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Early Fall Color
Fargo man arrested in early Monday morning hammer assault
Two killed in collision in southwest Minnesota
One in 88 Minnesota drivers will hit a deer this year
Forecast from Meteorologist John Wheeler
Lakers fourth at Panther swimming invitational
Tennis: Lakers fifth at Mid-State tourney
UND sticking with Mollberg
Lakers, Hornets split matches at Hawley volleyball tournament
Jerry Fox member of ‘53 undefeated Lakers
Sharing the dream: 400-square-foot treehouse near Wadena becomes hot spot for vacation rentals
Ojibwe Poem: Author adds cross-cultural twist to Cinderella tale
Fall is here: Time for warm clothes, drinks
Under 26? Should you stay on parent’s insurance?
Everyday Gourmet: Alternatives to your favorite meat dishes
Friends & Neighbors
Nurse practictioner added at Essentia DL
Minnesota gas prices at Sept. standstill
Red Cross launches new blood donor app
Creative services pro joins DL Newspapers
Old Country Kitchen manager back in DL
Fire & Ice Fundraiser set for Sept. 27
Alley Fair is set Sept. 20 in downtown Fargo
The Beach Boys coming to Bemidji’s Sanford Center
Give peace a chance at the Detroit Lakes Library
Martina McBride at Shooting Star Friday
Palestine vs. Israel: Options to replace jihad terrorism
When are we going to take Ebola seriously?
Lynn Hummel: Hanging your laundry on the line
Fire leaves a big hole in Dorset
Road funding needs to be a priority
Fall Color Tour is set for Oct. 2; will visit Detroit Mountain
Brad Laabs: As weather goes, so goes September fishing
Blane Klemek: Kingfisher, osprey, pelican; To be a bird for a day
DNR land sale in October
Zebra mussels found in Cass Lake
What is your top food pick from the Minnesota State Fair?
September 9, 2008
Detroit Lakes school board stays the course with new athletic training contract
DETROIT LAKES - MeritCare will once again be providing athletic training services to Detroit Lakes High School after the school board approved continuing the existing relationship at Monday night's meeting. Only half of the board members approved the measure -- by a 3-0 vote --...
September 9, 2008 - 12:00am
July 14, 2008
MeritCare revenues fail to meet expenses
FARGO - MeritCare administrators have watched nervously over the past four years as technology costs have soared twice as rapidly as revenues that were slowed by lagging reimbursements. "We said pretty soon these lines are going to cross and they crossed this year," said Dr.
July 14, 2008 - 8:00am
MeritCare seeks to improve efficiency
FARGO - Efficiency is the name of the game as Fargo's MeritCare strives to strengthen its financial condition. Like a number of health-care organizations across the nation, MeritCare looks to a philosophy developed by a global car maker to do it. As the state's largest health...
July 14, 2008 - 12:00am
July 8, 2008
Area clinics improve their diabetes care
Clinics in Minnesota and bordering areas like Fargo-Moorhead are doing a better job of providing care to people with diabetes. The percentage of diabetes patients who met seven health goals jumped from 14 percent to 24 percent among clinics that reported data in 2006 and 2007, according...
July 8, 2008 - 12:00am
June 27, 2008
Health-care provider also shutting clinic due to finances
FARGO - Ninety MeritCare employees lost their jobs Thursday and a rural clinic in LaMoure, N.D., will close at the end of the month as North Dakota's largest health-care system strives to improve its bottom line. Ninety other MeritCare employees will work fewer hours and 120 vacant...
June 27, 2008 - 9:30am
90 percent of job losses come in Fargo-Moorhead
- JOBS: Ninety people lost their jobs, 90 had hours reduced, 120 vacant positions were eliminated, and 70 more people will lose transcription jobs by Oct.
June 27, 2008 - 9:00am
June 23, 2008
MeritCare plans staff cuts and employee hour-reductions to trim costs
FARGO - Cass County's largest employer will reduce its work force by up to 100 employees later this week, and another 200 positions will see either a reduction in work hours or not be filled altogether, Dr. Roger Gilbertson, president and CEO of MeritCare Health System, wrote in an...
June 23, 2008 - 12:00am
May 28, 2008
MeritCare offers six-week Living Well workshop in Fargo
Living with an ongoing health condition can be very difficult. Effective self-management skills have proven to help people with arthritis fibromyalgia, heart disease, depression, high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke, cancer, and those who are overweight or have ongoing health conditions....
May 28, 2008 - 12:00am
May 8, 2008
No layoffs at MeritCare despite costs gap
MeritCare's ambitious campaign to cut costs through efficiency gains does not call for layoffs or closing rural satellite clinics, a top executive said Wednesday, a day after news of the health care giant's financial troubles became public. But a growing gap between the cost of delivering...
May 8, 2008 - 12:00am
April 30, 2008
Letter: Free drug samples still come with a price
Unlike the Detroit Lakes newspaper, I would like to congratulate MeritCare Clinic for choosing to stop the practice of giving out free drug samples. Free drug samples are distributed by the representatives of large pharmaceutical corporations and do not come without a price. The...
April 30, 2008 - 12:00am
April 19, 2008
MeritCare to dump sample meds
Fargo-based MeritCare will ban free drug samples from its clinics and hospitals starting May 1. The health system is the latest to say "no" to handouts because of the time it takes to manage the drugs and concerns about how samples may influence a doctor's drug choice for patients. "It's...
April 19, 2008 - 12:00am
March 26, 2008
MeritCare offers Living Well Saturday workshops
DETROIT LAKES - Most people want to live the most productive life they can, but for those living with arthritis, fibromyalgia, heart disease, depression, high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke, cancer and those who are overweight or have other ongoing health conditions, it can be very...
March 26, 2008 - 12:00am