Department Of Commerce

With Insurance Hikes In Mind, Officials Search For StabilityMinnesota officials are already starting to map out how to get a handle on major rate hikes for health insurance next year.
Dayton Vetoes Agriculture-Environment And Jobs-Energy BillsGov. Mark Dayton has vetoed two major budget bills ahead of a Saturday night deadline for final action on bills passed before the legislative session ended late Monday.
GOP Senators Grill Commissioner Over MNsure, Nonprofit WoesSenate Republicans are putting pressure on one of Gov. Mark Dayton's commissioners.
Uber Drivers, Supporters Rally Against Proposed LegislationMany people watching March Madness games at local bars may use Uber to get home Thursday night. But supporters of the ride-share program say a bill at the Capitol would make working in the Twin Cities impossible. "I love driving Uber," driver Dustin Simko said.
Good Question: How Much Should We Be Saving? A new study finds we're not saving nearly as much as we should or could. looked at typical household spending in the Twin Cities and subtracted it from the area’s media after-tax income.
Good Question: Why Do Our Insurance Rates Rise So Quickly?A few years back, Kathy Lesicka’s Monticello home had hail damage and needed the roof replaced. Two months after the repairs, her homeowners’ premium increased by $200. “That was the first time we ever claimed, and we were like, ‘We’ve been with you for 20 years, are you kidding me?’” she said.
Officials Say North Dakota Is Good Fit For Drones North Dakota's uncongested airspace and tumultuous weather conditions make the state an ideal spot for a civilian drones test site, say officials who are leading the campaign to land the federal project.
Agency Warns Minnesotans To Check Flood Coverage The state Department of Commerce is warning Minnesotans to review whether they might need flood insurance as winter heads toward spring.
Local Couple Sues Am. Fam. For Deceptive Insurance PracticesIt's the second-largest insurer for homeowners in Minnesota. And now a local couple says American Family has been overcharging them for years.
Organized Crime Causes Spike In Car Insurance FraudA sophisticated routine is taking money directly from our wallets. Mark Kulda of the Insurance Federation of Minnesota says anyone involved in even a slight car accident could be at risk.
Travelocity To Refund Customers $2.5M For InsuranceMore than 80,000 Minnesotans who bought travel insurance through Travelocity will be getting a refund.
Commerence Dept. Warns Elderly Of 'Friendly' ScammersThe Minnesota Department of Commerce said they caught a man who allegedly took advantage of senior citizens and swindled them out of $71,500.