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Six DL softball players receive Mid-State awards
Laker tennis ousted by Green Wave
Thielen teams up to reopen Oakdale training facility
Richards commits to Division I hockey at RPI
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DL's Weber graduates from NSU
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Older Americans Month 2017: Age Out Loud
Perlmutter presents research at Carthage College
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Outlet Graphics has new graphic designer
MN gas prices up (almost) one cent
Detroit Lakes photographer earns master of photography
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Nereson Chevrolet Cadillac has new sales and leasing consultant
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Country singers Dwight Yoakam, Mary Chapin Carpenter add Fargo Theatre shows
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Chris Young concert to kick off holiday weekend at Shooting Star
Lakes Area Farmer's Market opens Saturday: Peoples Park venue to offer variety of produce, slightly shortened hours
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Rural Minnesota leader: Lawmakers, please support County Program Aid
Advice to my son as he graduates high school
Hummel column: Graduation message for the 'first half' of the class
Guest Editorial: Positive changes for school lunches
Minnesota doctors say Republican health plan is a bad deal for patients and a bad deal for Minnesota
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Walleye opener dubbed a 'big success'
Blane Klemek column: Minnesota wouldn't be the same without haunting call of the loon
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MN CREP sign-up begins May 15, 2017
Consume those leafy greens for a healthy body
You've gotta have faith: Christian filmmakers start up business, teaching academy in rural Audubon
My Christmas in Denmark: Different traditions, same feel
Late arrival for New Year's baby: First birth of 2017 at Essentia Health-St. Mary's is Azyloh Roberts
DLHS named 'Safe Sports School'
Pine to Palm
October 2, 2015
$12K fine for deceptive health insurance ads
Minnesota Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman announced today that his agency has fined a Florida company $12,500 for running television commercials that could mislead consumers by suggesting that its health insurance products were affiliated with a government program. “Choosing...
October 2, 2015 - 5:40am
August 23, 2015
MNsure teams up with Consumers’ Checkbook
MNsure will partner with Consumers’ Checkbook to create an online plan comparison tool, which will help Minnesotans get a more complete picture of their health insurance costs, as well as help them choose their best plan options. The partnership is the result of a Request for...
August 23, 2015 - 5:00am
July 4, 2015
Supreme court preserves health insurance marketplaces
The Supreme Court recently announced their decision upholding tax subsidies to help people purchase individual health insurance plans through a federal health insurance marketplace. The Supreme Court made the right decision, preserving provisions of the Affordable Care Act that...
July 4, 2015 - 5:45am
MNsure chief to resign
ST. PAUL -- The head of the beleaguered MNsure health insurance exchange is resigning today to accept a new job. The MNsure board is to meet briefly this afternoon to accept the resignation, and likely name an interim chief executive officer. MNsure reported that outgoing CEO Scott...
May 4, 2015 - 11:24am
March 15, 2015
MNsure cuts 2016 enrollment forecast
MNsure has lowered its enrollment projections again for the next year and trimmed its budget to cover the lower revenue. Minnesota’s state-run health insurance exchange now predicts 95,000 private enrollees next year. That’s down from a projection of 107,000 made in November...
March 15, 2015 - 5:35am
March 12, 2015
No health insurance? Prepare for penalty
ST. PAUL -- Some Minnesotans may get an unpleasant surprise when they file their taxes over the next month — the discovery that they have to pay a tax penalty for not having health insurance. The health insurance mandate is part of the national Affordable Care Act and is kicking...
March 12, 2015 - 8:22am
February 4, 2015
Uninsured will pay at tax time
The penalties for not carrying health insurance are getting high enough to make you sick. And then you’ll really be in trouble, since you aren’t covered. This year, the penalty more than triples, to $325 per adult or 2 percent of income, whichever is greater. The Individual...
February 4, 2015 - 2:30pm
January 25, 2015
Get help with MNsure sign-up
Signing up for health care coverage isn’t as simple as it used to be when you could walk into the Becker County Human Services lobby and fill out a paper application form. Now, with a few exceptions, applications need to go through the state’s MNsure website. But county workers...
January 25, 2015 - 10:00am
January 23, 2015
MNsure hits 100,000 enrollment mark
MNsure hit the 100,000 mark of enrollees on Tuesday as Minnesota continues to set state records for the percentage of people with health insurance coverage. Last year, the state-run health insurance program reached that mark on Feb. 21. “As we enter the final weeks of this...
January 23, 2015 - 10:00am
December 27, 2014
Health insurance no cure-all
There are fewer uninsured adults than ever before in the Minnesota health care system, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. The office estimates that 135,000 adults ages 18 to 64 years gained coverage between 2013 and 2014 after implementation of key Affordable Care...
December 27, 2014 - 12:30pm
December 16, 2014
MNsure extends enrollment deadline to Saturday
ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans will have an extra five days to shop for coverage effective Jan. 1 on the state’s health insurance exchange. MNsure announced Monday it has extended its enrollment deadline to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday as a response to market timing changes. Monday was the...
December 16, 2014 - 7:55am
December 14, 2014
MNsure deadline: Enroll by Monday for Jan. 1 coverage
Minnesotans who want health coverage beginning Jan. 1 have until Dec. 15 at 11:59 p.m. to enroll in commercial health plans through MNsure. MNsure has shared “five things to know” to more quickly and efficiently complete the enrollment process. Don’t wait. Individuals...
December 14, 2014 - 8:00am
December 4, 2014
Deadline nears for Jan. health insurance
Individuals need to renew or apply for health insurance coverage before Dec. 15 to avoid paying significantly higher premiums or losing access to insurance and/or tax credits on Jan. 1, cautions Minnesota Association of Health Underwriters. Individuals who have purchased their...
December 4, 2014 - 12:00pm
MNsure cuts 2015 enrollment forecast by one-third
ST. PAUL -- MNsure officials on Wednesday lowered their 2015 enrollment projections by about one-third but still presented a balanced budget to its board of directors. MNsure CEO Scott Leitz said the state-run health insurance exchange expects to have enrolled about 67,000 Minnesotans...
December 4, 2014 - 8:54am
October 2, 2014
MNsure premiums to rise 4.5% next year
ST. PAUL -- Premiums on the state’s MNsure health insurance exchange will rise in 2015, but they will still likely be the lowest in the nation. The Minnesota Department of Commerce announced Wednesday that the rates offered by the four insurers still participating in the exchange...
October 2, 2014 - 8:09am