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Rep. Joe Atkins of Inner Grove Heights answers questions Wednesday about his bill that would set minimum nurse staffing requirements for Minnesota hospitals. Danielle Killey/Forum News Service

Rural concerns raised over hospital minimum staffing

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ST. PAUL – Rural hospitals could suffer under a proposal aimed at improving patient care, some health care officials and lawmakers say.


Ely hospital administrator John Fossum said a bill that would set state standards for how many registered nurses are on duty “could kill people.”

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