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DL cop, ex-convict facing off in court: Both allege years of harassment, both seek restraining orders
Four charged in White Earth heroin investigation
WATCH: Flames engulf Perrywinkle Marketplace in Otter Tail County
Construction begins on Fish Lake Dam makeover
Health and Wellness in Becker County: Summit addresses challenges, highlights reasons to celebrate
Minnesota hero Jessie Diggins, and her mom, talk about the skier's historic golden moment
Laker gymnasts four-peat at state
Pirates end Laker season in overtime
Outside shooting leads Alex over Laker boys
Gorden a finalist for NHSACA coach of the year
It's almost time to light the 'Fire in February': DL preacher's plans taking shape to mobilize community to read Bible's Book of Acts
'Fire in February': DL preacher hopes to mobilize local faith community to read Bible's Book of Acts
LP-A Elementary recognized for achieving positive student outcomes
Snappy side: Festive Pomegranate Salad sure to shine on holiday menu
Social Security supports veterans, active duty military personnel
friends & neighbors
Report: Minnesota solar jobs jumped 48 percent last year
'A Daughter's Love': Sisters open up business caring for seniors
Explore Lake Life Expo scheduled for Feb 23-24
Speakeasy sells to buyer who plans to lease building to Spitfire Bar & Grill
Minnesota gas prices down 2.5 cents this week
What's new in lakes area entertainment this week
Break out the chocolate and wine for that special valentine
Heartfelt harmonies: Barbershop singers to deliver musical valentines on Feb. 14
'The Grumpy Gardener' provides a shovelful of ideas for minimizing gardening angst
Talking Stick accepting literary submissions
Owen Milo Accola
Supporting Denny McNamara
Ed & JoAnne Lillis
Francis R. "Butch" Bellanger
Merlin V. Thompson
Sheena Marie Butcher
Rosemary Alice (Savig) Zurn
Thomas Wayne Block
Gun violence: Inaction is deafening with every shot
A great president: I (still) like Ike
Letter: One in four high schoolers now use tobacco products
Solar, wind power mean jobs for Minnesota
What people don't know about genetic testing can hurt them
It's nest-building time for bald eagles
Brad Laabs column: Got the itch? Here are some open water spots
Refuting 'keyboard cowboys,' Wis. man verifies authenticity of famous entangled bucks
Don't let fish freeze before cleaning
Cold doesn't stop fun-loving river otters
Adolescent anxiety is on the rise, and social media may be part of the problem
Minnesota Made: Enjoy some movies shot in the Lake of 10,000 Lakes
For the love of the homeless: DL native Luke Pechmann poses for animal adoption pin-up calendar
Welcome to the dark side: Local museum's first 'After Dark' event brings sold-out crowds
Minn. mom, former Olympic swimmer, competes for $1M on Survivor TV show
Totally tube-ular!: Elementary school students get outside to slide
Polar Fest's inaugural hotdish challenge brings in big, hungry crowd
Polar Fest ends with a bang – and a splash
'Building the Ice Palace': Artist Hans Gilsdorf reflects on challenges of construction
Snow much fun: DLHS art students make larger-than-life snow sculptures as part of Polar Fest
As MNsure’s delays with tax form persist, Dayton criticizes leaders
ST. PAUL -- Thousands of Minnesotans are still waiting for vital tax forms from the MNsure exchange, and Gov. Mark Dayton on Wednesday said state officials responded too late to the problem. Just over 13,000 Minnesotans have yet to receive their 1095-A tax forms, which are required...
March 24, 2016 - 8:22am
March 15, 2016
Bill tries to undo Minnesota's medical estate claims
ST. PAUL - Minnesotans between 55 and 65 on government-funded Medical Assistance are finding the state has placed thousands of dollars of claims on their estates. They are not happy about it, but a Senate committee Monday night began the work of ending the practice. "We want our lives...
March 15, 2016 - 8:13am
March 6, 2016
MNsure: You love it or hate it
The trick to understanding MNsure, state Rep. Matt Dean says, is that it’s like the blue-and-black dress. Or is it the white-and-gold dress? But that’s the point: “half the people look at this and see one thing, and half the people look at it and see a dress of a different color,”...
March 6, 2016 - 5:00am
February 2, 2016
MNsure enrollment passes 85,000
ST. PAUL — MNsure enrolled 85,390 people in private insurance through the end of its annual open enrollment period Sunday night. That’s above the 83,000-enrollee target MNsure’s board adopted in its budget, and the state-run health insurance exchange’s CEO Allison O’Toole...
February 2, 2016 - 8:07am
November 5, 2015
Sharp words exchanged over MNsure budget
ST. PAUL -- A prominent House Republican on Wednesday accused MNsure executives of misleading him about their budget and asked the federal government to stop giving the controversial health care exchange any more money, provoking a war of words with MNsure leaders. At issue are...
November 5, 2015 - 8:08am
October 16, 2015
MNsure expects smoother enrollment
ST. PAUL — MNsure leaders promise Minnesotans will have an easier time signing up for health insurance on its website when enrollment begins next month. "My eyes are fully focused on improving the consumer experience," interim MNsure CEO Allison O'Toole said Thursday to a legislative...
October 16, 2015 - 8:25am
October 8, 2015
MNsure and partners to offer small biz plan
MNsure has finalized partnerships with four certified broker agencies as part of the MNsure Small Business Enrollment Initiative. These agencies will promote small business enrollment through MNsure’s Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP). The partnerships are the result...
October 8, 2015 - 5:35am
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
May 4, 2015
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
April 19, 2015
Five things about MNsure’s special enrollment period
As Minnesotans file their 2014 tax returns, some are finding they must pay a tax penalty for not enrolling into health coverage last year — and if they did not enroll into 2015 coverage, next year’s penalty will be substantially higher. MNsure’s special enrollment period...
April 19, 2015 - 5:20am
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 23, 2015
A year later, MNsure is better … but not good
ST. PAUL — By last year’s extremely low bar, this year’s MNsure enrollment period was a technological success. The health insurance exchange’s website crashed less often and had fewer bugs, and would-be enrollees got their calls for help answered in minutes instead of hours. But...
February 23, 2015 - 5:10am
February 19, 2015
MNsure falls short of another goal
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota’s health insurance exchange fell short of another enrollment deadline this year, though MNsure’s user experience appeared to be greatly improved from its rocky 2013 debut. Just over 60,000 people signed up for individual health insurance plans on MNsure...
February 19, 2015 - 8:33am
January 28, 2015
MNsure says its wait time is low
MNsure got off to a rocky start last year, but Minnesota’s health coverage website has improved considerably and people no longer need to fear computer glitches or long wait times on a telephone help line, according to MNsure Media Relations Coordinator Jenni Bowring-McDonough. “It...
January 28, 2015 - 11:30am