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FARGO—Patients at Sanford's Roger Maris Cancer Center soon will be treated by a new linear accelerator to precisely deliver radiation therapy as part of an expansion project that also includes a bigger lobby. The new linear accelerator—the third at the cancer center—will go into service Monday, Oct. 2, and Sanford will host an open house for the expansion project on Monday, Sept. 18.
FARGO—Sanford Health Plan is suing the federal government for almost $9 million for what it says is a reneged promise to pay to cushion the insurer against hard-to-predict losses from providing coverage under the Affordable Care Act. The Affordable Care Act, the health reform law often called Obamacare, required qualified health plans that sold health insurance in the government's online marketplace to meet certain standings, including providing essential benefits.
MOORHEAD, Minn. — Rylie Langer regrets that she turned down her brother's invitation on that fateful night. Now she wants something good to come of that regret. The siblings had just finished their customary Friday evening pizza when her older brother, Tyler, suggested they watch a movie. Rylie, weary from basketball practice that afternoon, opted instead to go home and turn in early.
The lightning strike that stunned a woman in her car Tuesday near the Bluestem Center for the Arts is a jolt to those who've assumed that you're safe in a...
The stars finally seemed to align for Melissa Dykes Willcoxon. She had just received word that she would receive a disability settlement, a sum that would allow her to travel to Florida to visit her family. A former waitress, Willcoxon had been disabled by knee and back injuries, and often used a walker to get around. At 49, she was a recent grandmother and looked forward to meeting her grandson—her first grandchild—for the first time.
MOORHEAD—The stars finally seemed to align for Melissa Dykes Willcoxon. She had just received word that she would receive a disability settlement, a sum that would allow her to travel...
Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., said he would vote for Bernie Sanders if he attends the Democratic National Convention as a superdelegate. Sanders was the favorite in Peterson’s 7th District during...
Some children have such bad associations with food that they develop what’s called a feeding disorder. That’s a revulsion to food that goes far beyond the fussiness and fickle food preferences that many children exhibit. It’s a serious problem that means a child refuses to eat, resulting in weight loss. Other symptoms can include coughing or gagging during meal times and an inability to eat age-appropriate foods.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources decided last week not to carry out an environmental review of two permits affecting about 195 acres of former forestland that R.D. Offutt Co. plans to convert to potato fields. R.D. Offutt Co., based in Fargo, planned extensive conversion of forestland into cropland in Cass, Hubbard, Becker and Wadena counties in northwest Minnesota. Initially the company had sought groundwater appropriation permits for 54 wells to irrigate farm fields.
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. – Otter Tail Power Co. filed a request Tuesday with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission seeking to raise electricity rates 9.8 percent, or about $9.50 monthly for...