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Essentia Health St. Joseph’s Medical Center, anchored in the Benedictine tradition, started with the Sisters of St. Scholastica Monastery in Duluth more than 100 years ago. 


“Care of the sick must rank above and before all else so that they may be served as Christ.”  Rule of Benedict, Chapter 36, remains a guiding principle as our 1,200 staff care for our community each day.

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Becca Clemens
After graduating high school in 2004, I attended Central Lakes College in Staples, MN for 2 years where I got a diploma in Communication Art and Design. I then transfered up to Bemidji State University in, you guessed it, Bemidji, MN. In the spring of 2009, I graduated from BSU. Then in the fall of 2009 I got a job at Echo Publishing, a sister company to the Brainerd Dispatch.
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