Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota placed the southeast Minnesota hospital in Tier 2 instead of Tier 1, according to the Rochester Post Bulletin. A Tier 1 policyholder can go a Tier 2 health provider, but they have to pay more. The new ranking comes as Blue Cross expands its Blue Performance Network.
Charges: Man kidnapped woman at gunpoint, forced her to withdraw $1,500
The 56-year-old suspect is accused of forcing the woman to the Seward neighborhood in Minneapolis.
Police arrest suspect in Oakdale after 10-hour standoff
The standoff with police lasted over 10 hours Friday.
Oldest canoe ever found in Great Lakes region excavated in Wisconsin
The boat was recovered in Lake Mendota on Thursday.
5 Minnesota cities to visit for the best of fall colors
Time it right and you can make multiple trips across the fall.
Without hydrants, 8 fire departments fight blaze near Shakopee
The building and its contents are a total loss.
Minnesota brewpub to bring seasonal eatery to south metro park
The park will undergo a full redesign next year.
The long-awaited Chicken Guy never opened, so the MOA is suing
The restaurant never opened after it originally planned to in 2020.
Early voting begins: Here's how to register to vote.
Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 8.
After Homecoming brawl, non-Edina students barred from football games
The school district also implemented increased security measures for football games in response to the fight.
Charges: Serial trespasser accused of making U of M bomb threat
Ahmed Mohamed Umar has been charged with one count of threats of violence with explosives or an incendiary device.
Man, police officer involved in fatal Minneapolis incident identified
A witness says the man who exchanged gunfire with police shot himself.
Some workers frustrated with new Mayo Clinic dress code
The Post Bulletin reports the Rochester-based medical facility is requiring about 900 desk employees to wear black pants and light-blue shirts, instead of scrubs. Employees have voiced frustrations, despite Mayo willing to reimburse workers for the new uniforms.
Mayo Clinic confident it will "redefine health care"
The Post Bulletin reports the Rochester-based clinic plans to spend $3.5 billion on capital investments system-wide over the next five years. Sixty percent of that money will be used for equipment, researchers and technology. The remaining 40 percent will go towards construction projects.
Judge orders Mayo Clinic to reinstate whistleblower
Labor officials say Mayo discriminated against an employee who made legally protected complaints about safety issues. The Post-Bulletin says James Seehusen shared concerns with supervisors about a vehicle's safety as well as the company's failure to conduct regular inspections. Supervisors later suspended Seehusen, a move they say was unrelated to his complaints, but the judge said Mayo failed to prove that.
Mayo Clinic to acquire Fairview hospital in Red Wing
Rochester-based Mayo Clinic and Minneapolis-based Fairview Health Services have signed a tentative agreement to transfer control of Red Wing Medical Center. Mayo Clinic Health System hopes to assume operations by July 1. The deal follows months of discussion.
Mayo Clinic researchers getting closer to predicting Alzheimer's
Researchers working with mice have identified biological red flags that show who's more prone to developing the brain disease. The Minnesota Alzheimer's Association is hopeful but cautions "People aren't mice."
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