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Duluth's Lakewalk Surgery Center will continue to be part of the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota network next year, the center's administrator said on Wednesday. The News Tribune reported on Wednesday that Integrity Health Network, which includes Lakewalk Surgery Center, would be dropped from the Blue Cross Blue Shield network, effective Feb. 1, meaning Blue Cross patients at those facilities would have to pay out-of-network rates.
A Duluth-based network of specialty clinics and primary clinics, located mostly in small towns in Minnesota and Northwestern Wisconsin, will be out of Blue Cross Blue Shield's insurance network as of Feb. 1. "Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota is cutting off access to good health care providers in order to pad their bottom line," said Jeffrey Tucker, president of Integrity Health Network, during a news conference on Tuesday in the auditorium at the Fitger's Brewery Complex.
The character played by Reese Witherspoon in the 2001 movie had it right, Rebecca Katz Harwood says. It’s part of the reason that dancing is good for you. “Dance is beneficial not just for physical health but also for mental health, because dance can be a place of community,” said Katz Harwood, an associate professor of dance at the University of Minnesota Duluth.
The nonprofit group hoping to restore a former tuberculosis sanitarium just west of Duluth has turned to tours of the deteriorating facility as a fundraising device. "Today our goal is...
When she arrived at her job with the St. Luke's hospital's birthing center 5½ years ago, Lori Swanson realized the facility needed a rebirth of its own. "My main thought...
For voters at a variety of Duluth precincts on Election Day, their choices seemed to have more to do with negatives about the candidates they opposed than positives of the candidates they favored. At the Rainbow Senior Center in the Central Hillside (Precinct 17), Delores Williams-Tucker, 73, said she had voted for "Miss Hillary." "I don't want Trump," said Williams-Tucker, who lives upstairs from the senior center in the Tri Towers. "I can't stand that dirty-mouthed pig. ... I get tired of listening to his garbage mouth."
The room Gerry Pollard recently moved to in the Wesley Residence is cluttered with boxes, bodybuilding equipment and miscellaneous stuff. There’s just enough room for the 70-year-old to perform his...
The number of teenagers seeking treatment at a hospital after being sexually assaulted dropped between 2010 and 2014 in Minnesota, the state health department reported Friday. The overall number of hospital-treated sexual violence cases didn't change much over the five years — from 1,442 in 2010 to 1,411 in 2014, according to data the Minnesota Department of Health released. But among 15- to 19-year-olds, the number decreased from 339 visits in 2010 to 276 in 2014.
Marc Davey knew the accident was coming before it happened. "When she came into that corner I was coming straight at her, and I could see she was going too fast," Davey said this week. That was more than 20 years ago, on May 15, 1996. Davey, then 30, was driving south on state Highway 61 near Schroeder on his way to pick up his sons at day care in Silver Bay. Judith Hazen, then 53, was northbound on her way to Tofte, where she was to be interviewed for the position of pastor at Zoar Lutheran Church.
Dr. Todd Leonard is spending less time in jail these days. “In our business model, 10 percent of my time will be clinical and 90 percent administrative, whereas when we started, it was exactly the opposite,” Leonard said during a recent interview. When Leonard says “clinical,” he doesn’t mean a hospital or neighborhood clinic. He means the St. Louis County Jail, the Douglas County Jail or one of other 34 county jails in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa that the company he founded, MEnD Correctional Care, contracts with to provide health care for inmates.