January 2001: A federal grand jury reportedly investigates charges that Allina Health System defrauded government programs during the 1990s
March 22, 2001: Attorney General Mike Hatch files lawsuit accusing Allina of spending millions of dollars on golf trips, spas, image consultants and other items, and asks company to hand over thousands of financial documents. Key legislators call for hearings.
March 26, 2001: Allina retains a marketing and public relations firm to aid in "crisis management."
March 30, 2001: Allina agrees to cooperate with Hatch's ongoing review of Allina's expenses.
June 5, 2001: Hatch's office asks for all documents pertaining to outside consultants providing "crisis management."
June 28, 2001: Allina agrees to turn over some documents, but withholds others citing trade secrets and lawyer-client privileges.
July 11, 2001: Hatch files a motion claiming Allina misused lawyer-client privileges to withhold documents.
July 18, 2001: Hatch urges breakup of Allina Heath Systems.
July 20, 2001: Allina Health System announces restructuring of Allina to create a health plan organization and a health care delivery organization.
August 2, 2001: Allina replaces the board of directors of Medica, under pressure from Attorney General Mike Hatch. Listen the story.