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Likely cougar caught on camera in southern Minnesota
McCain says he will vote 'no' for GOP health-care bill, dealing major blow to repeal effort
A short history of 'dotard,' the arcane insult Kim Jong Un used in his threat against Trump
Woman badly injured when car strikes horse in roadway
Lightning punches hole in roof, causes fire at Wis. assisted living residence
Vikings QB Bradford to miss second straight game
Injured Vikings QB Sam Bradford expected to miss second straight game
Youth soccer event set for Saturday
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Melvin "Pat" Gilstad
William James Sliney
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JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Oh, what a delight to teach history today!
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: Traditional knowledge and science: A new form of justice
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ART LEE COLUMN: The most significant event of our time
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Minnesota and North Dakota share the most popular wedding song, but can you guess what it is?
Jimmy Kimmel gets heated about health-care bill, says Sen. Bill Cassidy 'lied right to my face'
PATT RALL COLUMN: Timely notice can help with attendance
Around the Arts, September 17
Landing a lunker: Gallery North celebrates new location with mural
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Making a correct call on the Becida Barred Owl
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Extended fall weather on the water
American Painted Lady butterflies migrate through area
MASTER GARDENERS: Fall in the perennial garden
Looking at levels: New management plan possibly to come to Rabideau Lake
Jeff & Becky Musburger
Watching "Vietnam," rethinking one's own youth
Commentary: Supporting Trump is perfectly normal behavior
Finders keepers doesn't apply to kindness
GREAT INDOORS: Oozing with fall flavors, spiced rum adds richness to pumpkin cobbler
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Mathews has done a great job for our city
January 26, 2017
Dayton seeks health insurance purchase extension
ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans who buy individual health insurance policies have until Tuesday, Jan. 31, to enroll for coverage this year, unless federal officials allow more time. The governor and a key health-care senator have asked the Trump administration to give Minnesotans more time....
January 26, 2017 - 1:00am
January 24, 2017
Dayton speech calls for health insurance action
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Mark Dayton has a prescription for a new type of health insurance. Ironically, he was just getting into the issue during...
January 24, 2017 - 9:55am
January 23, 2017
Dayton collapses, then walks with aid after State of the State speech
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton collapsed during his State of the State speech Monday night, Jan. 23, but after a few minutes walked away with help....
January 23, 2017 - 9:49pm
January 21, 2017
Dayton to deliver annual State of the State speech Monday
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton delivers his annual State of the State speech Monday, Jan. 23, and is expected to emphasize the need to speed health insurance premium relief to Minnesotans. He also may provide a bit of a preview for a budget plan he will release the following day.
January 21, 2017 - 11:00pm
Two injured as transit bus crashes into house
COLUMBIA HEIGHTS, Minn. - Two people were injured and a house was significantly damaged when a bus crashed into a house in Columbia Heights late Friday afternoon. Fire Chief Gary Gorman said the owner of the house was sitting in his living room around 5 p.m. Friday when the Anoka...
January 21, 2017 - 7:56pm
January 19, 2017
Minnesota House passes $300 million in health insurance premium relief for 120,000
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s top leaders seem on the brink of a deal to bring health insurance premium relief to as many as 120,000 Minnesotans....
January 19, 2017 - 10:30pm
January 16, 2017
Trump vows 'insurance for everybody' in replacing Obamacare
WASHINGTON - President-elect Donald Trump aims to replace Obamacare with a plan that would envisage "insurance for everybody," he said in an...
January 16, 2017 - 1:31pm
What's the holdup on Minnesota $300 million health insurance premium relief?
ST. PAUL—If both Republicans and Democrats agree that the state should pass $300 million in relief for Minnesotans struggling to pay their health insurance, why is it taking months to pass it? Part of the dispute reflects genuine disagreements about the best way to deliver 25...
January 16, 2017 - 11:44am
January 9, 2017
Many in rural Minnesota watching closely this week as Legislature debates health insurance help
ST. PAUL—Minnesota lawmakers say they want to pass a relief package for Minnesotans facing soaring health insurance premiums by the end...
January 9, 2017 - 4:05pm
December 1, 2016
Thousands on Medicaid, MinnesotaCare to switch plans as Medica drops contract
ST. PAUL -- More than 300,000 Minnesotans on public health programs could have to switch to a new plan next year after insurer Medica couldn’t agree on a new contract with the state of Minnesota. The move is fallout from last year, when Minnesota for the first time issued contracts...
December 1, 2016 - 9:45pm
November 29, 2016
More Minnesotans take advantage of health insurance aid
ST. PAUL—Soaring insurance premiums apparently jolted Minnesotans into seeking federal aid to pay for their policies. The state's health insurance...
November 29, 2016 - 1:29pm
November 21, 2016
Insurance rates spur talk of special session
ST. PAUL -- Talk of a Minnesota special legislative session to deal with soaring individual insurance policy rates continues, even as the 2017 regular session is just six weeks away. Gov. Mark Dayton said on Monday, Nov. 21, that he plans on Tuesday to unveil a new proposal about...
November 21, 2016 - 9:46pm
November 16, 2016
Group of independent clinics loses BCBS contract
DULUTH, Minn. -- A Duluth-based network of specialty clinics and primary clinics, located mostly in small towns in Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin, will be out of Blue Cross Blue Shield's insurance network as of Feb. 1. "Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota is cutting off access...
November 16, 2016 - 3:55pm
November 11, 2016
UPDATED: Individual Medica insurance policies no longer for sale in Minnesota
ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans looking to buy new Medica individual insurance policies, but have not already made the purchase for 2017, are out of...
November 11, 2016 - 2:50pm
November 3, 2016
MNsure signs month's worth of customers in two days
ST. PAUL—Technology issues are fixed and the state's MNsure health insurance sales program has enrolled 10,000 Minnesotans, a mark not hit...
November 3, 2016 - 1:49pm