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.
D'Lo's late takeover helps Timberwolves win double-OT thriller
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Gophers suffocate Badgers, reclaim Paul Bunyan's Axe
Minnesota picked up its first home win over the Badgers since 2003.
Boy, 6, run over after falling off trailer in Meeker Co. tree farm accident
He was airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center with internal injuries.
Target unveils deals for 2-day 'Cyber Monday' event
The promotion kicks off Sunday, November 28.
Edina police warn of recent burglary trend targeting garages and vehicles
The Edina Police Department is increasing patrols in affected neighborhoods in response to the trend.
Paynesville man dies 6 months after being electrocuted in tree-cutting accident
Brad Kneisl was 31 years old.
Charges: Man shot Uber Eats driver making a delivery in Cottage Grove
Otis Donnell Shipp was charged with second-degree attempted murder after turning himself in on Wednesday.
Waterfront hotel in Duluth sustains damage in kitchen fire
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Timberwolves' winning streak snapped at five games
The Wolves' bid for their longest winning streak since 2014 came up short.
Teen arrested over fatal shooting of 5-year-old boy in Brooklyn Park
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President Biden coming to Minnesota to promote Bipartisan Infrastructure Law
Tuesday's trip follows passage of the $1.2 trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal.
Private version of health insurance exchange proving popular with employers
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dayton's bullying task force nears final recommendations
Gov. Mark Dayton's Task Force on the Prevention of Bullying is nearly finished with its anti-bullying policy recommendations, MPR reports. The final report is due on Dayton's desk next week. The state task force was assigned with examining the definition of bullying and ways to improve laws against it. Minnesota's current anti-bullying law is considered one of the weakest in the country with only 37 words. The group will hold their final meeting on Monday.
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.
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