why a small-town restaurant owner asked Sarah Huckabee Sanders to leave
What's the political calculation behind Trump's visit to blue-and-red Fargo?
Katie Arrington, GOP lawmaker who defeated Sanford, seriously injured in car accident
Five injured in two-vehicle crash near Bemidji
crime and courts
Gilby, N.D., native Molly Dickson pursues dream as celebrity stylist
ABC orders spin-off of 'Roseanne' without Roseanne Barr
Can Hugh Hefner's 26-year-old son convince his generation that Playboy is sexy?
Jerry Springer changed TV forever. After 27 seasons, his daytime talk circus may be over.
Fox News' Laura Ingraham says immigrant child detention centers are 'essentially summer camps'
Law enforcement agencies use new tool to prevent officer suicide
A pie maker creates art for the upper crust
Metro Sports Foundation received $8.5 million from Engelstad foundation
Family adopts sons they once dreamed of on a date
Well-meaning but hasty comments add to caregiver's heavy load
NHL Draft: Duluth's Perunovich goes in second round to St. Louis Blues
Former Duluth women's coach Miller back behind bench
Beltre, Chirinos pace Rangers past Twins
WORLD CUP ROUNDUP: Mexico closes in on next round, Germany stays alive
Ervin Santana's 'rough journey' continues to drag on following surgery
Marilynn Grace Sawchuk
Arnold "Bud" Bueng
Lillian Katherine Becker
Craig Alvin Mueller
Better fishing access to Sakakawea part of House appeal of rule
Fishing report: Trolling spinners becomes a favored walleye presentation, Catfish are wrapping up spawn on Red River
Big bear adds excitement to morning commute for DNR fisheries manager
Urban habitat initiative to benefit Grand Forks
Bismarck angler catches 7-pound rare European zander on Spiritwood Lake
Letter: School shortfall: Look at numbers
Letter: An act of kindness that deserves mention
Letter: Old idea to consider: County superintendents
Our view: A victory for the little guys
Commentary: Bye-bye landline and premium cable TV
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May 17, 2018
Flu vaccine spending not enough, Minnesota researcher says
A recent conversation between philanthropist Bill Gates and President Donald Trump is lending hope to those who want the federal government...
May 17, 2018 - 8:38pm
April 10, 2018
Minnesota medical marijuana users struggle with cost, finding doctors to prescribe
DULUTH—Almost three years after marijuana was legalized for some medical purposes in Minnesota, some providers, patients and patients'...
April 10, 2018 - 6:06pm
April 1, 2018
Hospitals fight to keep drug discount
DULUTH — On top of an expected increase in uninsured patients, proposed cuts to a drug discount program would further threaten their bottom line, local hospital officials say. "The change that was proposed ... I think was somewhere between $3 million and $4 million (impact)...
April 1, 2018 - 10:01pm
Charity care crunch? Rise in uninsured, underinsured offers hospitals tough choices
DULUTH — Starting next year, the federal government won't penalize people who don't carry health insurance, so fewer people are expected...
April 1, 2018 - 10:00pm
March 8, 2018
Essentia CEO says Duluth shakeup won't slow downtown plans
DULUTH — The abrupt departure of three top Essentia Health executives this week will not affect the organization's plans to make a major...
March 8, 2018 - 7:17pm
February 22, 2018
Minn. hospital mistakes rise in Department of Health annual report
DULUTH—A sexual assault on a patient in Hibbing is among 341 "adverse health events" that occurred at Minnesota hospitals and surgical centers between October 2016 and October 2017, according to an annual report released Thursday, Feb. 22. The events ranged from falls resulting...
February 22, 2018 - 6:00am
February 12, 2018
St. Scholastica initiative brings social work students into medical settings
DULUTH—As a social work intern in the Twin Cities, Najma Mohamed hears traumatic stories from her fellow Somali immigrants every day. "These...
February 12, 2018 - 6:51pm
January 23, 2018
Opioid addiction treatment gets a boost as prescribing power expanded
Recovering opioid addicts will have greater access to a maintenance drug, especially in rural areas, under a measure announced on Tuesday, Jan. 23, by the federal Drug Enforcement Agency, a Minnesota expert on addictions said. The new regulation gives nurse practitioners and physician...
January 23, 2018 - 7:11pm
January 18, 2018
Flu hitting nursing facilities; Record number of outbreaks reported
DULUTH, Minn.—The flu bug has bitten Minnesota's nursing care residents particularly hard this winter, a state health official said. "We've...
January 18, 2018 - 7:10pm
January 4, 2018
Hospitals target opioids, mental health: Minnesota’s biggest health systems fashion cooperative effort
DULUTH — Thirteen Minnesota health systems — including Duluth-based Essentia Health — are joining forces to take on two of...
January 4, 2018 - 8:30pm
Fargo hospitals weathering IV bag shortage
FARGO — The Essentia and Sanford health systems in Fargo have not been affected by a national shortage of IV saline fluid bags that's been ongoing since last fall, spokespeople said Thursday, Jan. 4. North Dakota's emergency medical equipment stockpile in Bismarck has been tapped...
January 4, 2018 - 8:27pm
December 14, 2017
Essentia envisions multimillion-dollar investment in downtown Duluth campus
DULUTH, Minn.—Essentia Health plans to make its largest investment ever in its Duluth campus over the next few years. "We've made important...
December 14, 2017 - 6:37am
November 21, 2017
Essentia Health says mandatory flu shot policy for workers a success
DULUTH, Minn.—Despite facing legal challenges from three unions, Essentia Health is claiming success for its new flu shot requirement. "What we really want to celebrate is that commitment to safety (of) a large majority of our colleagues who took action to protect our patients...
November 21, 2017 - 6:29pm
November 20, 2017
Essentia nurses' union challenges firings over mandatory flu shots
DULUTH, Minn. — The union that represents registered nurses at Essentia Health announced on Monday, Nov. 20, it will file a grievance on behalf of every member fired for failing to comply with the health system's mandatory flu shot policy. But as of late Monday, the day employees...
November 20, 2017 - 9:52pm
November 14, 2017
Judge denies union's motion to block Essentia Health flu-shot mandate
DULUTH, Minn. — With less than a week remaining until Essentia Health's flu shot requirement takes effect, a judge has denied a union's...
November 14, 2017 - 7:28pm