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Since 1994, Snowbeck has covered health care stories at four newspapers including the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Daily Progress of Charlottesville, Va. He lives in St. Paul with his wife, two daughters and two cats. He graduated from Carleton College as a history major with a concentration in medieval studies. He serves on the board of directors for the Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists. He's also a runner.


Economists say a Sanford-Fairview merger could raise Minnesota health care costs

While they operate in different parts of the state, the health systems negotiate payment rates with the same insurers and might exert more power as a result.


Walz signals openness to revived Sanford-Fairview merger

The two health systems tried to combine in 2013, but the deal fell apart after resistance from Minnesota political leaders.


UnitedHealth Group expects revenue nearing $360B next year

The health care giant projects double-digit growth, led by its Optum division for health care services.


Dr. Malka Lotterstein Goodman, a Twin Cities adolescent psychiatrist, dies at 93

Lotterstein Goodman called her family her "lasting legacy."


Proposed Sanford-Fairview merger to get public hearings

Attorney General Keith Ellison says he's heard concerns from health care workers, farmers and people worried that charitable assets will be shipped out of state.


Justice Department appeals ruling in UnitedHealth Group antitrust case

The Minnetonka-based health care giant acquired Change Healthcare following a judge's verdict in September.


Sanford, Fairview revive merger talks after last attempt failed

The combined mega health system would be operated from South Dakota. Sioux Falls-based Sanford and Minneapolis-based Fairview signed non-binding letters of intent to merge and publicly acknowledged the negotiations on Tuesday.


Twin Cities Con celebrates comics, cosplay and generally nerdy fun

Sunday marked the conclusion of Twin Cities Con, a three-day celebration of comics, film, popular culture and various nerdy pursuits at the Minneapolis Convention Center.…


Police investigating apparent homicide in downtown St. Paul

Officers found an unresponsive man near a loading dock with an apparent gunshot wound to the upper body about 2 a.m. Sunday.


Bright Health Group eliminating 99 jobs at Minnesota headquarters as pullback continues

The announcement comes one month after the health insurer disclosed a major retreat from health insurance markets in 10 states where individuals buy coverage