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MNsure targets young people

October 8, 2013

Minnesota’s week-old health insurance exchange is targeting young, healthy users to balance out costs. MNsure — an online marketplace where Minnesotans can compare coverage and enroll in health...

MNsure debuts to heavy traffic, could appeal to students

October 2, 2013

After years of preparation, Minnesota launched its online health care exchange Tuesday afternoon. MNsure, the state’s insurance marketplace, will allow Minnesotans to create accounts, buy plans and...

MNsure launches despite looming shutdown

October 1, 2013

The state’s new health insurance exchange — an online marketplace where Minnesotans can compare premium rates and sign up for health plans — is set to launch Tuesday afternoon. The exchange,...

Streetcar plan moves forward

September 25, 2013

A Minneapolis City Council committee voted in favor of a $200 million, 3.4 mile-long streetcar line Tuesday. The city’s Transportation and Public Works Committee voted Tuesday to build a “starter”...

James Corner Field Designs were selected to lead the renovation of Nicollet Mall, the pedestrian and transit corridor running through the heart of downtown Minneapolis.

Nicollet Mall redesign team chosen

September 24, 2013

More than 20 years after its most recent update, Nicollet Mall will soon be modernized with the help of James Corner Field Operations. The plan, proposed last Tuesday, includes new lighting, paving and...

Junior Salma Taleb asks the panel a question at

U community speaks out against Syria intervention

September 16, 2013

As global leaders continue to weigh action in Syria, University of Minnesota professors and students are adding their voices to the debate. This week, discussion shifted from military action to diplomacy...

Vikings on track to play TCF

September 12, 2013

The University of Min­nesota is planning for the Vikings to move in next fall — a visit that is likely to last only two seasons. Last week, the Min­nesota Sports Facilities Authority announced...

Brian Beutner, far right, chair of the MNsure Board of Directors, speaks about the Affordable Care Act at the Humphrey School at the University of Minnesota on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013. This public forum featured national experts and local politicians to discuss how the Affordable Health Care Act will affect Minnesota.

Health reform impacts students differently

September 5, 2013

Minnesotans will be able to sign up for health plans and compare premium rates on a new online marketplace starting in October. State leaders, professors and others weighed the pros and cons of the MNsure...

Samatar’s legacy lives on

September 3, 2013

Salma Bile was interested in pursuing a career in medicine, but didn’t think she could become a doctor. “In my culture, girls get married pretty young, normally,” she said. Then, in high...