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Registered nurse Kellie Weikle protests outside Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota on June 23, 2016. (Courtesy/Mark Zdechlik/MPR)
Registered nurse Kellie Weikle protests outside Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota on June 23, 2016. (Courtesy/Mark Zdechlik/MPR)
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Nearly 5,000 nurses in Minnesota are on strike this week.

Their seven-day action, scheduled to end Sunday, affects five hospitals in and near Minneapolis and St. Paul. The nurses, who work for Allina Health, are upset because Allina wants them to switch to corporate health insurance.

Here & Now’s Peter O’Dowd speaks with Mark Zdechlik, who has been covering the story for Minnesota Public Radio.

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Mark Zdechlik, correspondent for Minnesota Public Radio. He tweets @markzdechlik.

This segment aired on June 24, 2016.

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