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Minnesota consumers looking to buy insurance for 2014 will see important changes in law to comply with the health reform in the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Minnesota Department of Commerce is a trusted resource to provide Minnesotans with the health insurance information they need to understand upcoming changes to help make the important decisions for themselves and their families. One of the changes in your health insurance coverage you will see starting January 1, 2014, is a larger set of benefits included in your policy.
Deer hunting licenses are now available for purchase. Hunters who want an either-sex deer or special hunt permit for the coming season must apply by Thursday, Sept. 5, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) said. Hunters should carefully review the list of lottery areas, particularly in extreme northwestern Minnesota and the Iron Range area of northeastern Minnesota. The following permit areas are designated as lottery this year but were not last year: 176, 101, 105, 111, 267 and 268.
Jenna Dunn was an active 26-year-old in 1999, enjoying her life as a graduate student at the University of St. Thomas, when she developed severe meningococcal disease due to infection with the bacterium Neisseria meningitidis, one of the leading causes of meningitis. Despite the fact that Jenna was in the hospital within a couple hours of the onset of her symptoms, she died 17 hours later. Today, Jenna's parents, Barbara Dunn and James Dunn, are involved in efforts to make Minnesotans more aware of meningococcal disease so that other parents won't have to go through what they have.
Wildlife artists can submit entries for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' (DNR) 2014 waterfowl stamp from Monday, Aug. 19, through 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30. The Canada goose is the only eligible species for depiction on the 2014 Minnesota Waterfowl Stamp. Other waterfowl species will not be accepted. Artists are prohibited from using any photographic product as part of their finished entries. Any entry that contains photographic products will be disqualified. Entries will be accepted via mail and in person at DNR headquarters, 500 Lafayette Road, St. Paul.
Generation after generation, parents have taught their children to prepare for college now, which often means in elementary school or even earlier. These days, financial experts like John McDonough are giving parents the same advice. "Can you afford the college that will give them the best chance in life? Will paying for their education force you to have to work well into your golden years?
ValleySCARE in Shakopee, the Upper Midwest's largest Halloween attraction, is looking for demented souls to terrorize the labyrinths and demonic dwellings of its ten mazes and scarezones throughout the Park during Halloween Haunt. The Halloween Haunt is a high-intense event featuring more than 350 gruesome creatures emerging from the darkness, ten spine-chilling haunted attractions, gruesome entertainment and hair-raising signature thrill rides like the Wild Thing, Renegade and Steel Venom rollercoasters.
A watercraft inspector with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) inspects a boat exiting a lake and finds aquatic invasive species (AIS) attached. DNR officials say it's a scenario they experience far too often in their efforts to curb the spread of AIS. "DNR and its partner organizations are working hard this summer to prevent boaters and anglers from transporting invasive species, but we're continuing to see new infestations and are still finding boats and trailers carrying AIS," said Col. Ken Soring, DNR Enforcement director. The latest incident occurred Aug.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. - Motorists on several west central Minnesota highways will encounter lane closures when a pavement marking project begins Aug.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 17 TENNIS Minnewaska at Park Rapids Invite, 9 a.m.
Editor's note: The following is a collection of news briefs from Forum Communication Company newspapers in Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin. MINNESOTA Hearing delayed for grandson in Willmar killing WILLMAR, Minn. -- A court hearing Thursday for a Willmar teen accused of plotting to kill his grandmother was delayed at his attorney's request. Robert Warwick, 17, is one of three teens charged in the strangulation and stabbing death of Lila Warwick, 79.