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MNsure Says 4.5 Percent Average Hike in 2015

Minnesota officials say the average rate for policies sold on the state health insurance exchange next year will go up 4.5 percent.
    
They say that will still give Minnesota the lowest average rate in the nation.
    

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MSHSL to Review Policy Changes for Transgender Athletes

The Minnesota State High School League is set Wednesday to review details of its transgender athlete policy.

5 Counties Urge Met Council to Reconsider 2040 Transportation Plan

Commissioners representing five Twin Cities metro counties expressed their concerns about the Metropolitan Council’s policy plans at a meeting Monday night.

More than 25 county commissioners and administrators met with Met Council members at Thompson County Park in West St. Paul.

Authorities: Ty Hoffman Played Slots with Dyed Money at Mystic Lake

Details surrounding a month-long manhunt for a suspected killer were released Friday by authorities in Ramsey County.

Lyle "Ty" Hoffman is accused of killing his ex-lover and business partner Kelly Phillips at an Arden Hills gas station on Aug. 11.

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Cone Zone: Major Changes Coming to Highway 169

A re-striping project will bring lane closures to Highway 169 in both directions between County Road 18 in Shakopee and Pioneer Trail in Eden Prairie this weekend. The roadway was re-striped to three lanes after spring flooding shut down a number of roads in the south metro. By Monday, Highway 169 will return to two lanes in each direction.

Scott County Officials Discuss Flood-Prevention Efforts

Residents in Prior Lake have sandbags piled around their homes to protect their belongings from floodwaters. - Photo: KSTP/File

Scott County officials are busy preparing for the next big flood.

On Tuesday, officials and staff members outlined the problems their communities experienced during a very wet June, including road washouts, farm field erosion, shoreline damage, impassible roads, and flooded homes.

49 Minn. Counties Under Disaster Declaration, Considered for Emergency Assistance

June flooding in Rock County, Minn. - Photo: KSTP/File

Farmers in more than half of the state hurt by this year's flooding can apply for financial help. Many have been working for months to overcome the devastation.

On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture issued a primary disaster declaration for 18 counties. Another 31 counties have been designated as contiguous disaster areas.