The two health care providers began reviewing the potential merger about five months ago. A Fairview Red Wing official told the Republican Eagle that a final decision is expected to be made in the next several months. Lake City and Cannon Falls are already part of the Mayo Clinic Health System.
Yes, that's MN native Jenny Taft in a State Farm commercial
Jenny Taft got her broadcasting career started in Minneapolis in 2011.
23-year-old woman critical after shooting in Plymouth
A 23-year-old woman was shot Friday night in Plymouth.
2 MN towns among most 'magical' winter locations in the country
The list was compiled by Trips Discover and published earlier this month.
St. Olaf football player charged after fatal crash in Chicago
The 18-year-old is accused of speeding and going the wrong way when he crashed into a vehicle that may have been attempting to flee police.
Woman 34 weeks pregnant injured by drunk driver in Cottage Grove
The 49-year-old suspected of DUI was booked into jail around 1:30 a.m. Saturday.
2 dead, 5 injured in Thanksgiving Day crash near Alexandria
The crash involved two people from Alexandria and five from Bloomington.
Lengthy standoff in Prior Lake ends late Friday night
The suspect allegedly assaulted an officer outside Kwik Trip, fled and broke into a home.
Accumulating snow possible in Twin Cities next week
The storm system could arrive in the Tuesday-Wednesday timeframe.
With Black Friday barely underway, Target reveals Cyber Monday deals
Plans for the two-day sale were revealed Friday morning.
Man waves replica assault weapon at drivers in downtown Minneapolis
The alarming incident was spotted by the new MPD chief, Brian O'Hara.
Stillwater police looking for suspect who stole vehicle with 1-year-old inside
The suspect abandoned the vehicle with the child still inside just 5 minutes after the theft.
Mayo Clinic to acquire Fairview hospital in Red Wing
Rochester-based Mayo Clinic and Minneapolis-based Fairview Health Services have signed a tentative agreement to transfer control of Red Wing Medical Center. Mayo Clinic Health System hopes to assume operations by July 1. The deal follows months of discussion.
Fairview Health plans building boom
Minneapolis-based Fairview Health Services is making construction plans after freeing up cash from the recent sale of its Red Wing Medical Center to the Rochester-based Mayo Clinic. Finance & Commerce reports major construction projects appear to be in the works for Southdale Hospital in Edina and Ridges Hospital in Burnsville.
Goodhue Co. considers joining Hennepin Co. medical examiner's office
An invitation from Hennepin County has Goodhue County commissioners considering the benefits of a merger. The Red Wing Republican Eagle reports extra space — whether for storage, offices or autopsies — was presented as the primary advantage. Goodhue County has also reached out to Mayo Clinic, but it has not yet provided a proposal about offering morgue services.
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. leaves Mayo Clinic after depression treatment
The chief of staff for U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. says the Illinois Congressman is back in Washington after receiving treatment for depression at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. The son of civil rights activist Jesse Jackson went on secret medical leave in June, and began treatment for bipolar disorder at the Mayo after being transferred from the Sierra Tucson Treatment Center in Arizona.
Fairview Health buys Minneapolis, Bloomington clinics
The Bloomington location will begin operating as a Fairview clinic this month. The Minneapolis clinic, which was destroyed by fire earlier this year, will re-open as a Fairview clinic in the spring.
Feds giving Mayo Clinic $60 million to improve health care
Rochester-based Mayo will share the grant money from the U.S. Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation to fund health-reform efforts aimed at improving patient care and management. Mayo Clinic expects the $60 million taxpayer investment to generate nearly $173 million in savings. The Post Bulletin has details on the three projects funded by the grant.
Mayo Clinic wins major patent victory
The Supreme Court sided unanimously with Mayo in a patent dispute with California-based Prometheus Laboratories. The clinic had used a blood test developed by Prometheus until 2004, when it developed its own in-house test. Prometheus sued for patent infringement, but Mayo argued that using test to measure a natural bodily process is not patent eligible.
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