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Challenge yourself and your friends to end hunger this summer: 'Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless" campaign launches in July
DL School Board approves $39 million budget for FY 2018
A recipe for success: Richville cafe owner starts 'A Little Summer Fun' to keep town alive
Collin Peterson to speak at health care forum in DL
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Thielen draws a crowd at Norseman Motors
Grunewald inspires; Ukkelberg third at USATF decathlon
State BMX Championship Series in DL July 1-2
Lamoureux campers, organizers wrapping up successful venture
Vikings' special teams spots up for grabs
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
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
Rock of the 70s Tour comes to Shooting Star June 23: Iconic bands to take the stage in Mahnomen for one night only
Miles W. "Pete" Peterson
Richard M. Lynch
LilyAnn Evelyn (Flermoen) Roed
James Ray Peach
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?
Guest Editorial: Avoid trouble at your door
McFeely: Star Lake Casino project hits a possible snag
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
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
April 17, 2014
MNsure paying firm $4.95 million for help fixing website
ST. PAUL -- For help figuring out how to fix its troubled website, MNsure is paying $4.95 million to a New York firm that’s successfully created health insurance exchanges in four other states. Deloitte LLP designed and developed online insurance marketplaces that are working...
April 17, 2014 - 12:30pm
April 9, 2014
Dayton advisers won’t attend MNsure hearing
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton said his advisers won’t testify before a legislative oversight committee today because Republicans are trying to turn the hearing on Minnesota’s health insurance exchange into “a farce.” “They’re making a mockery of the word ‘oversight,’...
April 9, 2014 - 8:17am
April 3, 2014
GOP congressman grills MNsure leader
An Arizona congressman went on the offensive against Minnesota's health insurance exchange during a Thursday U.S. House hearing in Washington. Republican U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar shot his first question to MNsure interim CEO Scott Leitz, asking why the state would pay nearly $27,000...
April 3, 2014 - 3:07pm
April 2, 2014
As deadline passes, MNsure exceeds sign-up goal
ST. PAUL -- More than 169,200 Minnesotans signed up for health insurance through the online marketplace MNsure by a Monday deadline — roughly 35,000 more than its enrollment goal. MNsure officials touted the preliminary enrollment numbers as a major turnaround for the program,...
April 2, 2014 - 8:27am
April 1, 2014
Hectic day as Minnesotans race the clock for health coverage
ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans swamped the state’s health care marketplace call centers, strained its website and flocked to help centers to beat...
April 1, 2014 - 8:39am
March 27, 2014
MNsure sees more website problems as interest surges ahead of deadline
ST. PAUL -- With the final enrollment deadline nearing, MNsure is seeing a surge in interest among people seeking health insurance — and experiencing...
March 27, 2014 - 9:08am
March 20, 2014
MNsure targets young people as insurance deadline nears
ST. PAUL – It’s crunch time at MNsure. If people don’t get health insurance by March 31, they could face penalties under the federal Affordable Care Act. Plus, people who don’t meet the coverage deadline likely won’t have another chance to buy an insurance policy until ...
March 20, 2014 - 10:39pm
March 12, 2014
MNsure plans to spend $12.5 million for website, call center fixes
ST. PAUL -- MNsure wants to spend an additional $12.5 million this year to continue repairs to its website and call center, officials said Wednesday, as they unveiled plans for a balanced budget in 2015. During a meeting Wednesday in St. Paul, the MNsure board approved a $39.8 million...
March 12, 2014 - 9:58pm
February 27, 2014
MNsure lowers enrollment projections, makes contingency plans to slash spending
ST. PAUL -- MNsure is significantly cutting enrollment projections, and planning how it would make cuts if needed next year to prevent a budget shortfall. New projections for 2015 show enrollments in commercial insurance plans are about 25 percent below figures presented in January,...
February 27, 2014 - 8:41am
February 25, 2014
MNsure simplifies payments
ST. PAUL -- Some MNsure customers say they were confused by the state-run health insurance marketplace's payment practice, so its officials are streamlining it. Customers no longer will be sent an invoice issued by MNsure for the first month’s premium. MNsure officials said that...
February 25, 2014 - 8:16am
February 22, 2014
MNsure supporters seeing some improvement
MNsure rolled out commercials with real people talking about how the state-run health insurance marketplace helped them. And a key MNsure supporter promoted a study showing that Minnesota policies are less expensive than in other states. It is a campaign to draw attention...
February 22, 2014 - 5:00pm