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Updated with ID: Barrett teen dies in car fire
AgweekTV: Eyes on the Ears
Knowledge Bowl students head to regionals
Blizzard hockey: New Ulm wins game three to end Alexandria's season
Blizzard hockey: Steel force a game three after win in Alexandria
Boys basketball: Minnewaska to face third-seeded Caledonia in state opener
Blizzard hockey: Alexandria heads home with chance to put away the series against New Ulm
Girls basketball: Alexandria finishes sixth in Class AAA state tournament
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
Peggy A Karnis (Steidl)
Archery program keeps seeing growth
New pike regulations coming for opener
Mike Frisch: Plan those 2018 bass outings
Rudy Zwieg Show this weekend: Quick change makes carver a winner
Ice more complex than just frozen water
Rudolph "Rudy" G. Nelson
Brian B. Eide
OUR TURN: A year (and a half) in the life of an editor
COMMENTARY: Now is time to address old views on aging
COMMENTARY: What makes new buffer law special?
EDITORIAL: Make LGA a priority this session
LETTER: A possible solution to gun safety
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
Farmer noticing effects of cold with little snow
Grocery Grab goes toward giving
Smile Drive aims to improve dental health
Brand specialist to speak
Heartland near top for knee replacement
hires and promotions
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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
March 22, 2013
A new place to buy health insurance: MNsure
ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans will be able to shop for health insurance through a state marketplace beginning October 1, but may not see savings for a couple of years. Minutes after Governor Mark Dayton Wednesday signed a bill into law establishing the marketplace, to be known as MNsure,...
March 22, 2013 - 12:00am
March 21, 2013
Interested in serving on new health insurance exchange? Apply now
Governor Mark Dayton announced today that the board for MNSure, Minnesota's health insurance exchange, will be appointed. MNSure is a new marketplace where Minnesota individuals, families and small employers can get quality, affordable health insurance and access tax credits or assistance...
March 21, 2013 - 9:29am
March 20, 2013
Health insurance marketplace moves ahead
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota senators approved 39-28 a health insurance marketplace along party lines Monday, leaving only Governor Mark Dayton's signature as the final step. Dayton is expected to sign the measure that would give Minnesotans a mostly web-based place to buy health insurance,...
March 20, 2013 - 12:00am
March 13, 2013
Health insurance exchange passes in House
On Monday, March 4, the Minnesota House of Representatives passed a bill that will create a state health insurance exchange where Minnesotans can compare and purchase health insurance coverage. Representative Jay McNamar (DFL - Elbow Lake) voted in favor of creating the exchange,...
March 13, 2013 - 12:00am
March 11, 2013
Commerce department urges consumers to review flood insurance needs
As winter conditions turn to spring melting, the Minnesota Department of Commerce is reminding Minnesota homeowners to determine if they may need flood insurance coverage. Flood damage is not covered under a standard homeowner's policy. "Homeowners should closely monitor spring flood...
March 11, 2013 - 10:40am
March 6, 2013
State health insurance marketplace moves ahead
ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans either will get a better deal on health insurance or they will face problems if the Legislature and governor agree on a new way for 1.3 million Minnesotans to buy health insurance. That is how the debate boils down about a bill the Democrat-controlled House...
March 6, 2013 - 12:00am
February 24, 2013
Healthcare law allows consumers to find, compare insurance options
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius recently announced a final rule that will make purchasing health coverage easier for consumers. The policies she outlined will give consumers a consistent way to compare and enroll in health coverage in...
February 24, 2013 - 10:48am
February 23, 2013
Program offers $25,000 grant to make neighborhoods a better place to live
Do you have an idea that would make your community a better place to live, and would $25,000 be a game-changer? From now through March 6, people from the United States and Canada can submit a cause for a chance to win a $25,000 State Farm Neighborhood Assist grant. Neighborhood...
February 23, 2013 - 10:30am
February 16, 2013
Spring break? Commerce Department urges consumers to beware of 'opt-out' travel insurance
Spring Break is fast approaching and countless Minnesotans are searching for a fun and, more importantly, warm destination. These days, all it takes to book your dream Spring Break vacation is a travel website and a few clicks of the mouse. As you shop online, the Minnesota Department...
February 16, 2013 - 1:48pm
February 15, 2013
House votes to expand health coverage for poor Minnesotans
ST. PAUL -- More than 35,000 low-income Minnesotans would gain health-care coverage under a bill the House approved Monday. Representative Tom Huntley, DFL-Duluth, said the federal government would pick up most of the cost under a new health-care law. "The net savings to the state...
February 15, 2013 - 12:00am
February 12, 2013
Insurance fraud is in spotlight this week
To raise awareness, the Minnesota Department of Commerce is highlighting Insurance Fraud Awareness Week, February 11-15, 2013. Insurance fraud costs an average family about $950 a year, and insurance companies and consumers across the United States an estimated $80 million a year,...
February 12, 2013 - 11:32am
January 26, 2013
Minnesota leads nation in rise in organized auto insurance fraud
The Insurance Federation of Minnesota today called on regulators, prosecutors and legislators to redouble their commitment to crack down on No-Fault Auto Insurance Fraud in the state after new statistics released this week showed Minnesota as the state with the nation's highest rate...
January 26, 2013 - 7:01am
January 25, 2013
Minnesota leads in auto insurance fraud
The Insurance Federation of Minnesota (IFM) recently called on regulators, prosecutors and legislators to redouble their commitment to crack down on no-fault auto insurance fraud in the state. The crack-down came after new statistics showed Minnesota as the state with the nation's...
January 25, 2013 - 12:00am