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Minnesota farmer suing the state charged after products test high for THC
How teens can capitalize on the tight job market for summer jobs
Justin Trudeau approves Trans Mountain pipeline expansion
The sky is falling for fast food, but not for Chick-fil-A. Here's why
Indigenous artists, businesses will showcase work at first 'Trading at the Red River' event in Fargo
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Basketball: Area 8th graders win title
Legion Baseball: Brainerd splits with Rogers
Area Legion Baseball: Swenson pitches Pillager to win
Three 3-run innings lift Red Sox past Twins
Three UND recruits have taken different paths to potential late-round selections
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Reader Opinion: Tour of Lakes a success
Sheriff's Corner: There are rules regarding water rafts on Minnesota lakes
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Rescuing a raptor: Neighbors, volunteers return eaglet to nest
Dokken: Read and heed aquatic nuisance species and aquatic invasive species laws — everywhere you travel
Trolling for the Troops thanks veterans for their service
Myers: In praise of the 17-inch walleye
Outdoor Traditions Magazine
'Play for Patrick' screenings slated Thursday at Eagle View
Lost Italian: Delicious and nutritious, celebrate our agricultural superfood with Edamame Pesto
Wayback Wednesday: Deadly Fergus Falls "Great Cyclone" happened 100 years ago this week
Methodists' stance on homosexuality divides the church
Competition drives healthier habits at Bremer Bank and MMFCU
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Performing Arts - June 20
Lawsuit: Carrie Underwood, NFL stole 'Sunday Night Football' theme
WHO has deemed video-game addiction a mental disorder. But how much play is too much?
Heiress, jeans queen, Gloria Vanderbilt dies
'Pure love on the dance floor': Celebrating the jingle dress tradition
Her Voice Magazine
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Lakewood Health System, Staples, births
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Art Honoring Nature exhibit slated this weekend
This Was Brainerd - June 20
Nisswa Lions event raises $19,000 to fight diabetes. White Cane Drive is June 22
Explore Music! kids camp opens registration
This Was Brainerd - June 19
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On the Fly: Twitter feed
April 6, 2019
Minnesota legislators share health care goals, but disagree on how to achieve them
ST. PAUL — If you take Minnesota political leaders at their word, they’re committed to making health care more accessible and affordable....
April 6, 2019 - 10:18am
April 1, 2019
Banned bills? Democrats stage mock hearing to push their proposals
ST. PAUL — What's a state lawmaker to do when he or she can't get a hearing at the Capitol? Well, one path is to invent a committee willing...
April 1, 2019 - 5:02pm
March 28, 2019
Battle lines drawn as Walz, Senate Republicans dig in on health care priorities
ST. PAUL -- Senate Republicans and Gov. Tim Walz are digging in to defend their ideas for bringing down the price of health care for Minnesotans....
March 28, 2019 - 5:43pm
March 21, 2019
As supporters rally around Minnesota's medical provider tax, bipartisan group pens contingency plan
ST. PAUL — Dozens of advocates on Thursday, March 21, brought their message to the Capitol: don't let the sun set on the health care provider...
March 21, 2019 - 4:45pm
January 16, 2019
Minnesota lawmakers trade ideas, jabs on health care costs
ST. PAUL — Health care was a top issue during the 2018 campaign and Minnesota lawmakers have wasted no time detailing their ideas for improving...
January 16, 2019 - 7:47pm
December 5, 2018
'It is pretty tough to swallow': Feds pull $100 million from Minnesota's reinsurance program
ST. PAUL — Minnesota lawmakers on Wednesday, Dec. 5, learned the state could get $100 million less than originally expected to help offset...
December 5, 2018 - 12:11pm
October 2, 2018
Minnesotans' individual health insurance rates are declining — for now
ST. PAUL — Health insurance rates on Minnesota's individual market will drop for a second straight year in 2019, but the progress toward better affordability could be short-lived. "I think we need a plan," Jessica Looman, state commerce commissioner, said Tuesday, Oct. 2, when...
October 2, 2018 - 8:10pm
April 18, 2018
With new details out, the battle over taxes heats up at the Minnesota Legislature
ST. PAUL—Sparring over how to best align Minnesota's tax code with recent federal changes began in earnest this week, quickly illustrating...
April 18, 2018 - 6:26pm
March 1, 2018
Dayton resumes push to open up MinnesotaCare coverage
ST. PAUL — Most greater Minnesota residents have one or two choices for health insurers, which Gov. Mark Dayton said shows a need to expand...
March 1, 2018 - 12:42pm
January 27, 2018
Minnesota sues Trump administration over health insurance funding
ST. PAUL - Minnesota is challenging the Trump administration's decision to cut funding for the state's public health care program for the working...
January 27, 2018 - 9:05am
October 17, 2017
U.S. Senate health care deal could help Minnesota insurance programs
ST. PAUL — Two Minnesota health programs could be winners under a new federal health care proposal backed by the president. The U.S. Senate...
October 17, 2017 - 7:02pm
September 27, 2017
Final individual insurance policy answers coming Monday for Minnesotans
ST. PAUL—The country's health insurance situation is more confusing than ever, but within days at least one segment of Minnesota's population...
September 27, 2017 - 6:15pm
March 14, 2017
Major insurance firm sues Minnesota for negotiating with competitors
ST. PAUL—One of Minnesota's major health insurance companies says the state Department of Human Services broke the law when it negotiated...
March 14, 2017 - 8:37pm
March 9, 2017
Guest Opinion: Misrepresenting Dayton
In the Feb. 18 Dispatch, Rep. Josh Heintzeman alleges that Governor Dayton's recommendation of a "Buy-in" option to MinnesotaCare for low income Minnesotans is actually a "pivoting towards a single-payer system."
March 9, 2017 - 12:56am
March 2, 2017
Reader Opinion: Inaccurate to blame MNsure
This is a response to Rep. Josh Heintzeman's "Governor's single-payer proposal is not solution to MNsure crisis" which repeated inaccurate claims regarding MNsure. This is offered in hopes of assisting legislators in devising an effective solution. MNsure doesn't set premium prices,...
March 2, 2017 - 11:11am