ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities said Monday that its chancellor has a new three-year contract — almost eight months after the pact was signed. In October, Clarence Hightower, the Board of Trustees chairman, reached the agreement with Chancellor Steven Rosenstone, who will make $387,250 in base salary in the coming school year. The contract never went before the full board for approval — a step MnSCU said was not necessary because trustees had delegated the task to Hightower.
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, whose launch was plagued by website glitches and a low pace of sign-ups.