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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.

HealthPartners to build $50.5 million specialty clinic in Woodbury

The project comes as Allina is planning a large hospital building in Minneapolis and Fairview is starting construction on a mental health facility in St. Paul.

Feds say Minnesota must restore Medicaid coverage, pause disenrollments

Twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia must improve auto-renewals to see if beneficiaries can maintain health insurance without more paperwork.

Bloomington-based Bright Health's chief operating officer leaving with $2.25M severance

Leadership change comes as company is trying to pivot after the loss of its core health insurance business.

MercyOne, recruited by residents, to end primary care at Albert Lea clinic

A nonprofit group in the southern Minnesota town is talking with other medical groups about continuing the service once the change happens in January.

Minneapolis startup raises $30 million for hospital-at-home technology

The goal with these systems is to help shorten inpatient hospital stays for some patients.

Bright Health owes $380 million in delayed payments to federal government

Bloomington-based health insurance company has entered into a repayment plan with federal regulators.

UnitedHealth Group moves Minnesota headquarters from Minnetonka to Eden Prairie

The health care giant will consolidate its home office at space currently occupied by its Optum division.

After Sanford merger collapse, U of M renews focus on owning teaching hospital

A top official told the Board of Regents that the best way to ensure the U's public mission is with ownership of the medical center in Minneapolis.

Walz's task force on University of Minnesota health programs draws interest of many industry vets

Creation of the task force by Minnesota's governor shows the "salience" of the issue, said Dr. Penny Wheeler, a regent and former Allina executive who is among the applicants.

Life Time limits gym access for Medicare seniors, prioritizing other members

Time restrictions — which the gym said health plans' discounted rates have driven — will apply only to seniors with access through their insurance.