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Weekend News Roundup for May 4

Each weekend WTIP news produces a round up of the news stories they’ve been following this week. The stalemate between Blue Cross and North Shore Hospital is working its way to a resolution.


Firefighters

WTIP’s First Thursday looks at community emergencies

The last week end in April saw many dozens of responders in Grand Marais for the 24th annual county Emergency Services Conference.


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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Move It in May!

Ready to move it with your neighbors all the way down to New Orleans?


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.


Snow melting on beach rocks

A little rain and cooler temps in the forecast

The weather has warmed up and the snow is melting, but rain and cooler weather lies ahead this week.


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Weekend News Roundup for April 27

Each weekend WTIP news produces a round up of the news stories they’ve been following this week. Ely business owners organize against non-ferrous mining.


Rod and Sammy Dockan.

"Fathers are Needed" (FAN) class with coach Mike Boomer

Cook County Community Education is once again offering the class "Fathers Are Needed" (FAN), for dads of all ages.


Commissioner Heidi Doo-Kirk

Commissioners talk about county administrator position

The County Commissioners met this week and Blue Ribbon awards, county administrators and much more was on the agenda  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with 4th District Commissioner Heidi Doo-Kirk