Tornadoes Decimate Northern Minnesota, Red Cross Steps in for Recovery

AITKIN COUNTY, Minnesota – On Wednesday, multiple tornadoes swept through northern Minnesota, causing heavy damage in Aitkin County. The National Weather Service confirmed the touchdown of these tornadoes, leading to destruction on Cedar Lake and Hammal Lake. Images and videos submitted to 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS showcased the aftermath of the tornadoes, with lake homes destroyed on Hammal Lake and some even blown into the water. Chopper 5 captured the extent of the damage along Rabbit …

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Blue Cross Halts $2.5B Sale to Elevance for the Second Time Amid Regulatory Concerns

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana – Blue Cross Blue Shield’s proposed $2.5 billion sale to Elevance Health has hit another roadblock, halting the deal less than 12 hours before regulatory hearings were scheduled to take place. This is the second setback for the sale, with Blue Cross citing regulatory and stakeholder concerns for the pause. The potential sale, which would have been the largest healthcare deal in the state’s history, has stirred controversy and faced opposition from …

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