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DULUTH, Minn. — An appeal from the president of the United States got her attention, Duluth East graduate Shannon Grace-Anderson said. "What really struck me was at the very end he said the citizens are actually the most powerful," Grace-Anderson said. "My takeaway was to continue to speak up and have the courage to say: Here's what the benefits are."
DULUTH, Minn. — Rick Rayburn owns a small farm, so perhaps it's not surprising he used an agricultural analogy to describe what the past 13 months have been like for him. "It was a tough row to hoe," said Rayburn, whose farm is nestled in woods and hills near Willow River. "I feel like I've been beaten up and run over."
DULUTH — A touch of Christmas arrived at Duluth's hospitals on Tuesday in the hands of 18 Lester Park Elementary School students. Accompanied by teachers, chaperones and hospital staff, the children — one from each classroom — presented the patients with tabletop artificial Christmas trees decorated with ornaments they and their classmates had made. The school's students raised more than $1,300 for the project, said Sue Baker, a kindergarten teacher at Lester Park.
DULUTH, Minn. — There's money on the table, and time is running out to pick it up. That was the message that brought Allison O'Toole, CEO of MNsure, to Duluth on Tuesday for a news conference to encourage Minnesotans to get their health insurance for 2017 during open enrollment. O'Toole was talking about federal tax credits available to "completely or significantly offset" skyrocketing premium increases this year. In the past, she said, many Minnesotans who qualified missed the chance.
CANOSIA TOWNSHIP, Minn. — Justin and Saundra Quade's household, tucked away in the woods of Canosia Township, could best be described as lively. Their children, 3-year-old Jayda and 2-year-old Jace, are everywhere, exploring the Christmas tree, asking for toys, engaging in sibling spats. One brief encounter has Jace crying, getting parental attention and then quickly forgetting what he was crying about.
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...
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...
DULUTH, Minn.—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.
Twenty years after a passer-by pulled her out of her mangled car, Judith Hazen hopes for a chance to thank him. “We want to get the word out there that...
DULUTH, Minn.—The cost of medical care in Minnesota is rising faster than Minnesotans' incomes, says a report released on Wednesday. And the costs at Duluth's major health providers are higher than the state average, according to the report issued by the nonprofit MN Community Measurement. Statewide, the average cost of care for commercially insured patients per month rose from $449 in 2014 to $474 in 2015, according to the report. That's an increase of 5.6 percent. According to U.S. Census Bureau data, average income in Minnesota rose 3.15 percent the same year.