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Ben Utecht speaks to a crowd of medical professionals, coaches and parents on Tuesday morning in St. Cloud. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
Ben Utecht speaks to a crowd of medical professionals, coaches and parents on Tuesday morning in St. Cloud. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
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Super Bowl Champion Ben Utecht Speaks in St. Cloud For Concussion Awareness [VIDEO]

Former NFL tight end and Super Bowl champion Ben Utecht spoke in St. Cloud on Tuesday to raise awareness on sports-related concussions. Utecht was forced to retire from football in 2009 after suffering his fifth diagnosed concussion during a pre-season practice with the Cincinnati Bengals.

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New State Budget Comes With Higher Costs for MinnesotaCare

Monthly premiums for Minnesota's health care program for the working poor are increasing in August.

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MNsure CEO: Supreme Court Ruling Won’t Affect Subsidies Here

The head of Minnesota's state-run health insurance exchange says an eagerly awaited Supreme Court ruling on subsidies will have no impact in the state.

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MNsure Starts Search For Permanent Chief Executive

Minnesota's health insurance exchange is looking for a permanent leader. MNsure opened applications this week for its executive director position. The opening was prompted by CEO Scott Leitz's departure in May.

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Officials Warn of Child Nicotine Poisonings in Minnesota

Minnesota health officials are warning of the dangers of concentrated nicotine after a jump in nicotine poisonings of children.

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More Clinics Offering Legal Advice to Patients in Minnesota

Medical and legal partnerships serving low-income people are becoming more commonplace in Minnesota, as some health care clinics are adding on-site attorneys to their teams of doctors and nurses to provide free legal advice.

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As Questions Mount, It’s Game Time For MNsure

MNsure is entering its proving grounds.

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Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News
Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News
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Houseplants Not Just For Producing Oxygen [VIDEO]

With the mild winter many of us with green thumbs are itching to get our gardens planted. However you don't have to wait for the ground to thaw.

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Democrat Plots Major Changes to MNsure Oversight

A chief architect of the state's health insurance exchange wants to dismantle its governing board.

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MNsure Says It’s on Track to Hit Enrollment Goal

Officials from the state's health exchange say they're on track to meet a crucial enrollment goal.

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