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A ND hospital is investigating why they were overpaying staff for years
January 10, 2018 - 8:19am
LANGDON, N.D. - Was it a scam to pad their paychecks with millions of dollars or just a simple mistake? That's what a local hospital is trying...
Fargo’s newest landmark: Inside the Sanford Medical Center
December 27, 2017 - 3:52pm
You’ve seen the outside of the new Sanford Medical Center, the 11-story, $494 million hospital that’s just south of Interstate 94. Now,...
How we pay for care evolving balance between public and private payments
December 13, 2017 - 8:01am
GRAND FORKS — For Mary Saunders, the first few months of 2017 were nothing more than a series of trips to the hospital — and she's...
Dignity Health, CHI merger will combine ministries in new Catholic health system
December 8, 2017 - 9:37am
DICKINSON, N.D. — The merger of two national health systems will likely not have a significant impact in Dickinson, a hospital president...
MNsure sign-ups on pace for at least 5 percent growth
November 16, 2017 - 11:38am
PAUL — Health insurance sign-ups through MNsure, the state’s individual insurance marketplace, are off to a strong start in the first two...
SD officials seek patience from struggling region ambulance services
August 21, 2017 - 8:45am
GREGORY COUNTY, S.D. — State officials urge patience for three region ambulance services in danger of shutting down. Following state legislation...
Abortion after-care costs driven up by scarcity of nearby clinics, new study finds
August 17, 2017 - 9:32am
The absence of a nearby abortion clinic drives up healthcare costs, a study of California's poor has found. Women who seek follow-up care but...
Child contracts influenza virus after coming into contact with pig at State Fair
August 16, 2017 - 8:13am
BISMARCK—A child contracted an influenza virus after coming into contact with a pig at the North Dakota State Fair, the first such case in...
Investigation reveals more sexual abuse at East Grand Forks treatment center
August 15, 2017 - 3:40pm
A state investigation into an East Grand Forks addiction treatment center found an employee sexually abused a patient, the second time such an...
'Kindness, compassion' personified Grafton physician
August 11, 2017 - 9:58am
GRAFTON, N.D.—Dr. Joshua Omotunde was remembered for his kindness, compassion and devotion to his patients by those who worked with him for...
ND Department of Health looking for lab to test medical marijuana
August 7, 2017 - 4:16pm
BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Department of Health’s Division of Medical Marijuana is looking for a laboratory interested in testing...
Altru doctor invents jaw fracture device
August 4, 2017 - 10:00am
A Grand Forks doctor has invented a device he says will help heal fractured jaws that will cut back on application time. Dr. Alan Johnson, a...
MNsure enrollees to get four extra weeks to sign up for 2018 health insurance
August 2, 2017 - 9:36am
ST. PAUL — Most Americans will have from Nov. 1 to Dec. 15 this year to get 2018 health insurance on the individual market. Minnesotans will...
Partner with others to improve community health
August 1, 2017 - 11:06am
The health care industry has made substantial advances in medicine over the past several decades, but we also face some significant challenges...
Minnesota individual insurance rates could go down, if feds help
August 1, 2017 - 9:21am
ST. PAUL — Minnesota's insurers are proposing to lower or freeze premiums on many health plans — if the federal government approves a state...