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Man rescued from burning car in Stearns County
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State hockey preview: Cards embrace challenge of facing defending state champ
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Girls basketball: Panthers drop first LEC game to Underwood
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How spiritual life begins
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Alexandria Covenant Church's GriefShare begins Feb. 21
Growing Through Our Grief provides emotional support, education
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Warm weather forcing houses off the ice
Fishing first timers
Mike Frisch: Think spring
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UPDATED: Cross-country snowmobile race won't reach Alexandria
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Perry L. Butcher
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OUR TURN: Trust, facts and bathroom doors
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Corn and Soybean Growers to hold annual meeting
Outwintering Field Day includes tours of Morris dairy herd
Announcing extension intern positions
MDA encourages farmers to participate in nutrient initiative
Farm Storage Facility Loan program expands
Premiere Video closes its doors
REA holds district meeting
AAEDC leads initiatives for 2016 and into 2017
Edgewater Natural Family Medicine opens in Alexandria area
Alexandria Clinic recognized for quality laboratory services
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On The Street
February 3, 2017
MNsure deadline extended to Feb. 8
ST. PAUL — For Minnesotans still wanting to buy health insurance on the individual market, you still have time. The open enrollment period for 2017 health insurance had been scheduled to run through Tuesday, Jan. 31, but the state-run MNsure exchange has authorized a one-week...
February 3, 2017 - 1:00pm
February 1, 2017
LETTER: Retraction or apology?
Editor's note: The writer of a Jan. 27 letter, "Did you vote for this?" sent the following follow-up note, which clarifies how local legislators voted on health insurance relief. To the editor: Paul Anderson, Jeff Backer, and Mary Franson all voted Thursday for the Conference Committee...
February 1, 2017 - 9:00am
January 28, 2017
MnSure extends deadline for those seeking health insurance premium help
ST. PAUL --- Next week's impending deadline for Minnesotans to buy health insurance on the individual market just got a little looser. The open...
January 28, 2017 - 6:32pm
December 2, 2016
COMMENTARY: MNsure can make the best of a difficult situation for consumers
By Allison O'Toole, St. Paul, MN There's no use sugar-coating it. The 5 percent of Minnesotans who buy insurance on their own, rather than getting it through employers or public programs, are in a difficult position. Minnesota's insurance companies are dramatically increasing their...
December 2, 2016 - 6:00am
November 18, 2016
MNsure robocall, web issues still mysteries
ST. PAUL—Minnesota officials still do not have answers to why two technology issues hit MNsure on the first day it sold individual health insurance policies two weeks ago. "Minnesota IT Services continues to investigate this situation and is reviewing the data," spokeswoman...
November 18, 2016 - 7:00am
November 3, 2016
MNsure signs month's worth of customers in two days
ST. PAUL — Technology issues are fixed and the state's MNsure health insurance sales program has enrolled 10,000 Minnesotans, a mark not hit...
November 3, 2016 - 3:47pm
November 2, 2016
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 2, 2016 - 6:29pm
November 1, 2016
About 70 state websites go down as robocalls delay MNsure enrollment
ST. PAUL—The opening of individual health insurance policy sales Tuesday, Nov. 1, was greeted by a robocall effort to block people from...
November 1, 2016 - 6:00pm
MNsure Contact Center extends hours
ST. PAUL, Minn.— Due to historically high call volume on the first day, the MNsure Contact Center will remain open until 7 p.m. tonight, Tuesday, November 1. Callers on hold at 7 p.m. will have their calls answered.
November 1, 2016 - 4:20pm
October 28, 2016
Help available for MNsure signup
Next week, Minnesotans who carry individual health care through MNsure plans may be scrambling, but there is hope and help is available. About 5 percent of Minnesotans — roughly 250,000 people — currently get their coverage from individual plans, while another 5 percent...
October 28, 2016 - 6:00am
October 19, 2016
Growing insurance premiums frustrate farmers
ST. PAUL—Loni Kemp is an example of what farmers and other self-employed Minnesotans face: an ever-increasing health insurance bill and...
October 19, 2016 - 8:00am
October 12, 2016
Minnesotans should shop, compare and save on health insurance
As final 2017 individual market health insurance rates are released by the Minnesota Department of Commerce, MNsure is encouraging Minnesotans to learn about cost-saving opportunities available through the state's online health insurance marketplace.
October 12, 2016 - 2:00am
October 5, 2016
Health insurance rate hikes upset state officials
ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans who buy their own health insurance will pay more next year, in some cases a lot more. Officials of the state Commerce Department and the MNsure Web-based insurance sales site last week announced insurance rates for Minnesotans who buy their own policies will...
October 5, 2016 - 12:00am
September 16, 2016
LETTER: How's Obamacare working out for you?
To the editor: So we learn (letters, Sept. 2) that 61 percent of the DFL fair booth poll participants think universal health care should be the highest priority in the upcoming legislative session. Is that because Obamacare, the "Affordable Care Act," has become the Hindenburg of...
September 16, 2016 - 12:00am
March 4, 2016
LETTER: those with lowest incomes will pay highest costs
To the editor: I signed up for health insurance two years ago. The MNsure website, based on my income, directed me to sign up for Medical Assistance (MA), which I did, believing there would be no costs incurred by me. Unfortunately, I now find that wasn’t true. Somewhere in the...
March 4, 2016 - 12:00am