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Mike Unhjem

Former BCBS head Mike Unhjem found dead at home

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The former head of Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota, who resigned amid controversy from a 2009 trip to the Grand Cayman Islands, is dead.

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Police responded to a welfare check at 2:05 p.m. Monday and found Michael Unhjem, 57, dead at his home at 3210 40th Ave. S., said Sgt. Carlos Nestler.

No foul play is suspected at this time, Nestler said.

Scott Hennen, a Fargo radio personality who considered himself Unhjem's friend, said the death was a suicide.

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