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Convictions published Nov. 25
'We need to stay ahead': Duluth police recruits will test ‘customer service’ training
Former New York Mills teacher acquitted of charge alleging sexual contact with student
Inmate recaptured after walking away from Clay County Jail annex
What we know about the Al Franken accusations and responses
Hibbing native Perunovich leads UMD in scoring from defenseman position
Princeton gets payback, earns series split with Bemidji
Prep Bowl: Eden Prairie captures 11th state title
Heat scorch nets from 3, beat Timberwolves
Wild have had Blues rematch 'circled on the calendar'
David Cassidy, 1970s teen idol who starred on 'The Partridge Family,' dies at 67
Inside RFD-TV, the network that covets rural and older viewers
Charlie Rose harassed us, eight women say
Why is Peter Dinklage still stuck playing characters defined by dwarfism?
From Fred and Ginger to Kate and Leo: When movie couples make fans hope for real-life love
Holidaze parade ushers in holiday season Saturday in downtown Willmar
What you need in your winter survival kit
'Made in America' concerts set by Prairie Arts Chorale
Generations section now available online
500 years of Reformation brings together some 800 people in Willmar
October/November issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it!: The intrigue of arm knitting
Live it! Q&A: Taking a holistic approach to medicine
Lois M. Toupal
Catherine A. Brainard
Commentary: Sen. Franken still hasn't denied grabbing women
Tribune Editorial: Thanksgiving is a time to appreciate all our blessings
Commentary: Did Al Franken make a bad decision, or is he a creep? Look for the pattern.
Analysis: Why Sen. Al Franken could be in a lot more trouble now
Garrison Keillor: It's Thanksgiving. Be Happy.
WCT Sports Show: Volleyball playoff preview
WCT Sports Show: Mid-Season Football Rankings
WCT Sports Show: Area volleyball contenders
WCT Sports Show: Week 3 Pigskin Picks
WCT Sports Show: Ranks! And Picks!
Riley Gregory Muench
Ammermann - Cappiello
November 17, 2017
Rice Hospital explains factors driving employee health insurance hikes
WILLMAR — Rice Memorial Hospital administrators are seeking to explain significant health insurance premium increases that many Rice employees...
November 17, 2017 - 7:07am
November 15, 2017
Health premiums dominate discussion: Willmar council's special session on Rice lease mostly taken up by employee insurance concerns
WILLMAR — The goal of Tuesday's special meeting of the Willmar City Council was to give the public another opportunity to comment on the proposed lease and affiliation of Rice Memorial Hospital to Carris Health, a new subsidiary of CentraCare Health. Instead, the meeting was...
November 15, 2017 - 10:47pm
November 1, 2017
Amid uncertain future, MNsure sign-ups begin
ST. PAUL—Minnesotans who buy insurance on the individual market could start signing up for plans Wednesday as politicians continued to debate the role government should play in providing citizens health insurance. Open enrollment for MNsure, the state's Affordable Care Act marketplace,...
November 1, 2017 - 9:40pm
Co-ops in Hanley Falls, Murdock offer group health to farmer members
HANLEY FALLS — Two area cooperatives are among the first in the state to make group health insurance policies available for farmers. Glacial...
November 1, 2017 - 5:57pm
October 27, 2017
Little changes in Minnesota insurance are expected as enrollment begins
ST. PAUL — The political rhetoric has been much more substantial than changes coming to Minnesotans' 2018 health plans. The federal Affordable...
October 27, 2017 - 2:28pm
October 13, 2017
Trump shuts down subsidies to the Affordable Care Act
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump is throwing a bomb into the insurance marketplaces created under the Affordable Care Act, choosing to end...
October 13, 2017 - 7:13am
October 9, 2017
MNSure CEO sys reinsurance is 'short-term fix'
BRAINERD, Minn. — MNSure CEO Allison O'Toole offered up solutions Monday, Oct. 9, to help make sure health insurance premiums stay flat....
October 9, 2017 - 9:23pm
October 2, 2017
Individual health insurance news better than a year ago
PAUL — Minnesotans who do not have employer or government funded health insurance received good, but not great, news when state officials...
October 2, 2017 - 7:11pm
September 27, 2017
Final individual insurance policy answers coming Monday for Minnesotans
ST. PAUL—The country's health insurance situation is more confusing than ever, but within days at least one segment of Minnesota's population...
September 27, 2017 - 6:15pm
September 17, 2017
Feds still considering Minnesota proposal to lower insurance rates as time running out
ST. PAUL—Minnesota's plan to lower health insurance premiums next year had just one little complication, but it's threatening to turn into a big complication: It requires approval from the federal government. And with time running out, that approval still isn't here.
September 17, 2017 - 7:13pm
August 1, 2017
MNsure enrollees to get four extra weeks to sign up for 2018 health insurance
ST. PAUL — Most Americans will have from Nov. 1 to Dec. 15 this year to get 2018 health insurance on the individual market. Minnesotans...
August 1, 2017 - 9:40pm
July 19, 2017
32 million Americans would lose health coverage if Obamacare is repealed without a replacement, CBO says
WASHINGTON - Thirty-two million Americans would lose their health insurance by 2026 if Obamacare is repealed without a replacement, the U.S....
July 19, 2017 - 5:18pm
July 11, 2017
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
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July 11, 2017 - 12:01am
July 7, 2017
Insurer reaches deal with Children’s Hospitals of Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS -- Children’s Hospitals and Clinics are in-network again for policyholders with Blue Cross and Blue Shield.The Minnesota-based...
July 7, 2017 - 3:21pm
July 5, 2017
Health insurer drops Children’s Hospitals in Minnesota from network
ST. PAUL -- Children’s Hospitals and Clinics are out of network for patients with Blue Cross and Blue Shield insurance, effective Wednesday. The Minnesota-based hospital network and insurance provider did not reach a contract agreement by July 5, the deadline for negotiations set...
July 5, 2017 - 8:49pm