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MeritCare informs employees it has approved letter of intent for merger with Sanford

FARGO - MeritCare employees and physicians have been informed today that the health system's board of directors has approved a letter of intent to merge with Sanford Health, based in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Employees and physicians are asked to attend one of a series of meetings to explain the proposed union of two large health systems.

MeritCare, based in Fargo, has 7,000 employees. It also operates clinics in the Bemidji area.