With her presidential campaign behind her, 6th District Michele Bachmann hosted a press conference calling for routine audits for state and federal low-income health insurance programs. The proposal comes after word that Minnesota is part of a federal probe into the possibility the state inflated premiums, increasing reimbursements for HMOs.
Police: Teen with machete damages shelves at Eden Prairie grocery store
Police arrested the 18-year-old at Jerry's Foods.
Ringo Starr's late cancellation of MN show was because he has COVID-19
The Beatles drummer was due to perform in Minnesota Sunday.
Fire destroys cafe, two other business properties in downtown Fairfax
A former pizza joint was also destroyed, while two other properties were damaged.
Woman dies from injuries in crash that killed her husband, another man
The couple in their 80s died in the collision near Lake Lillian.
2 Park Nicollet employees convicted of embezzling $500,000
The pair worked at a CPAP clinic in St. Louis Park.
No Jingle Ball this year? Twin Cities left off iHeartRadio holiday tour
The annual touring event usually visits the Xcel Energy Center.
Target gives first look at some of its Deal Days discounts
The Minneapolis retailer is holding its Deal Days event earlier than ever, in an attempt to drive sales after a turbulent year.
Man dies after crashing truck into western Wisconsin lake
The victim was unable to make it to shore despite being able to get out of his truck.
Sheriff: Man who didn't return to campsite died in ATV crash
It happened at the Foothills State Forest and Spider Lake ATV Recreation Area
Chinese billionaire settles lawsuit over alleged rape in Minneapolis
The tech billionaire was accused of sexually assaulting a University of Minnesota student in 2018.
Frontline worker payments: Over a million Minnesotans to get $487.45
Gov. Tim Walz says the payments will start going out on Wednesday.
Ed Sheeran to bring North America stadium tour to Minneapolis
It's the second show announced for the Vikings stadium in 2023.
Congressional investigators probe Minnesota's Medicaid bills
Congress is seeking more information and documents from state officials into whether four HMOs artificially inflated Medicaid costs to illegally receive federal matching dollars.
Congress sends stinging message to Minnesota about Medicaid
Two powerful members of Congress sent a sharply worded letter to Minnesota Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson, KSTP reports. They want Jesson to answer some pointed questions about Minnesota's $4 billion Medicaid program. Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, and Rep. Darrell Issa, R-California, fear the state has improperly received roughly $500 million in federal Medicaid reimbursements in the past decade. Jesson has said an independent auditor will look into it.
Federal lawmakers press Dayton administration on Medicaid funds
Minnesota Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson took aggressive questions from lawmakers of both parties on her visit to Capitol Hill. Jesson was in Washington to defend Minnesota's handling of Medicaid, joint program of the state and federal governments.
Medicaid numbers soar in Minnesota
The number of Minnesotans on Medicaid shot up at nearly twice the national rate over the past two years, while state costs soared by 40 percent to surpass $4 billion for the first time. There now are about 733,000 Minnesotans in the state-federal health insurance program for the poor -- called Medical Assistance in Minnesota -- an increase of 125,000 in two years, according to a new federal study.
Dayton seeks Medicaid cost savings
The Dayton administration is asking the federal government to approve changes to Minnesota's Medicaid program that could save the state $151 million over five years, the Pioneer Press reports. Some of the savings would come through a proposal that asks the federal government to pay for state costs in mental health care, which the feds may not go for, one observer says.
Michele Bachmann campaign raises $550,000 for reelection bid
The Minnesota Congresswoman is seeking another term representing Minnesota's 6th District. Bachmann dropped out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination in January. Three Democratic candidates are looking to challenge Bachmann in November.
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