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Block family adjusting to life after month-long disappearance
Sen. Dan Schoen, Rep. Tony Cornish to resign amid sexual harassment allegations
White House 'nice': Trump pardons turkey raised in Douglas County
County to sue drug companies
Minn. woman arrested on I-94 stop in ND for $1.37 million in pot
Boys basketball: Lakers hoping for a big start
Racing Across the Sky
Osakis girls basketball: New faces in place
Boys basketball: Knights small but mighty
Elks Hoop Shoot contest set for Jan. 7 in Alexandria
Donors can swap books for wine
A family affair: Three generations of women keep salon growing
College to show film about Rwanda war crimes
New Year's Eve in November for Newcomers
Dave & Jean Schonberg
Larry & Terry Sather
Mike Frisch: Lessons on fishing clearer waters
A rare mule deer sighting near Alexandria
DNR: Seven deer presumed positive for CWD in area 603 after initial test
Finally his turn
Opening morning memory
Ann M. Nussbaum
Sharon Marie Martinson
LETTER: A factual commentary about Planned Parenthood
OUR TURN: Social media opens door to hate and unkindness
EDITORIAL: Advice for Black Friday shoppers
LETTER: Who benefits from proposed tax cuts?
LETTER: The religion of Americanism
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
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KCCO going away, but CBS signal may stay
Laven re-elected to the state chamber board
Alex born company now part of global high-tech firm
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October 9, 2015
Five things to know about MNsure
Allison O'Toole, CEO of the state's online health insurance marketplace, MNsure, stopped at the Echo Press Monday to talk about the new enrollment...
October 9, 2015 - 8:26am
September 5, 2014
Hospital's Medicare agreement survives scare
Douglas County Hospital underwent a two and a half day survey with the Minnesota Department of Health this week and received a verbal report that the hospital’s Medicare agreement will not be terminated. The hospital is in compliance with the Medicare conditions of participation...
September 5, 2014 - 12:00am
August 15, 2014
County cuts insurance to avoid penalty
As of January 1, 2015, people who work for three county-related agencies will no longer be insured by Douglas County. During their August 5 meeting, commissioners voted unanimously to discontinue insurance benefits for employees of Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority,...
August 15, 2014 - 12:00am
January 2, 2014
MNsure answers most common questions from consumers
ST. PAUL, Minn. — MNsure today shared these answers to frequently asked questions from consumers. 1. What are the hours for MNsure’s marketplace and Contact Center? The account and application services of MNsure.org are available daily from 6:00 a.m. to midnight. However, the...
January 2, 2014 - 3:53pm
November 11, 2013
How are health care changes affecting you? Newspaper wants to know
How is the Affordable Care Act affecting you? Have you checked out Minnesota’s new health insurance marketplace, MNsure? Will your premiums be going up or down? How is the process going – fairly smooth or filled with glitches? Let the Echo Press know. We’re putting...
November 11, 2013 - 11:50am
September 12, 2013
Insurance rollout brings more debate
ST. PAUL -- A new way for Minnesotans to buy health insurance could provide the lowest premiums in the country, but when state officials announced those numbers Friday, they could not compare the new prices to what consumers pay today. Governor Mark Dayton's administration promoted...
September 12, 2013 - 2:49pm
September 4, 2013
MNsure opens Contact Center to Minnesotans
MNsure's executive director, April Todd-Malmlov, recently announced the opening of MNsure's customer Contact Center, which will provide support for Minnesotans with questions about securing health coverage through MNsure. MNsure representatives will answer questions from individuals...
September 4, 2013 - 1:07pm
August 28, 2013
Letter: Rural residents likely eligible for cost sharing
To the editor: On October 1, 2013, many Americans will begin purchasing insurance from health insurance marketplaces. As they begin to research and purchase insurance, millions for the first time, the cost in premiums for their choice of coverage will be a major consideration. Affordability...
August 28, 2013 - 9:23am
August 24, 2013
Department of Human Services expands role of MNsure in-person assisters
The Minnesota Department of Human Services says that in-person assistance will be available to help MinnesotaCare enrollees get low-cost or free health care coverage through MNsure's In-Person Assister program. In-Person Assisters are community organizations and individuals trained...
August 24, 2013 - 3:22pm
August 16, 2013
Explore options when considering travel insurance
The Minnesota Department of Commerce wants consumers to know that travel insurance is not required to travel. However, it may benefit some consumers but not all. Travel insurance is used to protect against the loss of non-refundable travel costs, such as airfare, hotel and tour expenses....
August 16, 2013 - 12:00am
August 4, 2013
Consumers urged to use caution to avoid insurance policy mill scams
Two recent investigations conducted by the Minnesota Department of Commerce Fraud Bureau uncovered insurance "policy mill" schemes that resulted in felony insurance fraud and forgery charges against individuals who masqueraded as insurance agents bilking their customers out of cash...
August 4, 2013 - 11:51am
August 3, 2013
Commerce department updates insurers on same-sex insurance benefit coverage
Because same-sex marriage in Minnesota is now legally allowed, the state's Department of Commerce and Department of Health issued a joint bulletin to all insurers to provide guidance related to insurance coverage for dependents. "As one of the next steps towards implementing Minnesota's...
August 3, 2013 - 10:34am
July 19, 2013
Video conference for new health coverage plan to take place in Alexandria
The Minnesota Department of Commerce will hold a public meeting via video conference on Monday, July 22 between 1:30 and 3:30 p.m.
July 19, 2013 - 10:05am
July 1, 2013
Explore your options when considering travel insurance
The summer travel season is in full swing and countless Minnesotans will be traveling across the country and around the world in the next few months. Some consumers will be debating about whether to purchase travel insurance for their summer vacations. The Minnesota Department of...
July 1, 2013 - 10:29am
June 5, 2013
Public invited to ObamaCare meeting
The community is invited to an informational meeting on the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) on Monday, June 10 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. or 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Browerville Community Center. The scheduled speaker is Twila Brase from Citizens Council for Health Freedom. The meeting is...
June 5, 2013 - 12:00am