Report: Some State Agencies Charged Too Much for IT, Others Too Little

Just like offices have people who provide I.T. services, so does the state. According to a new report from Minnesota's Legislative Auditor, the state's I.T. department, MN.IT, isn't following state and federal regulations...

  • State Sends Incorrect Monthly Bills to MinnesotaCare Recipients

    The Minnesota Department of Human Services sent 3,000 letters to homes of MinnesotaCare recipients who may have received incorrect monthly billing statements after they applied for health coverage through MNsure, the state's new health care exchange...

  • DHS Settles Whistleblower Lawsuit for $295K

    5 EYEWITNESS NEWS has learned the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) has settled a whistleblower lawsuit for $295,000. Paul Olson blew the whistle on a backroom deal he says was orchestrated by former DHS Assistant Commissioner, Scott Leitz. He said it allowed Amplatz Children's Hospital, at the U of M, to receive $3 million in Medicaid money it was not legally entitled to receive...

  • MNsure Monthly Premiums Likely to Increase Significantly

    The head of the Minnesota Council of Health Plans gave a hint of what might come soon to those who pay for health insurance coverage through MNsure, Minnesota's health care exchange. Julie Brunner is the Executive Director of the Minnesota Council of Health Plans, which is the professional association for the HMOs that offer health coverage through MNsure...

  • Audit Finds Improper Conduct in Ramsey County Courts; 5 Employees Disciplined

    5 EYEWITNESS NEWS has learned five Ramsey County Court system employees have been disciplined as part of an internal audit of court computers.  Three of the five employees have resigned and the other two are appealing their terminations...

  • Lawmakers Hold Hearing Tuesday on Alleged Payment Problems at Running Aces

    A state audit has concluded that operators of a Minnesota horse racing track shorted race purses by nearly $437,000 over four years in which regulators failed to adequately scrutinize the payouts. Minnesota's legislative auditor released his special review of the Racing Commission's oversight of the Running Aces Harness Track north of the Twin Cities...

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