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Celebrating Civil War’s end
Man gets 12 years on sex, robbery charges
Man accused of violating no-contact order 3 times
Man sentenced after being caught with meth
Cities that border Dakotas want continued state support
Big expectations for Laker softball
Chippewa Triathlon accepting registrants
Track teams fifth and sixth at Bemidji
Jernberg, Smith headed to USAG Regionals
DL wrestlers qualify for NYWA state tournament
Pushing the boundaries of her time
Turning back the pages
Grilled lamb chops provide quick, flavorful meal
Earnings limits apply to widow’s benefits
Friends & Neighbors
MN legislature talks Sunday liquor sales
Gas prices take big dip in Minnesota
Microsoft Dynamics Lunch ‘n Learn set
The Lodge receives Chairman’s Award
Good named partner at Pemberton Law
Crisis Center to hold annual banquet
MSUM hosting trio of authors at on-campus events April 13
Watch out for April Fool’s Day at library
Egg decorating class Tuesday at NYM center
Long Lake Theater season starts June 10
Question was a deal-breaker
Help for problem gamblers
Letter: Big Tobacco continues to target kids with cigars, smokeless tobacco
State taxes hit rich and poor alike
Guest editorial: Health bills make sense
Six of top 10 most popular state parks located in northern Minnesota
Signs of spring are all around: From migration to sugaring
Last week to ice fish
Comments sought on proposed deer goals
Governor’s budget would help maintain vitality of Minnesota state parks
Murder mystery at the Holmes
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