Rising enrollments for Medicare and Medicaid plans helped boost Minnetonka-based UnitedHealth Group in the second-quarter. The biggest U.S. health insurer says net income rose 5.5 percent to trump Wall Street expectations.
North Dakota's only abortion clinic relocating to Minnesota
A GoFundMe set up to help the clinic make the move to Minnesota has surpassed its $500,000 goal.
Deadly vehicle fire on Interstate 94 west of Fargo
The victim's age and name have not been released.
Overturning Roe v. Wade won't do a 'damn thing' to prevent abortions, Walz says
Gov. Tim Walz signed an executive order Saturday meant to protect abortion access in the state and people who come from out of state seeking one.
Man crossing Highway 13 in Burnsville fatally struck by driver
The victim is a 31-year-old man from Prior Lake.
MNGOP-endorsed candidate Walter Hudson calls for murder charges if people in restricted states travel for legal abortion
"Dick's Sporting Goods desperately wants to kill children," Hudson wrote in a tweet.
Charges: Cop feared for his life during struggle for gun with suspect
Allen Denzel Oliver-Hall has been charged with second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon.
Shootout near Erik's Bike Shop, Lunds & Byerlys in Burnsville
Police say youths were shooting at each other on Saturday afternoon.
Fishermen find body floating in Minnesota River in Shakopee
The body was found upstream from Minnesota River Heritage Park.
Minneapolis man dies after crash leaves him pinned under vehicle
Clemente Garcia, 20, died Wednesday morning.
19-year-old gunned down marks 43rd homicide in Minneapolis this year
The victim's identity has not been released.
Woman breaks free after being kidnapped and taken to Brooklyn Park
The woman was taken by force as she arrived at her work in Plymouth.
UnitedHealth posts big third-quarter net income
Minnetonka-based UnitedHealth Group's third-quarter net income jumped 23 percent, beating expectations, as preparations for retiring Baby Boomers started to pay off for the nation's largest health insurer, the Associated Press reports. UnitedHealth also raised its 2012 earnings forecast.
Ecolab net income jumps 47 percent in 2Q after acquisition
St. Paul-based Ecolab posted second quarter sales that jumped 74 percent to $3 billion thanks to its December acquisition of liquid filtration giant Nalco, the Star Tribune reports. Excluding Nalco, sales rose 3 percent during the quarter. All combined, net income jumped an impressive 47 percent to $184.5 million, or 62 cents a share.
UnitedHealth among insurers to help expose healthcare billing fraud
The Minnetonka-based health insurer has agreed to share more information with federal regulators to root out illicit Medicare billings. UnitedHealth EVP Richard Migliori said, “There are mutual interests here in doing a better job at detecting what’s probably some $80 billion-plus per year in fraudulent payments across private and public sectors." WellPoint Inc and Humana Inc are also participating in the partnership.
Regulators give UnitedHealth green light to buy Brazilian insurer
Regulators in both Brazil and the United States have approved UnitedHealth Group's plan to buy a major stake of Amil Participacoes, an operator of hospitals and clinics that is also Brazil's biggest managed-care company, Bloomberg reports. The Minnetonka-based health insurer agreed to pay about $4.9 billion for the 90 percent stake in the company.
UnitedHealth board OKs dividend hike, buyback plan
The largest U.S. health insurer is increasing its quarterly dividend by more than 30 percent and authorizing a new plan to buy back 110 million shares. Minnetonka-based UnitedHealth Group says the actions reflect solid growth across its enterprise.
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