DULUTH, Minn. -

Some Northland nurses are now officially working under a new contract, after five months of negotiations. 

Minnesota Nurses Association nurses working for Essentia Twin Ports ratified this agreement on Thursday, September 8. A tentative agreement was made on August 31 over the three-year contract.

The new contract includes measures to improve staffing levels, address workplace violence, and various financial offsets to changes in health insurance policies.