Tom Scheck · Oct 1, 2015
Buying health coverage through MNsure will get a lot more expensive for many people next year.
Average rate increases for individual and family coverage will range from 14 percent to 49 percent compared to 2015, the agency said Thursday. The highest average rate increase — 49 percent — will come from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, the state's largest insurer.Read more
Bloomington residents Lew Coffey and Bill Reichert opposed the city council's request for authority to issue bonds without asking voters. Here's the story.
Reading Corps, a program designed by our former state representative and Minnesota commissioner of education Alice Seagren, has been successful statewide and in 11 states in closing the achievement gap for at-risk students from three-years-old to third grade. Alice says, "In Bloomington, 90 percent of 4-year-olds enrolled in the Minnesota Reading Corps made great gains on three key literacy measures, helping them be ready for kindergarten." Read more here.