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MNsure board assumes control of health exchange

The MNsure board of directors voted unanimously on Wednesday to take over control of the state-run health insurance exchange that's slated to open for business on Oct. 1. Previously it had been under the authority of the Minnesota Department of Management and Budget (MMB).

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Moody’s outlook on Minnesota improves

One of the big three New York bond rating agencies has improved its outlook on the state of Minnesota’s fiscal condition. Moody’s Investors Service revised its view of Minnesota’s financial status to “stable” from “negative,” which had been its view of the state since August of 2001.

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Stinson’s retirement ends 26-year tenure

At age 70, after 26 years as Minnesota’s top economic soothsayer, Tom Stinson’s retirement hardly came as a shock. He was already by far the longest-serving state economist — none of his predecessors held the position for more than five years — and he had a comfortable side job teaching economics at the University of Minnesota.

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Tom Stinson retires after 26 years as state economist

Current University of Minnesota applied economics professor Laura Kalambokidis will take over as state economist, making her the first woman to serve in the role since the position was created in 1975. Stinson, 70, was first named state economist since 1987, holding a job for decades that economists before him only held for several years at a time.

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