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Dave Wallis / Forum News Service Three cranes surround the elevator shaft and central point as the steel structure takes shape for the new $494 million Sanford Medical Center on Tuesday, near the Fargo and West Fargo border south of Interstate 94.

Sanford unveils plans for new Fargo medical center

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FARGO — Lots of light landing on porcelain tiles and wood-paneled walls will greet patients and visitors in the airy lobby of the new Sanford Medical Center.


Drawings for the four-story atrium lobby and patient rooms were unveiled Tuesday during an update of construction progress on the $494 million project, scheduled to receive patients in 2017.

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Patrick Springer
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