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One-room Minnesota schoolhouse student, now 96, and her teacher, 107, reunite
A contest for real saps: Vergas' Maple Syrup Festival to include syrup tasting contest
Al Franken, 'Giant of the Senate': Minnesota Senator visits Detroit Lakes, talks career pathways
Girl, 13, accused of leading SD police on high-speed chase in stolen SUV
A heartbreaking struggle: Homelessness in the region hard on elderly
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Goodhue takes down Raiders for second straight year
James Amdal, 97, in attendance at state quarterfinal
Lakes Figure Skating Club ends season with success
Journey To The Tourney: Lake Park-Audubon returns to state
Otters' late charge falls short in state opener
Thursday matters: Every day, His home in us
Food and fellowship: The Refuge continues to host free, weekly suppers
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Planning will help you see green in retirement
An evening of music and storytelling: Chinese entertainer Gao Hong to perform Thursday in NYM
Friends & Neighbors
Mistakes on Your Tax Return Could Lead to an Audit
Ryan Hanson Homes has new licensed realtor
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Joins Essentia Health in Detroit Lakes
Back in business: Audubon Liquor Store purchased by brothers-in-law
Norby's recognized for 90 years of membership
Full WE Fest lineup announced
'Beauty and the Beast' debuts to magical $350M globally
Women on a roll: Female directors dominate at Fargo Film Festival
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Donald "Don" Darrell Schermerhorn
Donna Mae Graffis
Lorraine M. Fingalson
Lyle E. Donley
Jeffrey M. Webber
Letter: 'Extreme vetting' is a sham--we're already as safe as we can be
Letter: Eken says attack against him by fellow senator was 'flat-out lie'
Another Republican wedge issue to divide Minnesotans?
Letter: 'Repeal and replace' plan means tax cuts for the rich, fewer health benefits for the American people
Now is the time for next Farm Bill
Signs of spring: The lark and pasque flowers
Brad Laabs column: There's still quality lake ice for fishing
Waiting for Woodie Camp: Young waterfowlers can attend free, weeklong summer camp
Blane Klemek column: Pileated woodpecker can hollow out trees like a buzzsaw
Brad Laabs column: Get your poop in a scoop and clean up the lake, anglers!
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'
A $10,000 drop in the bucket: Red Kettle campaign gets big boost from anonymous donor in DL
Pine to Palm
December 4, 2014
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
November 25, 2014
Lawmaker says consultant should repay MNsure fee
ST. PAUL -- A Minnesota state lawmaker is asking the state attorney general to pursue recovery of money paid to controversial economist Jonathan Gruber for work he did to help set up Minnesota’s health care exchange. Gruber, an economist from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology...
November 25, 2014 - 7:58am
November 19, 2014
MNsure enrollment underway, avoiding problems of initial rollout
DULUTH, Minn. -- Count Jenny St. George as a fan of the people who help other people sign up for health insurance. “It’s really, really...
November 19, 2014 - 8:06am
October 29, 2014
MNsure mishandled marketing money, audit finds
ST. PAUL -- MNsure’s marketing department approved more than $925,000 in contract work without first obtaining required authorization, according to a financial audit released Tuesday by the state legislative auditor’s office. The money was available and planned for in the budget,...
October 29, 2014 - 8:09am
October 16, 2014
MNsure promises better website this year
ST. PAUL -- Shoppers on the MNsure health insurance exchange will encounter a much improved user experience when open enrollment begins next month, officials said Wednesday. The state-run exchange was plagued by glitches with its website and an overwhelmed call center during last...
October 16, 2014 - 1:30pm
October 15, 2014
MNsure average rate hike? Define average.
ST. PAUL -- When MNsure’s open enrollment period begins Nov. 15, most shoppers on the state-run health insurance exchange will find higher premiums than they saw last year. Exactly how much higher is a source of contention. The Minnesota Department of Commerce this month released...
October 15, 2014 - 8:42am
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
September 17, 2014
MNsure’s largest insurer to drop out of exchange
ST. PAUL -- The largest and lowest-cost provider of private health plans on the MNsure system is pulling out for next year, saying it’s “not sustainable” to continue. PreferredOne’s exit is disappointing and may require some scrambling for its current enrollees, but it...
September 17, 2014 - 8:16am
July 31, 2014
MNsure to pay $3 million for additional website help
ST. PAUL -- MNsure plans to spend another $3.16 million for help from a New York-based consultant with fixes to its troubled information technology system. The state’s health insurance exchange agreed this spring to spend $4.95 million for assistance from Deloitte in assessing...
July 31, 2014 - 8:05am
July 29, 2014
8,700 MinnesotaCare enrollees given bad information on MNsure switch
ST. PAUL -- The state Department of Human Services is moving quickly to correct an error in notices sent to more than 8,700 people in the MinnesotaCare health insurance program. The incorrect information was sent in a July 17 notice that told enrollees they needed to make a payment...
July 29, 2014 - 7:54am
July 23, 2014
Dayton asks for earlier release of MNsure policy rates
ST. PAUL -- Long before Minnesotans go to the polls in November, they should have a good idea of what health insurance premiums will look like for next year. Gov. Mark Dayton on Tuesday called for the release of rates by about Oct. 1, so long as the state Commerce Department has...
July 23, 2014 - 7:55am
July 17, 2014
MNsure report finds mixed results; 399 defects but system secure
ST. PAUL -- The second phase of a consultant’s report sends mixed signals about the performance of MNsure’s information technology system. On one hand, MNsure has been failing to track all the defects with its website, with the new report tallying 399 open defects — much...
July 17, 2014 - 8:15am
July 3, 2014
State lapse leaves MNsure health applicants in the lurch
ST. PAUL -- At least 16,000 low-income health insurance applicants never received letters telling them that the state needed more information, and many remain uninsured. State officials disclosed the mistake Wednesday and blamed the problem on human error. The notices were supposed...
July 3, 2014 - 8:30am
July 1, 2014
MNsure: Quarter million enrolled for health insurance through state’s online marketplace
DULUTH — In numbers released Monday, MNsure said more than a quarter of a million Minnesotans have enrolled for health care through its online health insurance marketplace that arose following passage of the federal Affordable Care Act in 2010. For Jenny Peterson, executive...
July 1, 2014 - 8:05am
June 19, 2014
Report: MNSure’s online system flawed, needs work
ST. PAUL -- MNsure’s online system for managing people’s health coverage needs a lot of work before November, when the next big wave of people trying to buy coverage through the health exchange begins. Deloitte, a consultant hired by MNsure to guide fixes, reviewed 73 portions...
June 19, 2014 - 8:15am