The Minnetonka-based health insurer brought in more than $100 billion last year. The Star Tribune reports UnitedHealth is among just 22 publicly traded companies and the first in Minnesota to reach that milestone. Read more ...
Morning storms cause power outages, ensuing problems in Eagan
There have been reports of disabled traffic lights and issues at local businesses.
GOP nominee questions if those with disabilities, non-English speakers should be able to vote
Crockett made the comments in a 2020 radio interview following a ruling from the Minnesota Supreme Court.
Jury: MN pharmacist did not violate woman's rights by refusing her morning-after pill
Gender Justice, the advocacy group that brought about the lawsuit, says it will appeal the decision.
Suspected lightning strike causes gas fire in St. Paul street
Nearby properties are being evacuated.
Charges: Woman was drunk when she caused crash that killed father-of-four
Anoka's Adam Madsen was killed in the crash.
Revival to close its original Minneapolis restaurant
Don't worry – it's bringing the chicken to its nearby BBQ joint.
Fatal crash under investigation on Hwy 62 in Mendota Heights
The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating the crash near Dodd Road.
Gallery: Sale of Minneapolis penthouse marks highest price for condo in MN history
The seller is a member of the Pohlad family.
The former Bachelor Farmer space is sold in Minneapolis
A new restaurant is expected to open next year.
Supercharged atmosphere causing more mega-rain events
There could be a mega-rain event Saturday-Sunday in Minnesota, Wisconsin and/or Iowa.
Massive Burnsville landfill expansion nears final approvals
The City of Burnsville and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency are accepting public feedback on the proposal.
UnitedHealth awarded $20 billion U.S. Department of Defense contract
The Minnetonka-based health insurer will provide military health insurance coverage for 21 western states. UnitedHealth lost a separate contract for the southern region in June.
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.
UnitedHealth to buy 90% of Brazilian insurer for $4.9B
Minnetonka-based UnitedHealth Group Inc. is acquiring a 90 percent stake in Amil Participacoes SA, based in Rio de Janeiro, the Associated Press reports. The largest U.S. health insurer has agreed to pay about $4.9 billion in cash to complete the deal.
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.
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.
Spam (the food) celebrates milestone
Minnesota's famous spiced canned meat celebrated a milestone Friday -- it's been 75 years since the the "SPAM" trademark was registered by the Hormel Foods Corp. “The fact that recipes from all around the world have been passed down from generation to generation is a testament to the relevancy of the Spam brand,” Nicole Behne, Spam brand product manager, says.
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