ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Governor Mark Dayton says continuing problems with Minnesota's health insurance exchange keep him up at night. He says the exchange that started two-and-a-half months ago should be working more smoothly and he worries people who want to be covered on January 1st might not be. The deadline for applying is less than two weeks off. Federal government data show Minnesota in the middle of the pack among states when it comes to private insurance signups.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Governor Mark Dayton has told key Minnesota lawmakers he's considering a state public works borrowing bill of $975 million. He says a recent economic forecast showing a budget surplus gives the state more room to offset debt on projects. Lawmakers have been hit with more than $2 billion in requests.
WAYZATA, Minn. (AP) - TCF Bank says it will close a downtown Minneapolis branch and dozens of branches inside grocery stores in the Chicago area by the end of March. TCF says it will take a pretax charge of $7.6 million in its fiscal fourth quarter to account for costs related to closing the units and related job cuts.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) - The Minnesota Vikings know who'll be giving the handoffs this week but they're not sure yet who will be taking them. Adrian Peterson has shed the walking boot on his sprained foot but didn't practice on Wednesday. And Toby Gerhart may not practice until Friday. Matt Cassel will start at quarterback again when the Vikings play Philadelphia.
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