UnitedHealthcare eliminating out-of-pocket costs for insulin


Christopher Snowbeck of the Star Tribune reports UnitedHealthcare will eliminate Out-of-pocket expenses for insulin, and other critical medicines, in certain health insurance plans beginning in 2023. Andrew Witty , chief executive of, stated Friday that the goal was to lower financial barriers for patients who require these medications. This is especially important as inflation increases household budget pressures.

Adam Uren reports the City of Minneapolis identified the man who was fatally shot by police on Thursday morning as Andrew Tekle Sundberg.

The Minnesota Freedom Fighters were seen patrolling Uptown in body armor and holding rifles high above their shoulders, days after the shooting death of Winston Smith. The group did not have a security agreement with Minneapolis. However, Ryan Raiche at KSTP and Ricky Campbell from KSTP discovered that, after several firearms were taken from members of the group, the Mayor’s Office gave direction to speed up the process of returning the weapons to the members.

Via WCCO, Gov. Tim Walz announced Friday that federal money was approved for storm and flooding recovery in 15 counties and four tribes.

Also from WCCO A week after a baby algator was discovered swimming in a Wisconsin Lake southwest of Green Bay. Another alligator was also found roaming about, this time in Kenosha.

Anyone in a emotional distress or suicidal episode can text 9-8-8 or call or phone 9-8-8 for confidential and free emotional support via KARE-11.

Isabel Saavedra–Weis, Pioneer Press: For beginners interested in the craft, the Marine Mills Folk School offers a crash course in crop arts.

Ashley Halbach from KSTP reports a movie loan box in Robbinsdale. It is modeled after a ” Little Free Library“. It joins seven additional Free Blockbuster boxes located in the Twin Cities metro.

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