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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Wisconsin doctors who make serious mistakes often escape serious consequences. (01/27/2013)
At least five people were gunned down Saturday in Chicago, including a 34-year-old man whose mother had already lost her three other children to shootings. (01/27/2013)
Representatives of the locked-out musicians of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra say they continue to have objections to a compensation package proposed by management. (01/27/2013)
A 39-year-old Richfield man faces charges of criminal vehicular operation after driving into the scene of an unrelated crash, where he hit two patrol cars and injured a state trooper.
President Barack Obama's health care overhaul law has spawned its own jargon. With the law finally about to take full effect, consumers might want to get familiar with some of the terms:
Health insurance exchanges will change the way people buy coverage and will help millions of uninsured people get a private plan. Nearly 49 million people are uninsured in the United States, but the numbers vary dramatically by state.
Buying your own health insurance will never be the same. This fall, new insurance markets called exchanges will open in each state, marking the long-awaited and much-debated debut of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. The goal is quality coverage for millions of uninsured people in the United States. What the reality will look like is anybody's guess.
Some wealthy foreigners use a shortcut to becoming an American in an obscure federal program designed for people to get into the country -- if they had enough money. It requires investment in an American business: If people could help create 10 jobs, then they would get a green card.
The number of Americans 65 and over is projected to nearly double by 2030. The number of seniors being abused, exploited or neglected every year is often estimated at about 2 million, judging by available statistics and surveys, but experts say the number could be much higher.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation says icy conditions are making travel difficult in southern Minnesota.
As tax season begins, the nonprofit AccountAbility Minnesota is reminding people to beware of predatory tax products. Filers should be wary of tax preparers offering a product called "refund anticipation checks."
A Superior, Wis., company that reclaims old growth lumber from a grain elevator was making its debut Sunday night on a reality TV show called "Ax Men."
Monday is Minnesota Robotics Day at the state Capitol, where students and people who work in the robotics industry will be demonstrating what they do.
The Department of Natural Resources will meet with local officials in northwest Minnesota this week to share information about managing aquatic invasive species.
The Minneapolis VA has received $217,000 in women's health grants from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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