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Defying the odds: Minnesota woman delivers baby that wasn't expected to live
As new wood materials become stronger, 'plyscrapers' challenge concrete and steel
Former labor secretary elected to lead Democratic party
Delays, new forms and more: Get ready for 2017 tax season
There's a new top concern for vehicle owners, study shows
DNR staff highlight need for Minn. license fee increase
Bemidji coach issues apology for prep hockey brawl with Brainerd
Boys Basketball: 'Jacks top MACCRAY
Palmer, Bryan share Honda Classic lead
Local Roundup: Wildcats bounce back with vengeance
New London Little Theatre Review: 'Opal's Million Dollar Duck' is genuine
'9 to 5' one for the ages -- even in Willmar: Musical on Barn stage through Feb. 26
Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80
Golden Globe Awards: 'La La Land' Breaks Record for Most Win
Streaming overtakes U.S. digital music sales for first time: Nielsen
'Fire & Ice': Diamond Edge figure skating show is Saturday, Sunday in Willmar
Around our region published Feb. 22
Many Americans unaware of important heart health numbers: survey
Slow cooker recipes for easy meals on weeknights
Training can help surgeons tell patients best and worse scenarios
Keith L. Kendall
Lawrence "Junior" Johnson, Jr.
Phillips: A well-timed letter reminded me to look for kindness
Perennials potentially damaged from early-season warmup
Little things make a big difference with gardening
Wishing loved one could let go of life should not bring guilty feelings
Tribune Editorial: Willmar City Council makes a good Holland decision
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
August 25, 2016
Mylan offers discounts on EpiPen after Clinton criticism
Mylan NV said on Thursday, Aug. 25, it would reduce the out-of-pocket cost of its severe allergy treatment EpiPen through a discount program,...
August 25, 2016 - 8:43pm