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Minnesota's public hospitals say services in peril

AP/Minneapolis Star Tribune, July 15, 2009

Some of Minnesota's largest public hospitals are preparing to trim heavily used programs and services as state budget cuts and high costs for treating the uninsured threaten to leave them millions of dollars short. Decisions will be made in the coming months as many hospitals throughout the state budget for the fiscal year that starts this fall. Administrators at hospitals say this year's cuts will go beyond the belt-tightening of the past.