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Romney Stops in Minnesota

Romney Stops in Minnesota

With the Minnesota caucus less than a week away, Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney stopped in the state Wednesday. This after he won the Florida primary Tuesday.

He spoke at a rally in Eagan, talking about the economy and getting America back on track. He says its time for him to be in the White House, not President Obama.

"I will stay in touch with the American people and I will lead America to prosperity," said Romney.

Romney didn't stay in Minnesota long, he held a rally in Las Vegas, NV Wednesday night.

Minnesota Sues Accretive Health for Patient Privacy Violations

Minnesota Sues Accretive Health for Patient Privacy Violations

Information from the Office of Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson:

Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson today filed a lawsuit against Accretive Health, Inc., a debt collection agency that is part of a New York private equity fund conglomerate, for failing to protect the confidentiality of patient health care records and not disclosing to patients its extensive involvement in their health care through its role in managing the revenue and health care delivery systems at two Minnesota hospital systems.

Last July, Accretive lost a laptop computer containing unencrypted health data about 23,500 patients in Minnesota.  The lawsuit alleges that Accretive gained access to sensitive patient data through contracts with the hospitals and numerically scored patients’ risk of hospitalization and medical complexity, graded their “frailty,” compiled per-patient profit and loss reports, and identified patients deemed to be “outliers.”

Olmsted Assistant County Adminstrator Says Goodbye

Olmsted Assistant County Adminstrator Says Goodbye

Olmsted County said goodbye to a long time employee on Wednesday.

The county held a retirement ceremony for Assistant County Administrator Mary Callier. Callier has held the job since 1989 and she's worked for the county since 1977.

She says she was overwhelmed by the turnout and describes it as bittersweet.

     "I love the people I work with. I come to work wanting to be here every day. Not everyone can say that. I've been very fortunate. So I just have loved this job, the challenge, the variety, the opportunities I've had. But for everyone there comes a time to leave," says Callier.

Callier plans to take a year off, do a little traveling and try to figure out what to do with the rest of her life.

 

January Proclaimed "Learn a Winter Sport Month"

January Proclaimed "Learn a Winter Sport Month"

Governor Mark Dayton visited Welch Village Friday morning.

After going down the slopes a few times he stopped to announce January as "Learn a Winter Sport Month."

The proclamation is meant to encour

Political Group Aims to Make Schools More Green

Political Group Aims to Make Schools More Green

On Tuesday morning, the Blue Green Alliance, representing 11 work unions presented their plan to create jobs by making school buildings more green

Representatives explained how the green school initiative will create jobs during a presentation at George Gibbs Elementary 

ABC 6 News to Live Stream Iowa Debate

ABC 6 News to Live Stream Iowa Debate

(ABC 6 NEWS) --  On Saturday the Republican Presidential Candidates are facing off in a high stakes prime time debate.

They will be answering all the tough questions as the nation watches.  ABC's Diane Sawyer and George Stephanapoulos will be hosting the debate. 

The candidates that will be participating include: Michele Bachmann, Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, Rick Perry, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich.

The Iowa Republican Presidential Debate starts at 8 p.m. on ABC 6.  You can also watch the debate live on our website, Saturday at 8 p.m.

Minnesota's Budget Forecast To Be Released Thursday

Minnesota's Budget Forecast To Be Released Thursday

Minnesota lawmakers are bracing for another legislative session. The state's budget forecast will be released Thursday. It's expected to show the state facing a deficit between $500 million and $1 billion.

"I think it will be tense because again as I said there's no interest in adding revenue to the formula so we'll be cutting again," said Democratic State Representative Kim Norton of Rochester.

"It means we'll have more work to do. We need to position ourselves so we can continue to grow," said Republican Senator Carla Nelson of Rochester.