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Higher minimum wage, new laws begin Aug. 1 in Minnesota
Willmar Utilities to test its network security
Former ag association treasurer to serve jail time for $50,000 theft
Angel investor group to focus on agriculture development in Kandiyohi County
Study looking at economic feasibility for whitewater park in Granite Falls
Fighting injuries, Vikings OL Loadholt plans to retire
MLB notebook: Yankees send Chapman to Cubs
Vikings rookie Treadwell says he's finally healthy after 2014 injury
10 possibilities for Twins' GM job
Injury forces Loadholt to retire
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Sharing Netflix or HBO Go passwords now a federal crime
'My Ocean': On the Ordway Prairie in west central Minnesota
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Swanson — Winther
Schmidt -- Danielson
Lang -- Nieman
Frye -- Birkland
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
R. Vernon Benson
Stanley A. Nelson
Linda Kay Larson
Fern A. Heglund
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Commentary: Ted Cruz holds his nose
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Cartoon by Chris Britt
Commentary: Herr Trumpf, how horrifying
December 24, 2013
Obamacare signup deadline pushed back to today
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As Americans scrambled to beat a deadline to sign up for insurance under President Barack Obama's healthcare law, the White House gave most consumers an extra day, until Tuesday, to obtain coverage that starts January 1.
December 24, 2013 - 12:34am
December 20, 2013
Last-minute Obamacare exemption for those with canceled plans
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration made a major last-minute policy shift on Thursday, saying the change would help Americans meet a looming deadline to replace insurance plans canceled because of new standards under Obamacare reforms.
December 20, 2013 - 7:56am
December 3, 2013
One million new visits to Obamacare website Monday: White House
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's chief of staff said on Tuesday that more than 1 million new visitors had checked out the HealthCare.gov website on Monday, the first day after a major overhaul of the troubled site used to shop for health insurance required under new...
December 3, 2013 - 10:59am
With website improved, Obama to pitch health plan
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will try to sell the American people on the relaunch of his troubled healthcare program on Tuesday in a bid to restore confidence in his signature domestic policy initiative and, more broadly, in his presidency.
December 3, 2013 - 6:36am
December 2, 2013
HealthCare.gov website faces new tests as traffic builds
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama and his HealthCare.gov website face another critical test starting this week, as Americans who have been unable to enroll in health coverage under Obamacare rush to a site that continues to face challenges.
December 2, 2013 - 7:27am
November 20, 2013
Some cyber security experts recommend shutting Obamacare site
(Reuters) - President Barack Obama's HealthCare.gov site is riddled with security flaws that put user data of millions of people at risk and it should be shut down until fixed, several technology experts warned lawmakers on Tuesday.
November 20, 2013 - 7:59am
November 19, 2013
Health law helpers finding more luck on HealthCare.gov
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Healthcare workers assisting people to sign up for insurance on the HealthCare.gov marketplace on Monday told Reuters they had noticed improvement in the problem-plagued website.
November 19, 2013 - 7:49am
November 15, 2013
House passes Republican bill to let insurers offer old health plans
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The House of Representatives on Friday approved a Republican bill that would allow insurers to continue to offer for another year healthcare plans that do not comply with the higher standards of benefits under President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law. The...
November 15, 2013 - 1:40pm
U.S. official in July feared HealthCare.gov 'crash'
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Almost three months before the botched launch of HealthCare.gov, a U.S. health official expressed frustration with a main contractor working on the website, fearing quality assurance issues could "crash the plane at take-off," according to government documents...
November 15, 2013 - 7:43am
November 14, 2013
Obama, under political pressure, allows renewals of canceled health plans
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama bowed to political pressure from his fellow Democrats on Thursday and announced a plan to let insurers...
November 14, 2013 - 11:56am
November 13, 2013
White House tech chief says 'making progress' fixing HealthCare.gov
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top government information technology officials were set to testify to Congress on Wednesday that they were making headway...
November 13, 2013 - 9:52am
November 12, 2013
Initial Obamacare enrollment estimates far short of targets: reports
(Reuters) - Initial enrollment estimates for President Barack Obama's healthcare reform program show participation is falling far short of expectations, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal, raising pressure on the White House to get its rollout back on track.
November 12, 2013 - 6:48am
November 11, 2013
Early Obamacare data to signal how many still waiting to enroll
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration will release healthcare enrollment numbers for Obamacare's rocky October rollout this week that could be more important for what they fail to say, than for what they do.
November 11, 2013 - 8:04am
November 8, 2013
Contrite Obama apologizes for healthcare insurance pledge, website
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama apologized on Thursday to Americans who are losing their healthcare insurance policies, saying in an interview that he regrets "we weren't as clear as we needed to be" about the reforms of his landmark healthcare restructuring.
November 8, 2013 - 10:49am
November 6, 2013
Top U.S. insurer expects Obamacare enrollment extension
(Reuters) - One of the largest health insurers on the Obamacare online marketplaces said on Wednesday it expects the U.S. government to extend enrollment for new coverage plans because of technical problems that have frustrated millions of potential applicants.
November 6, 2013 - 1:40pm