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Nestled into rugged bluffs of the St. Croix River, the quaint village of Osceola, Wis., has stayed true to its historical roots.
In the wake of the lion's killing by a Minnesotan in Zimbabwe, hunters defend their sport.
A new generation of retirees wants to bask in nature, but not if it means sleeping on the ground.
A St. Paul dad has created Father’s Eve to celebrate the role of the “other” parent.
Ranging from castles to factories, old breweries were built to impress (and to produce lots of beer).
The Torchlight Parade will go on, but the signature Milk Carton Boat Race and the sand castle contest are being dropped as the celebration is cut from 10 days to 4.
After surviving war as children, two business partners have built a fast-growing airport business on family values.
A Minneapolis documentary filmmaker has made a name for herself by tackling tough topics.
More boomers are choosing to move up and remodel.
Every year since 2002, Minnesota has been losing residents to other states. What’s worse: Young adults are leaving in the greatest numbers.
Overshadowed by others, architect/craftsman Edwin Lundie created scores of Minnesota houses notable for their artisanship.
As baby boomers reject traditional terms for aging, businesses and marketers scramble to find the right words.
The first generation of the 21st century is shaping up to be diverse and digital. But are we really going to call it Gen Z?
Young singers are breathing new life into shape note, one of the oldest forms of American music.
A good chunk of the 65-and-older set are moving into larger homes or sinking big bucks into remodeling projects to create the homes of their dreams.
Raised on technology, millennials can’t get enough of their phones. They use them to take pictures, rate restaurants, get directions and cash checks — everything,…
The National Forest Lodge offers cross-country trails, rustic cabins and piles of snowy fun.
Mayo Clinic sees the emerging field of big data analytics as a crucial strategy to defend and reinforce its standing as an elite medical institution, particularly as health reform efforts and federal belt-tightening change the way doctors get paid.
Millennials will soon outnumber baby boomers in the United States, and sometime this year they are expected to become a majority of the workforce. Suddenly, Maple Grove workplace consultant Sarah Sladek is in high demand.
Reliable, longtime volunteers, who were shaped by the Great Depression and WWII, are dying or getting too old to do the work. Baby boomers aren’t stepping in to fill their shoes — at least not in the same way.
In a recent column for the New York Times, science and culture writer Daniel Engber took aim at the workplace madness that compels people to come to work sick, and it struck a nerve.
Any company that wants to woo the over-50 crowd generating some $4.6 trillion in economic activity in products and services can’t risk alienating it with words that carry negative connotations.
Overshadowed by older boomers, the fifty-something set will be closely watched for the way they move into life's final stages.
Whether an exercise in team building or a sign of a better economy, office workers are decking their workspaces.
When generations reunite, new concerns may arise, requiring action to help faltering elders.
The Mayo Clinic Care Network is an ambitious effort by the Rochester-based health system to expand its reach and secure its place in an era of rapid changes in health care.
EDGEWOOD, Ky. – Tony Luebbers was one of the first patients in which his hometown doctors at St. Elizabeth Healthcare could work hand-in-hand with the…
Generation X is struggling to come into its own, crushed between the aging baby boomers and the rising wave of millennials.
With his dapper bow tie and Aussie accent, Bill Powell used his smarts and charisma to promote some of the world’s best-known brands, including the…
Minnesota’s Blue Cross and Medica will join Bloom Health’s insurance marketplace.
Optum, the data services unit of UnitedHealth, bought a fast-growing Texas company that provides software to help doctors improve their management of their practices.
She was a proponent of the Adlerian approach.
David Abelson helped engineer merger with insurer HealthPartners.
Officials with the state’s health insurance exchange plan to improve the next enrollment.
PreferredOne, the top-selling insurance company last year on the state’s MNsure exchange, has decided not to sell products through the online marketplace in the upcoming open enrollment period.
Digital First Media has hired investment bankers to consider options for newspaper chain.
April Todd-Malmlov will become senior vice president of data analytics at Avalere Health.
The big data collaboration’s new additions include Harvard Medical School and the Medica Research Institute.
The state’s largest insurance company will deal directly with consumers in an Edina store.
4-H contestants don team costumes for wacky fair event.
They were orphans of a deal in which parent company Roundy’s sold off its other Twin Cities locations.
After a rocky start, fixes to the system are underway and are said to be on track for the start of open enrollment.
Mark Stennes spent the better part of his career as an arborist and plant pathologist working to stop the scourge of Dutch elm disease, which…
A group of executives will guide decisions about donations and report to the Minneapolis company's board of directors.
Brian Cornell’s determination and doggedness will be in high demand as the retailer.
The state will pay Deloitte Consulting an additional $3.2 million to get the MNsure online health insurance exchange up to snuff by Nov. 15, the…
Hazelden’s popular published works are evolving to keep up with today’s electronic lifestyle.
The federal health law requires insurers to spend 80 cents of every premium dollar on medical care.
Health insurers urged to reveal 2015 rates before the election.
Former Sen. Dave Durenberger reflects on health care – and politics – under Obama.
State officials said that letters notifying consumers of problems with their original insurance applications never got sent out. That mistake meant consumers didn’t realize they still had to provide crucial information before they could get coverage.
The insurance exchange is in talks with Optum to resolve long waits for people whose coverage needs have changed.
Consultants who are assessing the problems with the state’s online health insurance exchange laid out a list of issues, but none loom large enough for MNsure to change course before the open enrollment period in November.
Job growth across a mix of industries drove down May unemployment in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area to 4.0 percent, edging out Austin, Texas, and Columbus, Ohio.
At least eight suits have been filed challenging the birth control requirement.
Andy Slavitt will oversee day-to-day program operations at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid.
The insurer used low premiums to gain business in the first year of the Affordable Care Act.
Percentage without health plan is 2nd-lowest in U.S.
Nancy Feldman has led the insurance company for almost two decades.
Erik Larson will depart full-time work in mid-July; the agency hopes to fill his job before then.
The company is taking full ownership of the developer of the wireless monitoring system.
Most of Minnesota's big companies fared well in 2013, but a few big retailers had really tough years — and it shows.
UnitedHealthcare is striving to simplify its communications to help people improve their health literacy.
Scott Leitz has been interim chief at Minnesota’s health insurance exchange since mid-December.
Lloyd Ohme was anything but subtle when it came to the sport of rowing.“His passion was on the verge of obsession,” said his second-born son,…
The state health organization drew criticism last year over who got grants and who didn’t.
Hitting the numbers could help the insurance exchange become self-sufficient under the federal health law.
The program blends online games and social media tools to encourage people to achieve their health care goals.
Earnings were down 8% at UnitedHealth Group, the largest U.S. health insurer.
Deloitte will concentrate on fixing balky website.
April 22 will be the last day for some people who ran into technical problems buying insurance on the health exchange.
The women’s clothing retailer failed to find a buyer or new capital. A liquidation sale is planned.
The consulting firm’s task would be to fix flaws in the health insurance exchange.
Prosecutors had appealed the prison-free term for a figure in the $42 million scheme.
The state program is winding down operations with the launch of Affordable Care Act.