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Cost of insuring a home in Minnesota has doubled in a decade

Wind and hail storms have shaken and pelted many a Minnesota home in the last ten years. But they've also contributed to a doubling of the average annual insurance premium paid by homeowners. One agent says modern building materials have not helped because they're actually more vulnerable to hail damage.

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.

Bills has $68,000 for campaign's home stretch

Republican Kurt Bills goes into the the final weeks of his campaign for U.S. Senate against Sen. Amy Klobuchar with a meager $68,262 in the bank compared to Klobuchar's campaign that has $4.8 million on hand.

Mortgage closing costs down 15% in Minnesota

On average it costs $3,559 to close a loan in Minnesota -- down 15 percent from last year, according to the Star Tribune. A new survey by Bankrate.com shows closing costs in Minnesota are the 15th cheapest in the nation, compared to the 17th highest last year.