STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Mini-med plans not regular insurance
Limited medical insurance plans known as mini-med plans may not offer protection Minnesotans expect, the state commerce commissioner said.
Mini-med plans are bare-bones policies that pay less than no... Posted on 7/28/12 at 6:59 PM
BOY SCOUT BLOG Timeless Values - Duty, Honor and the Boy Scout Tradtion
"On my honor, I will do my best . . . ." Ever since 1910 when an American businessman brought the scouting movement from England to the United States, the young men of the Boy Scouts of Amer... Posted on 11/13/09 at 10:19 AM
A little known practice called telephone “traffic pumping,” used by adult chat lines, dating hotlines, and free teleconferencing services have been secretly impacting the bottom line on Minnesota consumers’ phone bills.
Minnesota exports of agricultural, mining and manufactured products reached a first-quarter record of $4.9 billion, up 2 percent from the same period a year ago, according to figures released by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).
The Minnesota Department of Commerce announced a first-of-its-kind competitive grant opportunity this week for nonprofit organizations working to advance the dream of successful homeownership for Minnesota families.
The Minnesota Department of Commerce says that 81,970 Minnesota consumers who purchased travel insurance on Travelocity.com between June 1, 2009 and January 24, 2012 will receive nearly $2.5 million in refunds.
With reports last week week that more than 14 million American homeowners are in foreclosure or delinquent on their mortgage payments, Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman advised struggling Minnesota homeowners to use caution as they pursue modifications to their home loans.
The Minnesota Department of Revenue launched its new e-Services online system this week. This new system is replacing e-File Minnesota and will offer a wider variety of services to 400,000 business taxpayers and tax preparers.
The Minnesota Department of Commerce today launched a newly redesigned, user-friendly website. The new site, mn.gov/commerce , is designed to provide easier access to information and deliver better service to Minnesota consumers and businesses.
The Minnesota Department of Commerce received notice Monday afternoon that 108 loads of gasoline with above-regulation concentrations of ethanol were distributed to more than 60 gas stations and coops over a four-hour period on Saturday, October 8.
Five hundred tons, or over 1 million pounds, of Minnesota consumers have weighed-in at the Minnesota Department of Commerce’s State Fair booth since last Thursday. More than 7,000 fairgoers – precisely weighed by the department’s Weights and Measures equipment – have had the opportunity to learn a little more about what the state’s Commerce Department does to protect Minnesota consumers every day.
The Minnesota Department of Commerce is continuing to crack down on unlicensed debt settlement companies using deceptive practices to market their services and charging excessive fees to Minnesota consumers.
The Minnesota Department of Commerce, Office of Energy Security (OES) said the state will soon receive its first installment of federal Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funds for the Minnesota Energy Assistance Program (EAP).
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