If the new federal law is struck down by the Supreme Court or repealed by Republicans, Minnesota could lose about $2 billion in federal money. MPR reports House Majority Leader Matt Dean has authored a bill calling for the Minnesota human services commissioner to submit a backup plan to the legislature by December 15.
Train carrying ethanol derails in southern Minnesota
The State Fire Marshal has sent in experts to help with the situation.
Motorcyclist dies a month after striking deer in Minnesota
The crash happened north of Mankato near the small town of Norseland.
Watch: MN lawmaker 'attacked' by giggling child during live hearing
This has to be the most adorable moment ever from a Commerce Finance and Policy Committee hearing, right?
Sloane Martin leaving WCCO Radio for bigger role with Big Ten Network
Martin has been a staple at WCCO Radio since Election Day 2016.
Xcel Energy wants to raise MN customers' electricity rates
If approved, rates go up by an average of $18.50 a month for customers.
MPD chief 'confident' officers will still show up after Question 2 vote
Arradondo held a press conference Wednesday in which he urged for a 'No' vote.
Charges: Driver in fatal hit-and-run said he thought he hit dog or sign
The crash killed a 56-year-old Blaine woman who had been out walking her dog.
Here is Minnesota's plan to vaccinate kids 5-11 against COVID-19
The plan includes hosting vaccination clinics at schools across the state.
12-year-old Twin Cities boy has been missing for 4 days
Police are asking for the public's help locating the child,
Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Wednesday, October 27
The latest from MDH.
Anniversary of health care reform law brings appeals from supporters, critics
U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will be in the Twin Cities on the two-year anniversary of the landmark health care legislation. Sebelius will highlight insurance policies that she says discriminate against women. Meanwhile, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann is using the law's anniversary in a fundraising appeal built around her goal of repealing it.
State GOP threatens college Republicans with sanctions over Bradlee Dean event
The St. Cloud State University College Republicans have invited the controversial pastor to perform and speak at a Tuesday night meeting. Dean has made inflammatory statements about gays and other issues.
Norm Coleman: Even a Republican president would not repeal health law
The former U.S. Senator, who is an adviser to presidential candidate Mitt Romney, says the health law may undergo major revisions but will not be tossed out altogether. A spokeswoman for Romney says Coleman is wrong and Romney will repeal the law if elected.
HealthPartners and Park Nicollet plan major health care merger
HealthPartners and Park Nicollet have agreed to a consolidation. HealthPartners is an insurer which - like Park Nicollet - operates dozens of clinics and one of the Twin Cities major hospitals. It still needs federal approval, but the deal would be Minnesota's largest health care merger in years.
New fight against heroin abuse spans state agencies, health care
Minnesota's latest effort to fight abuse of heroin and other opiates brings together a range of government departments and health care providers. The health, public safety, human services, and education departments are all involved. So are doctors, since many addictions grow out of the painkillers they prescribe.
State extends health care coverage to 16,000 uninsured children
The Minnesota Department of Human Services announced Thursday that the state has begun implementing a 2009 law with a goal of extending MinnesotaCare health care coverage to 16,000 uninsured children. Under the plan, parents whose incomes are below a certain level will no longer have to pay premiums for their children on MinnesotaCare.
Federal lawmakers press Dayton administration on Medicaid funds
Minnesota Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson took aggressive questions from lawmakers of both parties on her visit to Capitol Hill. Jesson was in Washington to defend Minnesota's handling of Medicaid, joint program of the state and federal governments.
Dayton, Republicans clash over federal health care grants
Republican Senator and Finance Committee Chairman David Hann accuses the Democratic governor of going around a state law that would allow him to halt the spending of millions of dollars in federal grants for the state's health-care programs. Hann says he wants more information about how the state would spent the money. Forum Communications reports Dayton's budget office marked the funds "urgent," which means the money wouldn't require legislators' approval.
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