STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Preserve lumber facilities
Some lawmakers want to require that a lumber or wood products company that shutters operations in Minnesota maintain its facilities for at least two years after closure.
The proposal also would preven... Posted on 4/14/09 at 2:31 PM
Fargo-based Prairie St. John’s wants to construct a psychiatric hospital in Woodbury, but cannot do so unless it gets approval from the Legislature. The proposed facility got one step closer Tuesday evening after a state House committee voted to support Prairie St. John’s in its endeavor.
A state House committee voted Friday to support an inpatient mental health facility proposed to be built in Woodbury, despite a report released by the Minnesota Department of Health earlier in the day that stated the facility would not in the public’s best interest.
A proposal by a psychiatric hospital to open a new 100-plus bed inpatient facility in Woodbury’s medical campus district is receiving some harsh criticism from some established Twin Cities health care providers.
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