Problems using MNsure? Officials urge patience MNsure officials say that consumers shopping for health care have created more than 2,500 accounts. But frustration about enrollment glitches for some is spreading to the health insurance industry and social service providers.
A final Vikings stadium deal today? The number to watch for out of today's meeting is the pricing plan for Stadium Builder Licenses, or SBLs. They're actually personal seat licenses, the one-time seat fee that has been pledged by the state to help pay the Vikings share. The deal will reveal how much the team expects to raise.
Southwest metro light rail decision postponed again An advisory committee for the Southwest Corridor light rail project in the Twin Cities postponed a vote Wednesday on how to resolve a longstanding dispute that continues to threaten the future of the line.
NSA denies spying on Americans' social media Top U.S. intelligence officials are revealing more about their spying in an effort to defend the National Security Agency from charges that it has invaded the privacy of Americans on a mass scale.
'Revenge porn' banned in California A new law in California makes it a crime to post intimate pictures of a former partner on the Internet, a phenomenon known as "revenge porn."
Why eye contact can fail to win people over Pop psychology holds that to connect with someone, you should look deep into their eyes. The more you look, the more persuasive you'll be. But that may work only when your audience already agrees with you.
Teacher uses inheritance to buy laptops Tracy Gripentrog has embraced the important of computers as she watched teaching evolve in her 30 years in the profession. She knew that Willow Lane Elementary School needed more than its 30 laptops and 10 iPads for its 400 students.
Fall color show picking up momentum Peak fall color is arriving a bit later than it did last year, thanks to a warm September. Observers in state parks and recreation areas are reporting pockets of color.
Study: Most twins can be born without a C-section The latest research to question the need for C-sections, which are done in one-third of all births in the United States and three-fourths of those involving twins, says that most moms can safely give birth without surgery.
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