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MNsure: Expect An Average Hike Of 4.5 Percent In 2015

The 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.

10/01/2014

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Car Owners Scammed With Phony Insurance Policies

When 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.

02/10/2014

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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.

01/31/2014

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Steps Being Taken To Help Ease Propane Shortage

Tight supplies of propane and bitter temperatures across much of the nation are putting the squeeze on a number of rural communities. That’s because rural residents rely on propane fuel to heat their homes and businesses. But a severe shortage of propane is forcing the price of LP to skyrocket.

01/27/2014

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Minn. Insurance Companies Oppose Obama’s Extension

Minnesota’s largest private insurance companies are opposing President Barack Obama’s plan to let people keep existing insurance for at least a year under his health care law.

11/18/2013

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Commissioner: MNsure Plans Boast Lowest Avg. Rates In U.S.

Minnesotans learned on Friday how much they can expect to pay for health insurance on the state’s new online exchange, and the numbers suggest Minnesota will have the lowest average rates in the country with the plan. On Friday, Minnesota Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman revealed the individual policy premium rates. MNSure is part of the new federal health care law that requires insurance by January 1, 2014.

09/06/2013

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New Health Care Law Could Have 9,000 Minnesotans Receiving Rebate Checks

Some 9,000 Minnesotans could be in line for health insurance rebate checks now going out as part of the new federal health care law.

08/05/2013

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Minn. Senate To Vote On Dayton Cabinet Picks

The state Senate planning votes on whether to confirm two of Gov. Mark Dayton’s cabinet members.

01/31/2013

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Minn. Aims For Buyer-Friendly Health Marketplace

Minnesota officials are pushing to develop an online health insurance marketplace as they hurry to implement the federal health care overhaul.

06/29/2012

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Natural Gas Prices Are At Their Lowest In 10 Years

It finally feels like winter. But as you crank up your furnace tonight, remember January’s home heating prices are at a 10-year low, according to CenterPoint Energy.

01/20/2012

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Minn. Gets Less To Help People Heat Their Homes

Minnesota will receive $73 million in federal funds to help low-income Minnesotans pay their heating bills, the Minnesota Department of Commerce announced Saturday.

10/29/2011

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