Skip to content

General Interest News


A cross section of news releases from all areas of our department that are of interest to a general audience.

Results 81 - 90  (208 total results)

  • Farmfest 2013: Commerce Department Provides Bountiful Crop of Information for Families and Businesses
    August 05, 2013 - REDWOOD FALLS, MN – The Minnesota Department of Commerce returns to Farmfest this year, with more information relevant to rural Minnesota economies than ever before.
  • Commerce Department urges consumers to use caution to avoid insurance policy mill scams
    August 01, 2013 - SAINT PAUL, MN – Two recent investigations conducted by the Department of Commerce Fraud Bureau uncovered insurance “policy mill” schemes that resulted in felony insurance fraud and forgery charges against individuals who masqueraded as insurance agents bilking their customers out of cash and insurance coverage.
  • Commerce Department Updates Insurers on Same-Sex Insurance Benefit Coverage
    July 31, 2013 - SAINT PAUL, MN – In preparation for August 1, 2013, the day that same-sex marriage in Minnesota becomes law, the state’s Department of Commerce and Department of Health issued a joint bulletin to all insurers to provide guidance related to insurance coverage for dependents.
  • Commerce Department to hold second Public Meeting in Rochester to gather input on MCHA Transition Plan
    July 30, 2013 - SAINT PAUL, MN – The Minnesota Department of Commerce will hold a public meeting Wednesday, July 31, 2013 between 2:30 – 4:00 pm at the University of Minnesota, Rochester in Room 417 to gather public input that best addresses the transition to new health coverage for people who have been enrolled in the state’s high risk health insurance pool, Minnesota Comprehensive Health Association (MCHA).
  • Commerce Department to hold Virtual Public Meetings via Videoconference in 25 county locations to gather input on MCHA Transition Plan
    July 29, 2013 - SAINT PAUL, MN – The Minnesota Department of Commerce will hold a public meeting via videoconference Tuesday, July 30, 2013 between 10:00am – 12:00pm (county locations listed below) to gather public input that best addresses the transition to new health coverage for people who have been enrolled in the state’s high risk health insurance pool, Minnesota Comprehensive Health Association (MCHA).
  • Commissioner Rothman will kick off the 2013 Unclaimed Property Auction
    July 23, 2013 - MINNETONKA, MN – To kick off the 2013 Unclaimed Property Auction, Commissioner Mike Rothman will visit the preview on Wednesday, July 24 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Commissioner Rothman will be available to meet with media outlets and discuss the auction and the work of the Unclaimed Property Division. The preview will provide an opportunity to view items up for auction ahead of the first day of bidding.
  • Going Once, Twice, Sold – Commerce Holds Unclaimed Safe-Deposit Box Auction
    July 22, 2013 - SAINT PAUL, MN – After a record year of reuniting almost 21,000 Minnesotans with their unclaimed property, the Department of Commerce is continuing to raise awareness about the state’s unclaimed property program by holding a two-day auction of an estimated 5,000 abandoned safe-deposit box contents. This year’s auction will be held July 25 and 26 at the Sheraton Minneapolis West Hotel in Minnetonka both in person and online. The auction features ten years’ worth of unclaimed items left behind in safe-deposit boxes by people who have passed away or have left the boxes dormant for an extended period of time. Money from all of the safe-deposit box items that are sold will remain in the accounts of the original owners, ready to be claimed. The auction starts each day at 8:30 a.m. and a preview will be held on July 24 from 5-8:00 p.m.
  • Commerce Department to hold Virtual Public Meetings via Videoconference in 28 county locations to gather input on MCHA Transition Plan
    July 19, 2013 - SAINT PAUL, MN – The Minnesota Department of Commerce will hold a public meeting via videoconference Monday, July 22, 2013 between 1:30pm – 3:30pm (county locations listed below) to gather public input that best addresses the transition to new health coverage for people who have been enrolled in the state’s high risk health insurance pool, Minnesota Comprehensive Health Association (MCHA).
  • Department of Commerce joins multi-state effort on insurance climate change survey
    July 17, 2013 - SAINT PAUL, MN – Minnesota Department of Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman announced today that Minnesota has joined with California, New York, Connecticut, and Washington State to require insurers to respond to the Climate Risk Survey adopted in 2009 by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC).
  • Commerce Department to hold second Public Meeting in Saint Paul to gather input on MCHA Transition Plan
    July 12, 2013 - SAINT PAUL, MN – The Minnesota Department of Commerce will hold a public meeting Monday, July 15, 2013 between 5:00 – 6:30 pm at the Rondo Community Outreach Library to gather public input that best addresses the transition to new health coverage for people who have been enrolled in the state’s high risk health insurance pool, Minnesota Comprehensive Health Association (MCHA).
Pages 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11 - 12 - 13 - 14 - 15 - 16 - 17 - 18 - 19 - 20 - 21