Legislative Auditor Will Investigate PolyMet Water PermitMinnesota's legislative auditor will investigate concerns over how state regulators handled an important water quality permit for the planned PolyMet copper-nickel mine.
MN Legislative Auditor Identifies Weaknesses In Poverty AssistanceMinnesota's legislative auditor identified weaknesses Friday in how several state agencies monitored poverty assistance routed through two dozen nonprofit organizations in recent years.
Legislative Auditor To Examine State Teaching BoardMinnesota's teaching board is getting a look from the state's legislative auditor. The board handles appeals from would-be educators denied Minnesota teaching licenses. It's come under scrutiny at the Capitol this year from Republicans and Democrats alike. Some lawmakers and advocates say the board's policies keep qualified teachers out of classrooms.
Audit: 'Serious Ethical Issues' Surround Drug Trial SuicideThe suicide of a man enrolled in a drug trial at the University of Minnesota is getting a fresh look from the state's legislative auditor.
Auditor: MNsure's 'Failures Outweighed Its Achievements'A lack of adequate testing before the state's health insurance exchange launched in 2013 and other issues meant the exchange's "failures outweighed its achievements" in its first year, the legislative auditor concluded in a report released Tuesday.
Auditor: MNsure Rate Setting Beyond Review ScopeLegislative Auditor James Nobles says a candidate's request that he review rate-setting practices for Minnesota's health insurance exchange is better suited for others.
Legislative Auditor: MNsure Website Rollout 'Failed' In Many WaysOn Tuesday, the state’s legislative auditor, James Nobles, began an audit of MNsure, the state's health exchange. He says MNsure should have known about the extent of the problems with the sign-up website, after the state paid out tens of millions of tax dollars to build it.
Auditor Irked By Flaws In Minn. Accounting System A Minnesota government auditor voiced frustration Wednesday over kinks in an almost $70 million state accounting system overhaul that he says have led to delays and other problems in tracking taxpayer dollars. The agency responsible for the system insists past problems with the rollout are being adequately addressed.
Report Calls Minn. Permitting Slow, DuplicativeMinnesota's legislative auditor says the state's process for environmental review of private-sector projects is too often burdened by delays, uncertainty and duplication of effort.