About 15,000 nurses at seven health care systems in the Minneapolis and Duluth nurses are on the second day of a three-day strike that started on Monday, Sept. 12. 


Signs are piled along the picket line outside Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids on Tuesday, Sept. 13. 

In Coon Rapids,  Mercy Hospital nurses took to the street donned in red to form a picket line in front of the medical center. Horns blared from cars as cheers went up along the ever-moving line, many signs saying “Patients before profits.”

Managing Editor Matt DeBow contributed to this report. 

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