Mark Zdechlik Feature Archive

Twin Cities-based Medtronic is expected to officially become an Irish enterprise on Monday. (01/26/2015)
The Bloomington City Council is set to vote Monday on a proposed one-year moratorium barring medical marijuana production and sales facilities in the city. (01/25/2015)
The distinction of the state's highest smoking rate now belongs to adults ages 25 to 44 years old, with 19 percent smoking, according to the Minnesota Health Department. (01/22/2015)
File early, file electronically, says state revenue commissioner. (01/19/2015)
MNsure says people who want health insurance coverage that will take effect Feb. 1 need to sign up by the end of Thursday. (01/15/2015)
While convenience was the impetus for retail clinics, their relatively low cost is fueling their growth. (01/12/2015)
The additional money will be used to make website improvements and smooth the transfer of data to insurance companies, officials said. (01/07/2015)
MNsure says 31,159 people enrolled in private 2015 health plans through the end of last year. The agency needs 67,000 enrolled in commercial plans to make its budget work. (01/05/2015)
Now, Obamacare money will help buy health care for those too poor to shop on the MNsure exchange. (12/31/2014)
Even as e-cigarettes help people quit smoking, they may also hook kids on nicotine. (12/25/2014)
Although MNsure has seen more people apply for insurance, one insurance company representative complained that the agency has not provided it with data to enroll people in health plans. (12/18/2014)
Total enrollment in public and private health plans through MNsure jumped 32 percent between Dec. 13 and Dec. 16, the exchange says. (12/17/2014)
Fairview will make case-by-case exceptions to the flu policy for what it calls "compassionate" reasons. (12/16/2014)
MNsure officials say they've extended until Dec. 20 the deadline to enroll in a health plan for coverage starting Jan. 1. Some Minnesotans have been frustrated trying to sign up. (12/15/2014)
As Monday's deadline to enroll in private health insurance through the state's online insurance website approaches, people who help consumers with the application process say business is booming. (12/12/2014)