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Trump says 'nothing funny' about 'Saturday Night Live' mockery
Trump inauguration protest groups demand access to Washington sites
Trump fills homeland security, environment, China ambassador jobs
Republican wins recount, GOP gains Senate control
KMS Marching Saints join mass band, choir at Pearl Harbor 75th anniversary
Willmar WarHawks respond in force to Kennedy Elementary second grader's letter
Cards 3-0 after victory over Dassel-Cokato
Cardinal girls can't hold off Northern Lakes
Gophers slip past New Jersey team to go to 8-1
Becker hands Card girls first loss
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Read Live it! December-January issue
Knowing personalized risk for diabetes may not change lifestyles
Ronald A. Olson
Luella O. Carlson
Janet L. Pearson
Marsall Kim Brinton
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Parker commentary: Donald Trump's demagogic illogic
Thomas commentary: Remembering Pearl Harbor at 75
Cohen commentary: Echoes of Weimar Germany should not be ignored
Letter: Taking God's word as truth
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
November 30, 2016
More Minnesotans take advantage of health insurance aid
ST. PAUL—Soaring insurance premiums apparently jolted Minnesotans into seeking federal aid to pay for their policies. The state's health...
November 30, 2016 - 9:28am
November 15, 2016
Chronic illnesses drive soaring health insurance costs in Minn.
ST. PAUL — Chronically ill Minnesotans are driving up health insurance premiums so much that state officials are rushing to deal with the...
November 15, 2016 - 7:13am
November 11, 2016
Individual Medica insurance policies no longer for sale in MN
ST. PAUL—Minnesotans looking to buy new Medica individual insurance policies, but have not already made the purchase for 2017, are out...
November 11, 2016 - 11:32am
November 3, 2016
MNsure signs month's worth of customers in 2 days
ST. PAUL — Technology issues are fixed and the state's MNsure health insurance sales program has enrolled 10,000 Minnesotans, a mark not...
November 3, 2016 - 9:04pm
Numbers show magnitude of MNsure phone attack
ST. PAUL—Dramatic numbers show something was up when the MNsure state agency opened individual health insurance policy sales. On Tuesday,...
November 3, 2016 - 12:40am
November 1, 2016
Primer: What you need to know about MNsure enrollment
ST. PAUL — The first day of Minnesota's open enrollment period for the individual health care market is Tuesday. It's a very unusual time,...
November 1, 2016 - 7:30am
October 31, 2016
Dayton, leaders plan meeting to talk about soaring health insurance
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders are discussing how they can deal with soaring health insurance premiums....
October 31, 2016 - 10:50pm
October 28, 2016
Dayton offers proposal for 25 percent reduction in health insurance premiums
ST. PAUL — Minnesotans who buy individual health insurance policies would get either state or federal aid to deal with soaring premiums...
October 28, 2016 - 8:15am
October 25, 2016
AARP sues U.S. agency over employee wellness programs
A lobbying group representing older Americans sued the Obama administration on Monday, Oct. 24, claiming regulations for programs designed to...
October 25, 2016 - 8:42am
October 21, 2016
Lawmakers hear local concerns about rising health insurance costs
WILLMAR — Rep. Dave Baker, R-Willmar, and Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Daudt, R-Crown, gathered a small group of insurance brokers and...
October 21, 2016 - 9:49am
Advice to health plan buyers: Shop early, seek tax credits
WILLMAR — With open enrollment less than two weeks away for individual health plans through the MNsure exchange, the consumer's best bet...
October 21, 2016 - 9:45am
October 20, 2016
Feds find MNsure tech vulnerabilities, but state says they are fixed
ST. PAUL—MNsure had several key technology vulnerabilities last summer, a federal report has concluded. The report from the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Inspector General found that MNsure, the state-run health insurance exchange, did have security...
October 20, 2016 - 5:00am
October 17, 2016
Capitol Chatter: 'Not affordable' insurance quote spurs lots of talk
ST. PAUL—"The reality is the Affordable Care Act is no longer affordable for increasing numbers of people." Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton...
October 17, 2016 - 7:44am
October 5, 2016
Minnesota considering special session on health insurance problem
ST. PAUL - The governor and legislative leaders failed to agree on calling a special legislative session to spend $1 billion on construction...
October 5, 2016 - 4:45pm
September 3, 2016
Minnesota Opinion: Our health bills are high enough already
Aphysician who sees patients every day — patients with health insurance — Dr. Laura Dean of suburban St. Paul hears the complaint often. "I pay more and more and I get less and less," she said her patients are telling her. Can you relate? Most Minnesotans would nod yes....
September 3, 2016 - 2:15am