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.
Train carrying ethanol derails in southern Minnesota
The State Fire Marshal has sent in experts to help with the situation.
Motorcyclist dies a month after striking deer in Minnesota
The crash happened north of Mankato near the small town of Norseland.
Watch: MN lawmaker 'attacked' by giggling child during live hearing
This has to be the most adorable moment ever from a Commerce Finance and Policy Committee hearing, right?
Sloane Martin leaving WCCO Radio for bigger role with Big Ten Network
Martin has been a staple at WCCO Radio since Election Day 2016.
Xcel Energy wants to raise MN customers' electricity rates
If approved, rates go up by an average of $18.50 a month for customers.
MPD chief 'confident' officers will still show up after Question 2 vote
Arradondo held a press conference Wednesday in which he urged for a 'No' vote.
Charges: Driver in fatal hit-and-run said he thought he hit dog or sign
The crash killed a 56-year-old Blaine woman who had been out walking her dog.
Here is Minnesota's plan to vaccinate kids 5-11 against COVID-19
The plan includes hosting vaccination clinics at schools across the state.
12-year-old Twin Cities boy has been missing for 4 days
Police are asking for the public's help locating the child,
Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Wednesday, October 27
The latest from MDH.
St. Paul Police Chief Todd Axtell will step down in June
He won't seek a second six-year term.
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.
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