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Freeborn County Newswire

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  1. The story of how a hospital is being sacrificed for moneyRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | Kevin, M.D.

    ... The latest casualty in the "hospital-consolidation-for-sport" trend is Albert Lea, a small city located in Freeborn County, Minnesota. Known affectionately as the "Land between the Lakes," it has a population of 18,000 spread over 14 square miles. ...

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  2. Resolution Makes Freeborn County A Minnesota 'First'Read the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | KAAL-TV Austin

    "Today we're recognizing Freeborn county as a Purple Heart county" said Ryan Sabinish of the Military Order Of The Purple Heart. "It's probably the award that most service members would choose not to receive" said Freeborn County Veteran's Service officer Ron Reule during a presentation at the county board meeting.

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  3. Easter Sentenced to 25.5 Years for Myre-Big Island MurderRead the original story

    Friday Sep 15 | KAAL-TV Austin

    ... st August but, claimed it was in self-defense. Easter was given 186 days credit for time he has spent in the Freeborn County Jail. The judge also ordered him to pay $4,5081.48 in restitution to the victim's family.

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  4. Burn Ban in Freeborn CountyRead the original story

    Friday Sep 15 | KAAL-TV Austin

    According to Sheriff Kurt Freitag, Freeborn County will be under an Air Quality Alert from noon until 8 p.m. on Friday, September 15.

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  5. Furst Draft: Takeaways from AG letter about Mayo-Albert LeaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 13 | Post-Bulletin

    I just took a fuller look at the letter from state Attorney General Lori Swanson to David Walker, the Freeborn County attorney, released on Monday, and it's revealing. For one thing, it's a smackdown of Walker's wide-ranging legal criticisms of Mayo Clinic Health System's plan to phase out inpatient hospital care at its Albert Lea campus.

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  6. Albert Lea City Council Approves Hiring Health Care AccountantRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 11 | KAAL-TV Austin

    The Albert Lea City Council Monday approved spending up to $35,000 to hire a group to explore the feasibility of a full-service, acute care hospital in the city. The move comes hours after Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson sent Freeborn County Attorney David Walker a letter recommending the move.

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  7. Clarks Grove man dies in one-vehicle accidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 11 | Post-Bulletin

    Roger Malone Thompson, 69, of Clarks Grove, died at the scene. Thompson was driving the truck east when it left the roadway and ended up in the south ditch of 110th Street, just west of the street's intersection with 840th Avenue, according to the Freeborn County Sheriff's Office.

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  8. AG: Mayo broke no laws in Albert Lea decisionRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 11 | Post-Bulletin

    ... email. "It appears the AG office has engaged in a thoughtful and thorough review of the issues raised by the Freeborn County Attorney. "We look forward to continuing our work with community leaders on behalf of the citizens of Albert Lea and the ...

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  9. Mayo Clinic doctor alleges hospital system committed antitrust violationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 8 | Owatonna People's Press

    ... complaints with the Federal Trade Commission and one complaint with the Department of Justice. He informed Freeborn County Attorney David Walker of his complaints last month, and Walker has since been given permission to share the documents, which ...

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  10. Will Albert Lea double-check Mayo's numbers?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 8 | Post-Bulletin

    ... said city and county officials have met privately with nine other health-care providers about serving the Freeborn County area, which includes 18,000 residents in Albert Lea and 55,000 in the region. While some have expressed an interest and ...

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  11. Doctor: Mayo's an unfair monopolyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 7 | Post-Bulletin

    A prominent Mayo Clinic doctor has stepped forward as a potential whistleblower in a move that could breathe new life into concerns about possible antitrust violations at the Albert Lea site. Dr. Matthew Kumar, a 25-year Mayo veteran who chairs the Department of Anesthesiology at Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea and Austin, recently informed Freeborn County Attorney David Walker that he's filed four antitrust complaints against his employer since 2015.

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  12. Doctor accuses Mayo of antitrust violationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 6 | Post-Bulletin

    A prominent Mayo Clinic doctor has stepped forward as a potential whistleblower in a move that could breathe new life into concerns about possible antitrust violations at the Albert Lea site. Dr. Matthew Kumar, a 25-year Mayo veteran who chairs the Department of Anesthesiology in Austin, recently informed Freeborn County Attorney David Walker that he's filed four antitrust complaints against his employer since 2015.

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  13. Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorialsRead the original story

    Tuesday Sep 5 | Washington Times

    ... Clinic's key justifications for the controversial changes it has proposed to the Albert Lea hospital. The Freeborn County city's former Naeve Hospital has been part of Mayo's outstate network since the 1990s. In June, Mayo abruptly announced plans ...

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  14. Albert Lea flap spotlights need to help small hospitals recruit, retain medical providersRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 4 | Star Tribune

    ... Clinic's key justifications for the controversial changes it has proposed to the Albert Lea hospital. The Freeborn County city's former Naeve Hospital has been part of Mayo's outstate network since the 1990s. In June, Mayo abruptly announced plans ...

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  15. Groups Hold Fundraiser for Last Year's Freeborn County Flooding VictimsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 2 | KAAL-TV Austin

    Nearly a year after flooding caused millions of dollars in damage, across southern Minnesota, two Freeborn County groups are raising money for flood victims who they say still haven't fully recovered. Senior Resources and the Freeborn County Disaster Recovery Committee held a motorcycle recovery run at the Albert Lea American Legion Saturday, bringing cyclists and classic car enthusiasts together to raise money for flood victims and for future disaster recovery efforts.

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  16. Football | Knutson, McNally leads Lewiston-Altura to big winRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 1 | Post-Bulletin

    ... Lea, Lt. Gov. Tina Smith called on Mayo to hit pause on the process, which has sparked opposition across Freeborn County. Since we're huge fans of happy hour, we want to share with you the winners from Rochester Magazine's Best Restaurants in the ...

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  17. Mayo Clinic Denies Lt. Governor's Request to Delay MCHS ConsolidationRead the original story

    Friday Sep 1 | KAAL-TV Austin

    ... quent phases of the plan." Smith traveled to Albert Lea on Thursday to meet with leaders from Albert Lea and Freeborn County, members of the Save our Hospitals group and leaders from the Albert Lea hospital.

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  18. Mayo rejects lieutenant governor's call to delay consolidationRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 31 | Post-Bulletin

    Members of Save our Hospital greet Lt. Gov. Smith as she arrives Thursday for a meeting with Sen. Dan Sparks, DFL-Austin, Rep. Peggy Bennett, R-Albert Lea, Freeborn County and Albert Lea officials and five members from Save Our Hospital.

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  19. Lieutenant Governor Smith Visits Albert Lea, Calls For Pause to Mayo Clinic ConsolidationRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 31 | KAAL-TV Austin

    Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith said Thursday she would like to see a pause of a planned consolidation of services between Mayo Clinic Health System's Albert Lea and Austin hospitals until a better solution is found. Smith's comments came after she met with leaders from Albert Lea and Freeborn County in the city Thursday afternoon.

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  20. Albert Lea flap raises questions about Mayo's stewardship of Minnesota hospitalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 25 | Star Tribune

    ... offering a full range of medical care is vital not just for citizens' health, but for economic growth. The Freeborn County city, with a population around 17,600, has weathered the loss of a large meatpacking plant and is working hard to attract ...

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