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PETER JACOBSON will officially begin his duties as the new president of Essentia Health-St. Mary's on Monday, Oct. 3. Though he and his wife Ann live in Fargo, he said he will be spending "75 to 80 percent" of his time in Detroit Lakes, in addition to serving as senior vice president of the western Minnesota market for Essentia, which includes overseeing facilities in Ada, Fosston, Park Rapids and Menahga, among others.

The new face of healthcare in DL: Peter Jacobson to start Oct. 3 as president of Essentia Health-St. Mary's

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Though his tenure as the new president of Essentia Health-St. Mary's won't officially begin until Monday, Oct. 3, Peter Jacobson is already in the midst of transitioning his office from Fargo to Detroit Lakes.


"For the past couple of weeks I've been spending a portion of my time out there (in Detroit Lakes)," said Jacobson Monday from his office in Fargo.

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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
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