State officials are working on setting up a public health insurance exchange for Minnesota. Meanwhile, a private version of the same concept is catching on quickly with businesses looking to cut insurance costs.
Walz, judge in dispute over Feeding Our Future case
A Ramsey County judge disputed Walz's claims that the Minnesota Department of Education was ordered by the court to resume payments to Feeding Our Future.
2 dead, 1 with life-threatening injuries in Hwy. 7 crash
Both drivers were not wearing their seatbelt, according to the State Patrol.
15-year-old Richfield football game shooting suspect arrested
A 16-year-old accused of instigating the altercation is also in custody.
3 arrested after homicide, burglary in Inver Grove Heights
Charges of first-degree murder and first-degree burglary are pending.
Woman dies after becoming trapped in Waseca house fire
Police tried to enter the home but heavy smoke prevented them from getting inside.
Eden Prairie-based crypto company files for bankruptcy
The company operates crypto-mining centers.
1 dead, 2 with life-threatening injuries in Minnesota crash
The crash happened just after 7:30 p.m. Friday.
School bus carrying students plunges into river southwest of Fargo
None of the kids suffered life-threatening injuries, though some were taken to area hospitals.
Richfield High School cancels weekend events after shooting
Two men were shot outside the school's football stadium
Sound of shots, mass panic at Richfield football game streamed live on YouTube
Gunfire caused panic at a varsity football game Friday night.
Gunfire outside stadium halts Richfield/Kennedy football game
This is a developing story.
K-9 search leads to $36K fentanyl seizure during traffic stop
A traffic stop was made after the vehicle was seen speeding through the area.
Dayton starts two health care task forces for insurance exchange, cost cutting
One task force will design Minnesota's version of a health insurance exchange, which is required under the new federal health care law. The other will look more broadly at ways to cut costs and improve quality in the state's health care system.
Showdown looming over Minnesota health insurance exchange
Gov. Dayton may not be able to create an exchange without legislators on board, and Republicans aren't likely to support a state-run insurance marketplace. The problem is the federal health care overall requires that states show they can run their own exchanges, and if they can't, the federal government will step in to do it for them.
North Dakota could become first state to build health care exchange
Lawmakers there could approve a bill during a special session this week to authorize a health insurance exchange system, one of the requirements of federal health reform. The idea is to create a website to help consumers compare the costs and benefits of different policies.
Minnesota gets $26 million federal grant for health insurance exchange
The state on Wednesday announced it's receiving more money to continue work on a health insurance exchange, which is meant to help consumers compare and buy health insurance plans.
Dayton: Health insurance exchange may require Legislature's help
Gov. Dayton on Monday said legislation may be necessary to set up the state's health insurance exchange program. He says his administration is still going over the finer points of the federal law and does not yet know whether a bill from the Legislature would be absolutely necessary. Regardless, he says he's hoping for Republicans' cooperation going forward.
Sen. David Hann questions salaries for health insurance exchange staff
"There is no clear purpose for what these people are doing," the Republican senator says about nine staffers who, in total, are receiving more than $787,000 in salary for their work on the state's health insurance exchange system.
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