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 By Jana Peterson    News    January 19, 2024

High-tech spinal surgeries come to Cloquet

Picture a surgery room. A neurosurgeon is performing surgery on the patient's spine. But only after a state-of-the-art X-ray machine does a 360-degree scan of the patient - creating an interactive... Full story

 By Jordan Rau    News    December 15, 2023

Extra fees drive assisted living profits

Jordan Rau KFF Health News Jon Guckenberg's rent for a single room in an assisted living cottage in Cloquet was $4,140 a month before adding in a raft of other charges. The facility, New Perspective... Full story

 By MPR News    News    March 4, 2022

Cloquet hospital tackles rural obstetrics training

Virginia is lying on her back in a hospital gown, about to have her second baby. "She's 39 weeks pregnant," explains Melissa Seibert, inpatient services director at Cloquet's Community Memorial... Full story

 By Tony Matt    News    November 5, 2021

Genetic liklihoods drive screenings for breast cancer

Breast cancer is the second- most common cancer among women in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. One in eight women will develop breast cancer, which...


New Essentia clinic opens

A new Essentia Health clinic, located at the former Mercy Hospital in Moose Lake at 4572 County Road 61, opened Tuesday. According to an Essentia press release, there are two family medicine physicians solely dedicated to this clinic, with plans to...


Special MNsure enrollment period ends July 16

Health insurance helps individuals and families prepare for life’s unexpected challenges. To enable more Minnesotans to gain the security of health insurance during the COVID-19 pandemic, MNsure has offered a five-month special enrollment period (SEP... Full story

 By Jenn Hall    News    June 25, 2021

Surviving aneurysms requires luck and love

Do bad things really happen in threes? This was definitely my third bad Memorial Day. On May 31, I had just traveled home with my mom from visiting family in Illinois, about a seven-hour drive. It... Full story


MNsure deadline nears

Minnesotans looking for health insurance coverage starting Jan. 1, 2021, have until 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 22, to enroll in coverage through The federal health insurance exchange,, ends its enrollment period today,... Full story


Vet Talk: More to worry about: Tick season

The snow has melted, the grass is turning green, and the weather is warming up. This can only mean one thing: It's tick season. Ticks can be out at any time of year, but they have surges in the...


Changes in breastfeeding are welcomed

Over the past 20 years, we have made tremendous progress in promoting and supporting breastfeeding, and you are much more likely to encounter a mother breastfeeding her child in public now than in... Full story


Be on the lookout for macular degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of severe vision loss in people over the age of 50. It is estimated that more than 2 million people have been diagnosed with macular degeneration...

 By Ken Ripp MD    News    February 7, 2020

On Your Health: Don't let cold temps lead to preventable injury

I have to say it has been a great winter. There’s been plenty of snow and overall the temperature has been very agreeable. I am still expecting some cold blasts to come. With this mind, I thought it w...


Health notes: Resource open to new moms

A Nesting Place at Cloquet’s Community Memorial Hospital is a group for new moms with infants up to a year old and anyone in their third trimester of pregnancy. Mothers are welcome no matter where they live or delivered their baby. The free s... Full story


Health Notes: State announces whooping cough death, warnings

Minnesota health officials have confirmed an infant death related to pertussis, also known as whooping cough. The infant was diagnosed with pertussis in August 2019 and died in November after being hospitalized for three months. The last pediatric... Full story


Health notes

Hospital has hotline number Community Memorial Hospital has a new Nurse Hotline number that can be called 24 hours a day if you have health related questions. That number is 218-499-6799. A staff of professional registered nurses will assist...


Moose Lake hospital lines up with Essentia

In August, the Mercy Hospital board of directors voted unanimously to request proposals to partner with a larger health care system. On Tuesday, leaders from Mercy Hospital in Moose Lake and Essentia Health announced plans for a formal partnership.... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    October 18, 2019

Walkers remember loved ones who died by suicide

Last Saturday morning marked the fourth time in five years that the Borske family — mom Samantha, daughters Dallas, Makayla and Alexis — and their friends and family made their way to Carlton for the... Full story

 By Ken Ripp MD    News    October 18, 2019

ON HEALTH: Thank you, caregivers

During another busy day in the clinic, as I see an elderly patient in a wheelchair who is accompanied by family member or members, I am reminded at how lucky the patient is. It is estimated that 80...


Got Medicare questions?

Medicare open enrollment began Tuesday and runs through Dec. 7. With it comes the opportunity for beneficiaries to make changes to their Medicare Advantage and Part D plans, if they choose to. The Minnesota Board on Aging’s Senior LinkAge Line can he... Full story


Cloquet's health care twins make merger official

Community Memorial Hospital and Raiter Clinic are joining forces, with the goal of keeping independent local health care thriving in the Cloquet area. The merger came as a surprise for many, some who... Full story


Raiter Clinic and Community Memorial Hospital to join forces

Community Memorial Hospital and Raiter Clinic will will join together as one organization as of Jan. 1, 2020. Negotiations leading up to this partnership have been ongoing for many months, according... Full story


Wound clinic recognized

Community Memorial Hospital’s advanced wound clinic in Cloquet has received the 2018 Center of Distinction award from Healogics, the nation’s largest wound care provider. The clinic is for individuals with wounds that have not responded to tra...

 By Ken Ripp MD    News    July 19, 2019

Remain vigilant to ward off tick-borne illness

I would say my number is about 20 this year. That is the number of ticks which I have taken off my legs, socks and pants this year. I love to be outside, either running or walking my dogs but there... Full story


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