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Raiders control tempo in victory over Rebels
Trojans use scoring runs to spoil Hornet opener
Laker dance teams kick off season at home Saturday
Laker boys start season with big home stand and new coaching staff
Two-time defending champs heavy favorites in Class A
Establishing an early homestead in Becker County (Part 2 of 3)
Reacting the christian way
Lakes Area Prayer Wall
First Lutheran Foundation of Detroit Lakes
Friends & Neighbors
It's a farm-fresh family thing: Roasted, Baked in DL set to open
Gas prices up average of three cents in Minnesota
Practical money matters: Focus on credit factors, not credit scores
Tax delinquency list updated
ERA Northland has a new realtor
'World's best tribute to young Elvis' comes to Detroit Lakes Saturday
Area students participating in Concordia Christmas Concerts
Award-winning country artist Phil Vassar coming to Shooting Star Friday
Great American Think-Off solicits questions for anniversary debate
It's beginning to look a lot like...
Eugene (Gene) A. Nelson
Lorna M. Schons
Lorna M. Schons
Dwight E. Teiken
Editorial: Becker County scams - why can't we stop them?
Thanks to teachers for attended Legion Auxiliary Appreciation Tea
Welcome to Washington, Mr. President-Elect
Letter: Osage gun range story should have focused on neighbors
Editorial: Minnesota is second-most charitable state
It's December, bring on the ice fishing!
This is the time to go after trophy muskies
Wanted: More deer hunters in Minnesota
Now is the time to plan a Boundary Waters trip
Lot of activity as autumn turns towards winter
'An Andy and Bing Christmas': Former NFL player to bring classic Christmas show to DL
Holiday Train rolls into Detroit Lakes Dec. 12
Buy a Christmas tree, help a kid: Young Life fundraiser is popular in Detroit Lakes
Wearing their hearts on their sleeves: Detroit Lakes siblings launch Arktikos clothing line to help polar bears
Duck for President! No, Farmer Brown!: Mock election, book reading, patriotic crafts and more at museum Saturday
Pine to Palm
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
June 12, 2014
Minnesota’s uninsured rate drops 40 percent under Affordable Care Act
ST. PAUL -- The first comprehensive look at how the federal Affordable Care Act has changed health insurance in Minnesota shows a 40 percent decline in the number of people lacking coverage between September and May. Released Wednesday, the study from University of Minnesota researchers...
June 12, 2014 - 8:22am
May 8, 2014
MNsure ‘outreaches’ with enrollment grant
MNsure released the 2014 Outreach and Enrollment Grant Request for Proposals, encouraging organizations interested in assisting MNsure with outreach and enrollment to apply. MNsure is issuing $4 million in grants targeted to fund outreach and enrollment efforts from September 1,...
May 8, 2014 - 1:30pm
April 30, 2014
Mahube: MNsure now working well
Even though the open enrollment window for MNsure has closed, the website is still available to those needing to make changes or who still need to register for medical assistance and MinnesotaCare. MNsure is the health insurance exchange that is the state’s equivalent to the...
April 30, 2014 - 4:00pm
MNsure offers retroactive coverage in some cases
ST. PAUL -- MNsure announced two new options Tuesday for select groups of consumers to purchase coverage in the coming weeks through the state’s new health insurance marketplace. The options are intended to help people who either struggled with technical problems while trying...
April 30, 2014 - 9:11am