Multiple crashes, spinouts in Twin Cities as snow falls Tuesday morning
The metro could get up to six inches of snow throughout the day.
Couple critically injured in Kanabec County home attack identified
Jeff and Becky Ponto were found critically injured in their home Sunday morning.
Assault charges filed against Red Wing man shot by deputy
The reportedly suicidal man crashed his van into a power pole before he allegedly began chasing a deputy at the scene.
Winter storm warning for Twin Cities: 6+ inches possible
The heaviest snow could move through the Twin Cities.
Carver man charged after standoff with police in Prior Lake
The man had been fleeing from police when he allegedly broke into a home and the standoff ensued.
41-year-old Sherburne County man killed after crashing car into ditch
The crash occurred Sunday night in Palmer Township.
Around 200 rescued after ice breaks free on Upper Red Lake
Red Lake — both Upper and Lower — is the largest freshwater lake in the state.
Northern Minnesota man gets 48 years in prison for murder of ex-girlfriend
The man pleaded guilty to the murder last month.
Gallery: Restaurant with revolving sushi bar opens at Mall of America
The Kura experience has arrived in Minnesota.
St. Paul featured on Hallmark Channel's 'Christmas Cam' livestream
Downtown's dazzling display can be viewed from anywhere in the world.
Charges: Drunk driver almost struck Bemidji parade spectators
The man told police he was trying to attend the parade himself.
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.
Dayton starts two health care task forces for insurance exchange, cost cutting
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.
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.
IBM among vendors to help design Minnesota's health insurance exchange
IBM software will be used to determine Minnesotan's eligibility for the various programs to be offered through the online insurance platform, the Star Tribune reports. Virginia-based government services firm Maximus was awarded a $41 million contract last week to take the lead on building the new marketplace -- a component of the federal health care law.
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.
Minnesota lawmakers squabble over looming 'fiscal cliff'
It's only July, but Minnesota lawmakers in Congress are fretting over January – and not because of winter. Some observers say the nation's federal budget is headed for a "fiscal cliff." Without congressional action, on Jan. 1 Bush-era tax cuts are set to expire and $109 billion in automatic federal spending cuts will be set in motion. A partisan rift has split the state's lawmakers as they debate what Congress ought to do about it.
State hustles to implement buyer-friendly health insurance marketplace
Now that the federal health care overhaul has been mostly upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court, Minnesota officials are working fast to design a online health insurance marketplace for people to enter basic information, learn whether they qualify for subsidies, compare the options and buy a policy.
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