Mike Rothman

State Issues Reminder On Heating Assistance ProgramAs another blast of arctic air is forecasted to descend on Minnesota this weekend, state officials are reminding residents that assistance is available for households that are having trouble paying their heating bills.
Minn. Commerce Department Lays Out New Rules For Bail Bond IndustryMinnesota's commerce commissioner says "Wild West" tactics by some in the bail bond industry are over. State regulators have reached an agreement with 21 insurance companies that provide surety bonds to the state's bail bond industry. The Commerce Department oversees regulation of the industry because it's a form of insurance.
Commerce Dept.: Criminals Posing As Police In ID Theft CallsMinnesotans beware: criminals are aiming to steal your money by posing as members of law enforcement over the phone. The Minnesota Commerce Department says phone scammers are calling people and claiming they are investigating an identity fraud case that involves the victim.
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.
For Summer Solstice, A Focus On Solar EnergyCommerce Commissioner Mike Rothman visited the "Tiny Diner' in south Minneapolis Sunday afternoon. It uses 84 solar panels and reflectors to help generate power.
Senate Confirms Much Of Dayton's CabinetGov. Mark Dayton's cabinet is officially on the job. The DFL-led Minnesota Senate confirmed seven state agency heads Tuesday. Candidates on the slate oversee pollution control, veterans affairs and other areas.
GOP Senators Grill Commissioner Over MNsure, Nonprofit WoesSenate Republicans are putting pressure on one of Gov. Mark Dayton's commissioners.
300,000 Minnesotans Reportedly Affected By Anthem Data BreachThe Minnesota Department of Commerce says that health insurer Anthem, Inc. has reported that the social security numbers of more than 200,000 Minnesotans and the personal information of another 100,000 have been compromised.
Dayton Wants New Financial Protection Law For ElderlyGov. Mark Dayton wants to stiffen the penalties for financial scammers who target older and vulnerable Minnesotans. The Democratic governor included a new financial protection law in his two-year budget proposal.
MNsure: Expect An Average Hike Of 4.5 Percent In 2015The cost of getting health insurance through MNsure next year is going up -- but it will still be among the lowest in the country. Minnesotans who get insurance through the state's health exchange can enroll for next year beginning Nov. 15. Even though the rates are low for some people, others could see big rate hikes.
Car Owners Scammed With Phony Insurance PoliciesWhen Cynthia Davis had her Buick backed into by a cab driver on Saturday, she did what anyone should. She called her insurance company to report the accident. That's when she discovered the problem with her coverage.
Minn. Prepares To Open Shelters For Propane Users The emergency management director said Friday that Minnesota is prepared to open warming shelters if propane supply problems continue in large portions of the country and cold weather persists in the state.

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