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Clearwater County Commissioners Dean Newland and Tom Anderson (right), listen to a question from one of dozens of citizens who attended a meeting Tuesday on the fate of Clearwater Health Services, which the county is trying to sell to Cocoon Holdings of Grand Forks. The five-member commission voted 3 to 1 to give Cocoon - part of Aurora Medical Park - 30 days longer to come up with the $3.7 million which was to come due at midnight Friday under the original contract for deed signed two years ago. Grand F...

Clearwater Health sale gets more time


BAGLEY, Minn. -- After a full day of meetings Tuesday by two boards filled with angry questions and comments from as many as 50 people filling the room, the Clearwater County Commission voted 3 to 1 to grant Grand Forks physicians another month to come up with $3.7 million or so to buy the county's hospital, clinics and ambulance service.

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