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Law Enforcement Blotter: Friday, June 23 through Sunday, June 25
Meet the new Pet of the Week: Elvis Pigsley (w/video)
Crash near Nelson sends driver to hospital
Driver injured in I-94 crash near Osakis
Big car show wheels into Alexandria
Sladek takes second at Pepsi Little People's Golf Tournament
Alexandria Horseshoe League
Legion Baseball: Alex wins a couple, loses a couple in home tourney
Morken: Easy to see why wins piled up for the Panthers
Area baseball players make state all-tournament teams
Ralph Covert plays family concert at Evansville Art Center
Lincoln students compete at global Destination Imagination competition
Golfer Tom Lehman speaks at July 7 faith lunch
Osakis church holds community supper
Engaged - Strater and Lambert
Engaged - Bruzik and Johnson
Engaged - Fogelson and Gibbons
Engaged - Teichert and Kelly
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Courrier lands nice bass
Big fish highlight third Douglas County Bowfishing Challenge
Mike Frisch: Finding June walleyes
Walleye bite picks up on some area lakes
Osakis walleye tourney set for this weekend
Janice "Jan" Larsen
Lorraine G. Van Santen
Mary Anna Louise Swenson
Wanda Jean Tramm
THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN: Views by the Echo Press Editorial Board
It's Our Turn: A life without my mom
Commentary: Water wells are safe
Editorial: Newspapers still top choice for news
In the Know: Help available for businesses
4-H announces K-3 summer camps
Master gardener shares cold-hardy plant information
Many options for shade plants
Extension service helps with pressure canning
What's going on with the evergreens??
On the Street
A race to get people in the door of downtown businesses
Chamber holds 26th annual golf tournament
Tolkkinen joins Echo Press staff
JCI Minnesota looking for outstanding young Minnesotans
hires and promotions
On The Street
March 17, 2017
MNsure backers make their case
ST. PAUL — A move to connect Minnesota to the federal health exchange would cost the state millions of dollars and jeopardize health coverage...
March 17, 2017 - 7:17pm
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