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Published August 29, 2012, 11:21 AM

Altru Health System giving $10 million to UND

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Altru Health System in Grand Forks has pledged $10 million to the University of North Dakota to support a sports medicine partnership.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Altru Health System in Grand Forks has pledged $10 million to the University of North Dakota to support a sports medicine partnership.

UND President Robert Kelley says $9 million will go toward a new indoor practice facility on campus that also will have space for academic and clinical studies.

The remaining $1 million will help pay off the new $3.8 million turf installed at the Alerus Center, where the UND football team plays home games.

Altru CEO Dave Molmen says the partnership is part of a larger initiative to improve the health of the entire community.

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