Minnesota AG to hold public hearings on proposed Sanford-Fairview merger

Photo by: Keith Ellison - Facebook
Photo by: Keith Ellison - Facebook

(St. Paul, MN) -- Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison is planning to host public hearings regarding the proposed merger between Sanford Health and Fairview Health Services.

South Dakota-based Sanford and Minneapolis-based Fairview announced plans last week for a merger.

Three to four public hearings are planned, likely beginning in January.

Ellison's office says it is launching an investigation into potential anti-competitive aspects of the deal.