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County authorizes sale of $9.5 million in road construction bond
Referendum to reinstate Iowa Beef Checkoff passes
Red Cross blood drive set for Dec. 21
Charges: Kidnapped pregnant woman choked with scarf till she passes out
Zebra mussel larvae found in Leech Lake
Area girls basketball roundup: Adrian beats Luverne after slow start
Prep wrestling: Trojans fall in tight battle with W/RRC
Area boys basketball roundup: Huskies win high-scoring season opener
Boys hockey: Trojans refuse to quit in loss to Redwood Valley
Boys basketball: Trojans show teamwork, depth in victory over Luverne
Column: Reinvigorating renewable energy in southern Minnesota
Column: You wanted anti-establishment? Hold on.
In Trump's America, 'pizzagate' could be the new normal
Letter: Pioneer Village
Letter: Local government entities should live within their means
James (Jim) Kuhl
Nellie Van Santen
Gerald L. Smith
First Lutheran Church welcomes pastor Jeanette McCormick
First Lutheran Church welcomes pastor Jeanette McCormick
Disheveled Theologian: The Santa Boat
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August 18, 2015
In campaign visit to Minnesota, GOP hopeful Walker pitches plan to replace Obamacare
BROOKLYN CENTER — Presidential candidate Scott Walker impressed a small crowd of local Republicans Tuesday when he unveiled a proposed replacement...
August 18, 2015 - 9:15pm
June 26, 2015
U.S. Supreme Court upholds key Obamacare insurance subsidies
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the nationwide availability of tax subsidies that are crucial to the implementation of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, handing a major victory to the president. The court ruled on a 6-3 vote that the 2010...
June 26, 2015 - 9:40pm
March 1, 2015
We’ve become like the former Soviet Union
Why does the federal government under the guise of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) require school administrators to report the hours of staff doing extracurricular activities? Why does federal government need to know the hours that school board members put in? Is it any of the...
March 1, 2015 - 8:48pm
February 15, 2015
GOP unveils MNsure plan
Republicans have wanted to get rid of MNsure since it launched, but with it firmly in place, at least some have turned their attention into making major changes instead of eliminating the health insurance sales program. One plan would confine MNsure to serving those on public health...
February 15, 2015 - 8:24pm
February 4, 2015
MNsure author wants reboot
ST. PAUL — The author of the controversial MNsure health insurance program is ready for a redo. Sen. Tony Lourey, D-Kerrick, does not want to overturn the mostly online health insurance sales service, as many Republicans suggest. Instead, he wants it transformed from being a...
February 4, 2015 - 9:07pm
November 12, 2014
Column: Obamacare’s ‘death panel’
WASHINGTON — So it turns out there is an Obamacare death panel after all. It has nine members and it operates out of a marble building directly across the street from the Capitol. When the Supreme Court on Friday announced that it would take up another challenge to the Affordable...
November 12, 2014 - 2:28pm
October 26, 2014
Column: Barack Obama, bewildered bystander
WASHINGTON — The president is upset. Very upset. Frustrated and angry. Seething about the government’s handling of Ebola, said the front-page headline in The New York Times last Saturday. There’s only one problem with this pose, so obligingly transcribed for him by the Times....
October 26, 2014 - 8:29pm
July 27, 2014
Column: Heading for a high court showdown?
WASHINGTON — Don’t be so sure the Supreme Court is going to save Obamacare. Again. The question is enormously important: Are health care consumers entitled to subsidies if they buy coverage on insurance exchanges established by the federal government, as they are from state exchanges? Two...
July 27, 2014 - 9:22pm
July 24, 2014
U.S. House panel votes to authorize lawsuit against Obama
WASHINGTON — Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives Thursday took another step toward authorizing a lawsuit against President Barack Obama, claiming he has overstepped his executive powers. In a partisan vote of 7-4, the House Rules Committee approved the legislation,...
July 24, 2014 - 8:30pm
June 29, 2014
A tale of two health care exchanges
ST. PAUL — A year ago, Minnesota and Maryland were at a similar place in developing new websites for their health insurance exchanges. Both states were using a similar group of information technology vendors, and Minnesota and Maryland were helping each other by sharing code,...
June 29, 2014 - 7:25pm
March 31, 2014
Obamacare website stalls
WASHINGTON (Reuters) — The federal website for U.S. consumers to enroll in private health insurance under Obamacare ran into problems twice Monday, amid a surge of people trying to access the site hours before a midnight deadline to sign up for coverage. Technical issues that barred...
March 31, 2014 - 8:40pm
March 20, 2014
Republicans go after Collin Peterson on airwaves again
MOORHEAD — Fresh off an announcement that he will run for re-election this year, U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson is being hit with a new ad from national Republicans tying the 12-term Democrat to the Affordable Care Act. Starting Friday, local viewers will see a 30-second spot featuring...
March 20, 2014 - 9:49pm
November 14, 2013
Minnesota looking into impact of Obamacare changes
ST. PAUL — Minnesota officials are trying to determine whether President Barack Obama’s Thursday health care changes will affect the state. “Our Department of Commerce and MNsure staff are presently analyzing the details of the president’s pronouncement and will have more...
November 14, 2013 - 10:49pm
September 10, 2010
As others see it: Executive branch health care
Gov. Tim Pawlenty has been talking up his recent executive order that he says will "keep Obamacare out of Minnesota." The next day, he grandstanded...
September 10, 2010 - 12:00am