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‘In crisis’: North Dakota hospital seeking 300 nurses amid COVID-19 surge

FARGO, N.D. - An executive at the largest health care system in North Dakota said its hospitals in Fargo could use up to 300 additional nurses to handle COVID-19 cases and is bumping up incentives to fill the void. "We really are in crisis," said Dr. Doug Griffin, Sanford Health vice president and medical officer in Fargo, which serves a metropolitan area of about 250,000 people in North Dakota and Minnesota. Hospitals across the region are filling up with both COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 patients, Griffin said.

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FARGO, N.D. - An executive at the largest health care system in North Dakota said its hospitals in Fargo could use up to 300 additional nurses to handle COVID-19 cases and is bumping up incentives to fill the void. "We really are in crisis," said Dr. Doug Griffin, Sanford Health vice president and medical officer in Fargo, which serves a metropolitan area of about 250,000 people in North Dakota and Minnesota. Hospitals across the region are filling up with both COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 patients, Griffin said.
said in a news release that a total of 47 victims and sex workers, including two minors, were rescued and 102 suspects were arrested across several states."Operation United Front was an unprecedented human trafficking operation that brought together law enforcement agencies from different jurisdictions – something that rarely happens," Schmitt said.Agencies from other states involved included Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin. Four victims were rescued in Missouri and two people were arrested.The operation in Kentucky brought in the biggest rescue and most arrests, with 21 victims rescued and 26 arrests made.

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