Rural hospitals

Yvette Ibrahim holds 2-year-old Zein while her husband, Tamer, heats up dinner in their home outside of Grand Marais, Minn., in December. (Evan Frost/MPR News)

GRAND MARAIS, Minn. — Living deep in the Minnesota woods near the Canadian border, Tamer and Yvette Ibrahim took pride in being ready for whatever the wilderness could throw at them.

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