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Kimber Wraalstad

Hospital-Blue Cross stalemate moves toward resolve

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota has altered its plans to change its payment methodology.  Lori Nelson, Blue Cross Vice President, contacted Cook County North Shore Hospital administrator Kimb

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Gunflint Notebook: The Bucket List

In this edition of the Gunflint Notebook, WTIP volunteer commentator Steve Ramberg thinks about "bucket lists," and finds himself helping a friend skin a roadkill moose.  


School News from Great Expectations: May 1

Michael and Doran  share the latest from the Bear Cubs, Fawns, Woves, Lynx, and Otters.

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Sheriff Mark Falk

Sheriff: Bookings are up, the county is moving on courthouse security and Prom is near

Bookings are way up at Cook County Law Enforcement. Drugs and alcohol are major reasons. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Sheriff Mark Falk about prescription drugs, prom and courthouse security.

Cook County North Shore Hospital and Care Center

Hospital and Blue Cross in reimbursement stand-off

Blue Cross is proposing changes in how they pay small hospitals and how much. It could result in a 12.2 percent cut to Cook County North Shore Hospital.

Nosey Rosey

Nosey Rosey April 26

Talk about snow on the Gunflint Trail! One small resident is fed up with it. In this commentary, our favorite canine correspondent, Nosey Rosey, brings us another report from Hungry Jack.

Sawtooth Mountain Elementary School

School News from Sawtooth Mtn. Elementary, April 29

Charles Christianson has been teaching swimming lessons to Sawtooth Mountain elementary students for 20 years.


New invention makes using your iPad on airplanes a whole lot easier

Buck chatted recently with Twin Cities businessman Anton Jachim, inventor of the Arctic Flight, an articulated stand for the iPad that lets you use it easily on airplanes and everywhere else, too. Learn more about it here.


Lucy Kaplansky visits The Roadhouse

Bob chatted recently with singer-songwriter Lucy Kaplansky. She, along with John Gorka and Eliza Gilkyson, make up the folk trio Red Horse, which performed in Grand Marais Apr. 27.


Great Lakes increasingly threatened due to pollution from plastics

Bob spoke recently with Dr. Lorena M. Rios Mendoza, a scientist at the University of Wisconsin-Superior, about her research into pollution by plastic particles in the Great Lakes. The particles not only affect water quality, they present dangers to fish and birds who ingest them.

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