Essentia-St. Mary’s: Big Hospital. Big Challenge.

It is now open. The nearly $1 billion project. The Essentia Health complex now dominates the skyline of Duluth. The hospital is supposed to be usable for more than 50 years and designed to be flexible, adapting to change as modern medicine continues to advance. It comes amid rising healthcare costs, a shortage of nurses and other labor concerns, and attempts to serve the vast geography and many remote communities of the Northland.
Will the new medical complex be able to meet these challenges and more?

WATCH: A walk-through of Essentia Health

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Justin Liles: Rain coming tonight

It looks as if we are for the rain parade this week. Fog will take over tonight. Heavy dense fog near the big lake is likely. The early morning commute maybe impacted with poor visibilities. By mid-morning fog will start to burn off and we should start to see more clearing, paving the way for some afternoon sun. Many parts of the region will return to the mid-50s and lower 60s.

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Brandon Weatherz: Warmer stretch starts today

Light rain tapers off this morning, then today is mostly cloudy with a slight chance for a passing shower in the afternoon. Highs reach 50s.

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