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Audit Faults MNsure For Mistakes

An audit of MNsure found Minnesota’s Human Services Department made multiple mistakes verifying who’s eligible for which public health program. Legislative Auditor James Nobles said human services got it wrong at least 17 percent of the time. “We spent a lot of money, taken quite a bit of time now and we ought to be at a point where they can get it right — all the time, on every case,” Nobles said.

11/12/2014

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Audit Finds MNsure Missteps With Marketing Work

Minnesota’s health insurance exchange failed to properly authorize over $925,000 in marketing work and didn’t update its contract with its vendor to cover it until after the job was done, Legislative Auditor James Nobles reported Tuesday.

10/28/2014

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State Agencies Sever Ties With Mpls. Non-Profit

A non-profit, accused of using grant money to fund lavish trips and a Costco membership, was shut down by the state on Friday. The state is seeking $600,000 back from Community Action of Minneapolis. The agency helps low-income families with heating bills and works to find people jobs.

09/26/2014

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GOP Senators Probe Democrat’s Role At Nonprofit

State Senate Republicans are questioning a powerful Democrat’s involvement with a Minneapolis nonprofit that spent more than $800,000 in taxpayer dollars on trips and personal expenses. Minneapolis Sen. Jeff Hayden sat on the board of Community Action Minneapolis, which was found in an audit to have misused state grants to help low income people.

09/24/2014

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MN Sen. Says He’ll Resign From Community Action Board

A Minnesota senator said that he intends to resign from the Community Action Board after an audit revealed hundreds of thousands of dollars in grant money was used for things like tropical vacations. State Sen. Jeff Hayden also called on CEO Bill Davis to do the same.

09/24/2014

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DHS Wants Mpls. Community Action Group To Pay Back $600K

Many towns have community action groups, which are non-profits that get funding to help people find work and keep warm in the winter. But is being questioned after an audit found hundreds of thousands of dollars in grant money was used for things like tropical vacations.

09/22/2014

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Twin Cities Nonprofit Accused Of Sending Staff Members On Tropical Vacations

A Twin Cities nonprofit that works to keep people warm during the winter may be in some hot water. The Department of Human Services says Community Action of Minneapolis has used money to send staff members on tropical vacations.

09/21/2014

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Target’s Final Tally Shows Dissent Against Board

Target Corp.’s final shareholder vote tally is showing some dissent against key board members. All 10 nominees were elected to the board Wednesday at the discounter’s annual shareholders’ meeting.

06/13/2014

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Audit Of Coach Hoffner Firing Sought

Top officials at Minnesota State, Mankato are asking state auditors to review the dismissal of head football coach Todd Hoffner. The coach has returned to the university after he was reinstated by an arbitrator who said he was improperly fired.

04/23/2014

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Audit: Farm Commodity Councils Need More Oversight

Minnesota’s legislative auditor is calling for greater oversight over the state’s 13 agricultural research and promotional councils, which are funded by millions of dollars in check-off fees that producers pay.

03/21/2014

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Advice For Successfully Getting A Small Business Loan

Even during challenging times, a small business with a sound strategy can obtain a loan.

03/17/2014

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Advice For Successfully Getting A Small Business Loan

Even during challenging times, a small business with a sound strategy can obtain a loan.

03/17/2014

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Buyer’s Guide: What To Look For In A New Digital Camera

When it comes to cameras, there is a wide array from which to choose. Consider these factors before making your next camera purchase.

03/17/2014

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Buyer’s Guide: What To Look For In A New Digital Camera

When it comes to cameras, there is a wide array from which to choose. Consider these factors before making your next camera purchase.

03/17/2014

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Audit Slams Minnesota’s 4 Minority Councils

Four state councils that are meant to address minority concerns have been largely ineffective and should be reformed or eliminated, Minnesota’s legislative auditor said Friday. The audit cited “six overarching problems” including a lack of clear purpose for the councils, poor attendance at meetings and poor communications between the councils and other organizations that serve their communities.

03/14/2014

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