Seanne Thomas manages three health insurance plans for people in her family. Mark Zdechlik/MPR hide caption

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Do You Speak Health Insurance? It's Not Easy
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Sister Lisa Maurer, nun and kicking coach for the College of St. Scholastica football team, watches during drills in October. Derek Montgomery for MPR News hide caption

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Meet The College Football Coach Who Really Knows Her Hail Marys
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Steve Heller has worked for Minnesota's John Henry Foster company for 15 years. He says he likes the greater choice of health plans he now has because of the private exchange. Mark Zdechlik/MPR hide caption

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More Health Plan Choices At Work: What's The Catch?
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After Waterway Closure, Minneapolis Sees An End To River Shipping
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State Obamacare Exchanges Experience Growing Pains
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The Minnesota Orchestra under the direction of conductor Osmo Vanska (center) performs during a concert at the Cuban National Theater in Havana on Friday. Yamil Lage/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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After Thaw, Minnesota Orchestra Returns To Cuba
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State Sens. Warren Limmer (left) and Bill Ingebrigtsen talk in the Senate chamber. Limmer said he has been scolded for looking at his colleagues during debate before, and had "to beg forgiveness to the Senate president." David J. Oakes/Minnesota State Senate hide caption

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What Eye Contact — And Dogs — Can Teach Us About Civility In Politics
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States Tout Crowdfunding As The Future Of Private Investment
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A lone Mayo Clinic wheelchair sits on the Cascade Creek walking trail near Kutzky Park in Rochester, Minn. Elizabeth Baier/MPR News hide caption

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Sherman is still experimenting with the type of food he'll serve in the restaurant. Recently he made this walleye filet with sumac and maple sugar, a white bean and smoked walleye croquette and toasted hominy. Becca Dilley/Courtesy of Heavytable.com hide caption

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Ahmed Ismail, a soccer coach, runs the West Bank Athletic Club in Minneapolis. His players practice near a large Somali community where young people have been recruited to fight in overseas conflicts. Craig Lassig/AP hide caption

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Rep. Coya Knutson (D-Minn.), is shown shopping in a supermarket in 1955 following her demand to know why her fellow housewives remain saddled with high grocery bills while farm income continues to drop. Maurice Johnson/Bettmann/Corbis hide caption

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Becky Fink, a MNsure navigator, helps Mic-Ryan Freeman, 22, fill out a paper application for health insurance in February at Nucleus Clinic in Coon Rapids, Minn. Jennifer Simonson/MPR News/ Photo courtesy of Minnesota Public Radio News and NPR-Kaiser Health News-Member Station Reporting Project. © 2014 Minnesota Public Radio hide caption

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How A Series Of Mistakes Hobbled Minnesota's Health Exchange
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Peter Lee, executive director of Covered California, unveils a marketing campaign for the exchange in Los Angeles late last year. Nick Ut/AP hide caption

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After more than 15 months, the bitter labor battle between the Minnesota Orchestra musicians and management has ended. Whether the orchestra's music director Osmo Vänskä (pictured here) will return, after resigning in October, remains to be seen. Greg Helgeson/Minnesota Orchestra hide caption

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In this June 2008 photo, the bridge spanning the Mississippi River between Winona, Minn., and the Wisconsin side of the river is closed to traffic. Jim Mone/AP hide caption

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