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Former Govs. Pawlenty, Dayton urge Fairview and University of Minnesota to resolve dispute soon

Two former governors on Tuesday urged Fairview and the University of Minnesota to work out financial terms of a long-term partnership after the health system said the existing arrangement is untenable.

Former Gov. Tim Pawlenty requested more specifics on what the state would have to "backfill" to address the U's financial needs while former Gov. Mark Dayton expressed dismay over all that has unfolded this past year.

The two men, speaking before a state task force on training health professionals at the U, agreed the ongoing uncertainty must end or risk top talent leaving the university.


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