FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Dakotas-based Sanford Health is providing $2 million for athletic scholarships at a Minnesota university.

Minnesota State University Moorhead will get $200,000 per year for the next 10 years from the health network based in Fargo, N.D., and Sioux Falls, S.D. The money will support existing athletic programs.

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CEO Kelby Krabbenhoft says Sanford had pledged $10 million for scholarships while MSU-Moorhead was pursuing an NCAA Division I hockey program. He says that when it became clear that wasn’t going to happen, Sanford was ready to “shift gears.”

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Sanford has provided sports medicine services for Dragon athletics for nearly two decades.

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