(Sioux Falls, SD) — A new Minnesota law is likely to jeopardize the proposed Sanford Health and Fairview merger. Governor Tim Walz signed the bill last Friday. The new law expands the power of the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office to oversee large-scale transactions when it comes to healthcare facilities. It’s meant to ban healthcare entities from merging if they would create a monopoly or substantially lessen competition. Supporters say it’s about looking out for public interest. Sanford remains confident in the benefits of the merger for the patients and communities.