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The Capitol Note: GOP Sen. Torrey Westrom to run for Congress

DFL U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson finally has a strong Republican challenger in the 1st Congressional District. Today, state Sen. Torrey Westrom, R-Elbow Lake, will make his candidacy official, following months of rumors about Westrom's interest in challenging the Democratic incumbent. Westrom is in his first term in the Senate, and won election to the upper chamber in 2012 following seven terms in the House.

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MNsure’s first month a qualified success

Launched in the shadow of the spectacular malfunctions of the federal Healthcare.gov website, the first month of MNsure was, by comparison, a smashing success. Following a brief down period on the day of launch, and a few other technical snags along the way, most people visiting the state-run health insurance exchange say the website issues seem to have been ironed out by now.

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Bumps and all, MNsure opens for business

More than three years after passage of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Minnesota’s health insurance exchange opened for business on Tuesday. The MNsure website had more than 100,000 visitors on opening day, and more than 500 people created accounts in just the first hour of operation.

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