ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota's health insurance exchange is considering a sole finalist to become its fourth leader in three years.

MNsure's board of directors on Wednesday named Mark Nyquist the lone candidate to take the chief executive job permanently.

Nyquist has experience in health care from previous work at UnitedHealth Group and a local firm called the Elk Lake Group.

The board still needs to vote to hire Nyquist.

Mnsure interviewed 11 candidates in a field of 42 applicants for the top job.