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Dayton, consumer advocates blast Minnesota HMO for money transfer

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 04:33:18 GMT

One of Minnesota's biggest health insurers is catching flak from Gov. Mark Dayton and consumer advocates for transferring $120 million from its nonprofit Minnesota HMO to other operations, including a for-profit insurance unit. Medica Health Plans transferred the money this month to shore up the finances of its for-profit and Wisconsin insurance businesses, using reserves from its nonprofit HMO.

How test scores can block black students from the University of Minnesota

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:25:06 GMT

The University of Minnesota is currently sponsoring an exhibit that examines the actions of university administrators from several decades ago. The judgment of history is that these administrators, though highly respected in their time, committed racist acts and violated the civil rights of students.

Here is the most popular fast-food chain in Minnesota, North Dakota

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:25:05 GMT

Americans overwhelmingly favored Chick-fil-A as their premiere choice of fast food, according to a recent study conducted by Business Insider and popular destination check-in app Foursquare . The study is based on which chains received the most visits on average in every state based on the total number of visits to each chain divided by the number of locations in that state.

Feds look at expanding immigration jail cells in Minnesota

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 22:19:39 GMT

Immigration and Customs Enforcement has sent a request for information that identifies St. Paul and three other cities - Chicago, Detroit and Salt Lake City - in which the agency is looking to possibly expand detention sites. ICE is using five county jails across Minnesota to hold people suspected of being in the U.S. illegally - Nobles, Freeborn, Sherburne, Ramsey and Carver.

Weather Service Issues Fire Danger Warning for Western Minnesota

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:56:05 GMT

It's a beautiful day across the state, but the dry air and breeze also means a portion of the state is primed for potential fires. The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning from 12-7 p.m. Thursday for a significant portion of western Minnesota that stretches as far east as the westernmost metro.

Nearly 55 Years Ago THIS Happened at a Minnesota Air National Guard Base

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 15:41:42 GMT

It was around 55 years ago in 1962 that a military base in Minnesota almost sent jets armed with nukes in the air because of an intruder that wasn't even human. The story is posted on Grunge , and talks about a crazy situation that happened at the Duluth Air National Guard base, and almost started a nuclear battle against a bear.

Minnesota shows flaws of "clean power" mandates

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:59:29 GMT

RATHER than allow market forces to reign in electricity production, many green-power advocates instead support government mandates that force consumers to shift from traditional power sources to those that are supposedly better for the earth. The result of such command-and-control efforts in Minnesota should be a warning for other states.

Talking Minnesotan

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 06:42:53 GMT

When the author of the show they're doing was sitting in on one of the rehearsals, a couple of actors for the upcoming theater performance at Southwest Minnesota State University admitted they were a little nervous. at 7:30 p.m. today-Saturday and Oct. 26-28, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, at the SMSU Fine Arts Theatre.

Officer, Victim In Stearns County Officer-Involved Shooting Identified

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 02:34:29 GMT

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Minnesotans can seek winter protection under the Cold Weather Rule and apply for heating assistance

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 22:00:10 GMT

As temperatures drop and heating bills rise, the Minnesota Department of Commerce and Minnesota Public Utilities Commission want Minnesotans to know about help that is available from the state's Cold Weather Rule and Energy Assistance Program. The Cold Weather Rule protects residential utility customers from having their heat shut off during the winter months.

Ardee Awards salute excellence in arts

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 17:32:49 GMT

The winners of this year's Ardee Awards. The annual honor was presented to supporters of the arts in nine categories.

St. Cloud council member to propose limiting refugees

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:08:21 GMT

Jeff Johnson says he's concerned about "the overall quality of life" for St. Cloud residents and wants to limit refugee resettlement until the city gets more information about the number of people moving to the city and the cost to taxpayers. Several council members say Johnson's proposal is off base because resettlement is not the city's responsibility.

Police: Man Shot In Leg After Suspect Demanded 'His Stuff'

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:59:53 GMT

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BCA: Fentanyl Laced Heroin Most Dangerous Drug Epidemic in Minnesota

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 05:11:38 GMT

Drew Evans, superintendent of the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, says Minnesota is facing the most dangerous drug epidemic ever. Evans said heroin laced with fentanyl, or the even more dangerous carfentanil, is a danger to Minnesotans and BCA crime scene investigators and scientists.

Minnesota game bird hunters finding little to shoot

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 03:15:29 GMT

Roosters took cover in standing row crops to hide from Minnesota pheasant hunters during last weekend's season opener. Game wardens across the state's pheasant range reported strong participation in many areas, but sparse results.

Bipartisan healthcare deal could spare MinnesotaCare millions in cuts

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 00:59:05 GMT

A bipartisan deal in the U.S. Senate could let Minnesota hold down insurance costs on the state exchange without sacrificing millions of dollars in federal funding for low-income healthcare. Republican and Democratic members of the Senate health committee agreed Tuesday to legislation that would shore up the Affordable Care Act, secure another two years' worth of federal subsidies to help consumers pay their insurance deductibles, and restore hundreds of millions of dollars to MinnesotaCare.

MEA weekend is busy time in Minnesota to hit the road, skies

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 00:59:04 GMT

"MEA week is typically one of the busiest weeks of the year at the airport," Phil Burke, director of MSP Airport operations, said in a statement. This week, thousands of families in Minnesota will take to the skies and highways, thanks to the annual teachers' union conference.