The former archbishop's resignation at St. Thomas; the president wants 'Obamacare' website fixed
Monday, October 21, 2013
Also, hiring managers can afford to be picky, and employers are coming up with new hoops for job applicants to jump through. There's been a slow start to training ex-Boise workers in International Falls. And Gov. Dayton wants legislators to spend much of their time in the next legislative session eliminating old, outdated state laws.
Obama: 'No excuse' for health care signup problems The president said his administration was doing "everything we can possibly do" to get the federally run websites up and running. And he guaranteed that everyone who wants to get insurance through the new health care exchanges will be able to.
Enrollments for the health care exchanges trickle in, slowly The Obama administration's hopes ran high that millions would flock to enroll for health insurance on state and federal exchanges established under the Affordable Care Act. But three weeks in, the data suggest the actual number of enrollments is lagging far behind that number.
Minneapolis mayoral candidate bio: Mark Andrew Fourteen years after Mark Andrew resigned from the Hennepin County Board, he wants to return to elected office. This is the first of our eight candidate profiles from the Minneapolis mayor's race.
NJ Gov. Christie drops same-sex marriage appeal Same-sex couples in a handful of New Jersey communities exchanged marriage vows in the first minutes of Monday, becoming the first to take advantage of a court ruling that forced the state to become the 14th in the nation to recognize same-sex nuptials.
Josh Freeman to debut as Vikings QB tonight Two of the worst teams in the NFL will be in the spotlight tonight on Monday Night Football. The 1-4 Vikings are in New Jersey to take on the 0-6 New York Giants.
MPR's Phil Picardi spoke with Howard Sinker, a digital sports editor for the Star Tribune, about the matchup which is expected to feature the first game for new Vikings quarterback Josh Freeman.
The roots of the ADHD epidemic Maggie Koerth-Baker considers the Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder "epidemic" and writes this week that it's not hard to figure out why nearly 11 percent of children 4-17 have received an ADHD diagnosis.
Pipeline to nowhere in southwest Minnesota? Federal funding for the massive Lewis & Clark water project has been cut back sharply. Cities, water utilities and other project participants are scrambling to find construction funds elsewhere.
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