12, 2012 - An average of 23 cars are stolen every day in Minnesota – that’s almost one car every hour. Nearly 8,400 vehicles were stolen in Minnesota in 2010 alone, totaling more than $21.3 million in losses. But the state is teaming up with local law enforcement, county prosecutors, and community organizations to stop auto theft before it happens with a statewide auto theft prevention effort.
22, 2012 - Governor Mark Dayton announced today that the state has received a $26 million grant to continue the design and development of a Minnesota-made health insurance exchange. An exchange is a marketplace where Minnesota consumers and employers can find, compare, choose, and purchase health care coverage that best fits their personal, family, and business needs. The funding, provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), will be administered by the Minnesota Department of Commerce.
16, 2012 - In light of current drought conditions, Agriculture Commissioner Dave Frederickson and Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman today issued a consumer alert encouraging Minnesota farmers to consider purchasing crop insurance ahead of this year’s growing season.
29, 2011 - Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman today announced two new appointments to the Minnesota FAIR Plan Board of Directors. FAIR Plan is Minnesota’s statutorily created limited property insurer for those properties not able to obtain coverage from the private market.
19, 2011 - The Health Insurance Exchange Advisory Task Force will hold its fourth meeting on Wednesday, December 21st from 1:00pm to 5:00pm at the Atwood Conference Center, St. Cloud State University, 651 -1st Avenue S in St. Cloud, MN. Members of the public and press are invited to attend.
08, 2011 -
ST. PAUL, MN – The Health Insurance Exchange Advisory Task Force will hold its third meeting on Wednesday, December 7th from 1:00pm to 5:00pm at the Rochester Event Center, Lobb Field Hall, 7333 Airport View Drive SW in Rochester, MN.
08, 2011 - As snow falls and road conditions turn icy, Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman issued a consumer alert today, providing simple tips to help consumers stay safe and insured on Minnesota roads this winter.
05, 2011 - Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman today invited Minnesotans to offer input on potential information technology components for a Minnesota-Made Health Insurance Exchange. At noon today, sample modules – a series of websites simulating what an Exchange might look like – will go live for public evaluation.
22, 2011 - Data collected from more than 40 insurers shows that as of October 1, nearly 80 percent of adjusted claims filed following the storm were resolved. Insurers have paid $64 million in claims thus far, with an estimated $8.7 million in claims yet to be processed.