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Good Question: Same Medical Procedure, Different Price Tags?

When you have a heart attack and are rushed to the hospital, you’re not usually thinking about doing some comparison shopping on price. But for the first time Thursday, the U.S. government released pricing information from hospitals around the country. And that data showed vast disparities in the amount hospitals are charging for the same procedures.

05/09/2013

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Charges: Man Touched Child After Tampering With Juice Box

A Blaine man is charged with criminal sexual conduct for allegedly touching an 8-year-old on New Year’s Day after slipping something into the child’s juice box, court documents filed say.

01/07/2013

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Man Get 9 Year Sentence For Murder In Mass Overdose

A 22-year-old Blaine man received a 9-year prison sentence Tuesday in connection with a mass overdose that left one man dead last year, the Anoka County Attorney’s Office said.

05/29/2012

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Allina Fires 32 Employees For Snooping At Patient Records

Nearly three dozen hospital workers at Allina Hospitals were fired Thursday after violating privacy rules involving a high-profile overdose case.

05/06/2011