DULUTH, Minn. — “Stuff is going on right now and it’s getting really aggressive.” That was the message this morning to several hundred Minnesota health-care providers, hospital administrators and medical students from Eric Shell of the consulting firm Stroudwater Associates. Shell, whose firm is based in Maine, was  the opening speaker at a two-day Minnesota Read more

The Kirkbride buildings loom like a castle at the edge of Fergus Falls, about three hours northwest of the Twin Cities. Built more than a century ago, the former state mental hospital has been vacant since 2009. The city saved the buildings from the wrecking ball but has struggled ever since to figure out what Read more