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Labine leaves three-decade legacy with DL track and field
Richards joins RPI in group of nine new faces
Lamoureux Named Force Associate Head Coach
The 10th annual Youth Golf series begins June 29
GOLF: Laker Open registration available online
What your grandchild can teach you about Social Security
Unearthing history:Minnesota couple seeks to remember the 'forgotten woman'
Column: The most significant Minnesota address in 1790
Turning back the pages
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Friends & Neighbors
Could you turn your hobby into a career?
Unemployment rate falls to 3.7 percent in May
BTD Manufacturing ramps up production capacity with new machines
A flavor for everyone: McKinley Nutrition serves teas, shakes in McKinley Plaza
If your old AC no longer beats the heat, it may be time for a new one
MSUM Summer Cinema Series opens July 10: Four summer Mondays to feature silent films and live music
Richwood Winery to host Summer Solstice Festival on Saturday
'A kind of merry war': Shakespeare in the Park's 'Much Ado' opens Thursday at DL's City Park
Duluth benefit concert to spotlight Native American artists
It's time to party!: Oak Crossing fundraiser set for June 23 at Holy Rosary
Ronald L. Brett
Richard P. Molstre
Rick "Joey" Lynch
Jerome (Jerry) Thielen
Letter: Veteran supports raising tobacco age
Opinion: Congress needs to reassert itself on use of force
Letter: New health law must cover pre-existing conditions
Eleven little mallards, swimming in a row
Who is the source of this hateful political climate?
Blane Klemek column: Discovering the scarlet tanager
Column: Fishing and finances
Blane Klemek column: Cuckoos feast on forest tent caterpillars
Warm water fishing is here, time to adjust
Blane Klemek column: Saying goodbye to an old friend
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
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