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As deadline nears, MNsure reminds: Get health coverage or face a fine

It’s the final week Minnesotans can sign up for health insurance through MNsure for 2015. The state-run insurance exchange will be closed come Feb. 16 (that’s next Monday), and anyone...

February 09, 2015

Red Lake Band could get into marijuana, industrial hemp business

The Red Lake Band of Chippewa is the latest group looking into joining the marijuana business. Medical marijuana becomes legal in Minnesota this summer. The federal government ruled last year...

February 07, 2015


Destination Medical Center Plans Now In Rochester’s Hands

The DMC is expected to be state’s largest-ever development project.

January 29, 2015

Would you travel 6,000 miles for a doctor? The Mayo Clinic is counting on it

The Mayo Clinic is looking international – specifically, 6,000 miles away in China – as it tries to woo new patients. The worldwide recognition enjoyed by the Rochester-based health group has led...

January 28, 2015

Starkey Heads To Phoenix For ‘Super Bowl Hearing Mission'

The foundation will enlist pro football players, musicians to help outfit scores of pre-screened patients with new hearing devices.

January 27, 2015

Add ACOs As An Option On Employer Benefits Surveys

If health care costs jump, accountable care organizations may become the go-to plans.

January 21, 2015

We're (tied for) No. 1! Politico ranks Minnesota as America's best state

Go ahead and brag, even if it’s not in your nature. Minnesota has been deemed the best state in the Union, tied with New Hampshire, by Politico magazine. The ranking, published to coincide...

January 20, 2015

Officials launch medical cannabis survey to see who has need for weed

Legalized medical marijuana is on its way to Minnesota, but now health officials are trying to find out how many people will actually use it. The Minnesota Department of Health has issued a...

January 20, 2015

Nurse staffing study doesn't answer patient safety questions

How many nurses does it take to effectively care for patients in Minnesota hospitals? That’s the  question at the heart of a study that’s been conducted over the past 18 months by the...

January 19, 2015

Senator who helped create MNsure is now proposing significant changes

One of the lawmakers who led the effort to create the state’s health insurance exchange is proposing some major changes to who runs it. State Sen. Tony Lourey, DFL-Kerrick, introduced a bill...

January 15, 2015

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