Health Care

New report: Minnesota ranks No. 5 for overall child well-being

A new national report says Minnesota ranks No. 5 for overall child well-being, although troubling economic gaps between white children and children of color persist. Last year, Minnesota ranked No....

July 22, 2014

UnitedHealth Group goes after state health insurance exchanges

The nation’s largest health insurer waited before getting involved in reform-driven state-based health insurance exchanges, but the wait is over and UnitedHealth Group is indicating that it...

July 18, 2014

Two Big Deals Help MN Medical Investments Climb 68%

Investments in Holaira and Inspire Medical helped drive the strong quarter.

July 17, 2014

Applebee's faces first lawsuit over E. coli outbreak

A Minneapolis law firm is suing the Applebee’s restaurant chain on behalf of a 22-year old man who said he became ill with an E. coli infection after eating at one of its restaurants, FOX 9...

July 16, 2014

Mayo Clinic in Rochester

3 MN Hospitals Among Nation's Best; Mayo Earns Top Spot

For the first time, Mayo Clinic claimed the top spot on U.S. News & World Report’s prestigious “Honor Roll” list.

July 15, 2014

St. Jude Medical headquarters

St. Jude Medical Buys Med-Tech Firm NeuroTherm For $200M

The acquisition of NeuroTherm will expand the Minnesota company’s chronic pain relief business.

July 14, 2014

Minnesota home health care workers move ahead with union vote

In spite of last week’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that was widely viewed as a setback to their cause, a union is moving ahead with its effort to organize Minnesota’s home health care...

July 08, 2014

M&A

Bio-Techne Acquires Yet Another Bio-Tech Firm

The Minneapolis-based biotechnology company bought Novus Biologicals for $60 million, less than a month after spending $300 million on a protein analysis company based in California.

July 03, 2014

Forgotten Letters: MNsure Error Leaves 16,000 Uninsured

At issue were notices that should have been sent to applicants urging them to provide more information about qualifying for the state’s Medical Assistance program.

July 03, 2014

U of M to drop same-sex domestic partner benefit coverage

About 11 months after same-sex marriage was made legal in Minnesota, the University of Minnesota says it’s dropping its same-sex domestic partnership benefit program, the Minnesota Daily...

July 02, 2014

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