Audit: 'Public Safety at Risk' Due to Delays Investigating Minn. Nurse Complaints

A report from the Office of the Legislative Auditor is raising questions about whether the Minnesota Board of Nursing is taking swift enough action against nurses who break the rules. The audit states the board is taking too long to address some serious complaints, potentially endangering the welfare of patients in our state's hospitals and nursing homes.

  • Internal Emails: MNsure Aware People Placed on Medicaid Didn't Qualify

    Internal emails obtained by 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS show MNsure and other state officials were aware people who made too much money were placed on Medicaid, which is for low-income people. We have emails between Minnesota House Research staff and the Minnesota Department of Human Services that show state officials and MNsure have known about this problem since January of this year...

  • MNsure Accused of Placing People on Medicaid Who Don't Qualify

    The Minnesota Legislative Auditor's Office has confirmed it is investigating complaints that allege MNsure placed people on Medicaid, which provides medical assistance to low-income people, who don't qualify. Medicaid is a taxpayer-funded program that costs Minnesotans $2 billion every year...

  • Insurance Group Worries MNsure's Renewal System Not Ready for Nov. Enrollment

    Minnesota Association of Health Underwriters Board Chair Alycia Riedl says health insurance brokers who work with MNsure are nervous. Riedly says there is no computerized renewal system in place, and if it is not functional by the next MNsure open enrollment, Nov. 15, it could affect tens of thousands of people who are already enrolled through MNsure...

  • Running Aces Harness Track Cuts Wages; Employees Worried About Job Security

    5 EYEWITNESS NEWS has obtained a letter management at Running Aces Harness Track has sent to hundreds of employees outlining plans to cut wages significantly. The letter reads in part, "economic trends recently have begun to negatively impact the Running Aces Card Room's financial viability. Absent changes to how we operate, Running Aces' future is uncertain."...

  • KSTP-TV Takes Metro Transit to Court

    KSTP-TV has filed a complaint with the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) over two Data Practices Act requests that were denied. Nearly a year ago, we obtained a police report about a Metro Transit bus driver who was investigated for assaulting a bicyclist...

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