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Demonstrators rally in favor of a public health insurance plan Thursday outside the downtown Fargo Post Office. (Carrie Snyder/The Forum)

Sen. Conrad's co-op plan a target for criticism from left and right

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FARGO - A liberal activist group organized rallies across North Dakota on Thursday to protest the plan that U.S. Sen. Kent Conrad hopes will draw bipartisan support for health care reform.


Conrad has been a vocal proponent of nonprofit, user-owned cooperatives as an alternative to a new public health insurance plan, the most controversial aspect of the reform bills that have cleared committees in the House and Senate.

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