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Woodwinds radiation bill clears Senate

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Senators today passed a bill that would clear the way for Woodwinds Health Campus to expand its cancer treatment care.

The bill, which passed 52-8 on the Senate floor, calls for a moratorium governing the construction and movement of radiation to be temporarily in lifted in Woodbury.

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The legislation allows chemotherapy equipment to be moved from St. John's Hospital in Maplewood to Woodwinds. Both hospitals are part of the HealthEast organization.

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Mike Longaecker
Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker
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