MNsure to debut Tuesday afternoon Uninsured Minnesotans eager to check out health care coverage may have to wait just a little bit longer. The website for MNsure, the state's new online insurance marketplace, is scheduled to launch on Tuesday, but officials say it may not be available to the public until the afternoon.4:51 p.m.
Bankruptcy filings drop as Americans shed debt Bankruptcies have been on the decline in Minnesota since spiking during the recession. The reasons for the drop are complicated -- and they're less tied to a recovering economy than you might think.4:54 p.m.
Federal shutdown would send home thousands of workers in Minnesota Thousands of federal employees in Minnesota could be sent home if the federal government shuts down over opposition to a continuing resolution to fund government operations without changes to the Affordable Care Act. For the short-term, a shut down would mean little more than political theater, but a prolonged impasse could hurt the U.S. economy.5:20 p.m.
'How Much Will Obamacare Cost Me?' Try Our Calculator
Many people aren't sure if they'll qualify for subsidized insurance. Many also don't know how much insurance might cost them. Information about premiums is now available in most places, and here's a tool to make use of it.
British Filmmakers Shift American 'Conversation On Race'
Steve McQueen's 12 Years A Slave was one of several films featuring black British actors to premiere at this year's Toronto International Film Festival. Black British filmmaking is on the rise on the global stage, and the worldwide focus leaves filmmakers and actors to navigate conversations on race and identity.
Here's Something Congress Can Agree On: Helium
With the government on the brink of a shutdown, Republicans and Democrats in Congress have come together on a law to protect the Federal Helium Reserve. Legislation passed late last week will keep the gas used in party balloons flowing from the national stockpile.
Hours From Shutdown, Senate Says No To House Plan
With hours left before a government shutdown, the Senate reconvened this afternoon and promptly said no to the latest House plan to delay the Affordable Care Act in exchange for funding the government.
Rep. Roe: 'We're Not Interested In A Shutdown'
Melissa Block speaks with Congressman Phil Roe, a House Republican and member of the Tea Party Caucus. He says he's no fan of the healthcare law — but he doesn't want to see a government shutdown either.
What Happens To The Economy If The Government Shuts Down?
Most analysts are predicting that a shutdown of the federal government will not last long. But there's no guarantee, and the mere possibility that a shut down might drag on was enough to push down the stock market today. It's one of many possible economic impacts a shutdown might have.