Hundreds of thousands of kids in St. Paul will soon be getting a better education. It’s not because their teachers are doing anything different. It’s because they’ll be able to see the board and their books better.
Scott Leitz, MNsure’s interim CEO, is promising to make changes to the program after a review found problems with staffing, leadership and technology. “I felt it was very important for us to get a really good, clear and independent look at where we were at with regard to MNsure,” Leitz said. The review by Minnesota-based Optum Health looked at MNsure’s call center, program management and software.
Gov. Mark Dayton declined to say Thursday whether he asked for the resignation of the former CEO of Minnesota’s health insurance exchange, adding that he ultimately feels responsible for the success or failure of the venture. Dayton was asked several times at a news conference if he pushed for the exit of April Todd-Malmlov, who resigned Tuesday as executive director of MNsure. Dayton said he wouldn’t comment on his role but noted he had grown increasingly vocal in recent days about his concern with problems that continue to plague the exchange, even as coverage is set to kick in on Jan. 1.
There are noticeable changes at Minnesota’s largest drugstore chain after WCCO uncovered pricing problems at stores across the Twin Cities but some customers are now questioning Walgreens in-store savings program.
Two bridges that, for now, span the Mississippi River side by side are more than just old and new crossings of the heavily traveled Highway 61 in Hastings. They are symbols of an aggressive push in Minnesota to deal with deteriorating bridges after an eye-opening tragedy.
School districts across several states are rescheduling high-stakes tests that judge student proficiency and determine teachers’ pay because of technical problems involving the test administrators’ computer systems.
The democrats may be in control at the state Capitol but they certainly cannot agree on how to solve the state’s budget problems.
Just when you thought you were done with those tax returns, you may have to start over. The company that makes tax software like turbo tax says it messed up.
At least the Minnesota Vikings know their defense won’t be tasked with trying to stop Robert Griffin III again during the regular season.