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Park Rapids mother fighting to have military son’s death reclassified
Speed limits upped on some roads
WDAY/WDAZ news anchor Kerstin Kealy talks XL pipeline with Obama
Nuns fight to save Dru Sjodin’s killer
Minnesota surplus up $832 million to $1.9 billion
Huwe makes return trip to state semifinals
Bombers advance with win over NCW
Bellefeuille scores 1,000th point in final game
Frazee places fourth at Class A state wrestling tournament
Lakers sweep season series from Spuds
Park Hotel was first hotel on corner
Turning back the pages
Learn more about Babe
Friday Matters: Everyday Christian
Thursday Matters: Everyday Redemption
Friends & Neighbors
Gas prices up again in Minnesota, nation
Marco Inc. purchases IT company, Solbrekk
Manufacturers to meet, talk exporting
Credit Union branch opening in DL location
Helping loved ones retire
Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s unique sound has brought long-lived success
Easton Corbin plays Shooting Star this Friday
Congressional Art Competition seeks high school artists
Black Violin brings classical-modern flare to Holmes stage Thursday
Potato Dumpling Dinner to benefit elderly
Today is a goner and not worth haggling over
Letter: Obama is a ‘proper’ Christian who loves America
Letter: Dayton’s infrastructure plan makes sense for MN
Letter: Obama’s ISIS strategy a ‘ghost in a snow storm’
Letter: Minimum wage increase isn’t the way out of poverty
Minnesota moose population still down
Take a trip for early open water fishing
Irruptions are common when food is limited, conditions harsh
Northland Fat Bike Rally to be held in Bemidji
Wild turkey opportunities explored in DNR class
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