Reporter | Business

Christopher Snowbeck covers health insurers, including Minnetonka-based UnitedHealth Group, and the business of running hospitals and clinics. 

Since 1994, Snowbeck has covered health care stories at four newspapers including the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Daily Progress of Charlottesville, Va. He lives in St. Paul with his wife, two daughters and two cats. He graduated from Carleton College as a history major with a concentration in medieval studies. He serves on the board of directors for the Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists. He's also a runner.

Minnesota marks 2,000 deaths from COVID-19 pandemic

State health officials reported Saturday 10 more deaths from COVID-19 across the state, exactly 27 weeks after Minnesota's first death report came March 21.

Children's Minnesota considers 'significant' job cuts, service changes

No numbers yet, but some services could move from St. Paul to Minneapolis.

Bind expands health plan business to Florida, eyes other states

The Minneapolis-based startup company is now selling fully insured coverage.

U reviews video of weekend 'Superblock' gathering amid COVID-19 concerns

The gathering, attended by scores of students, took place outside dorms on the Minneapolis campus.

A new mother's COVID death shines light on ethnic disparities

Among all expectant mothers, Black and Hispanic women are contracting the coronavirus in numbers that far exceed their share of the population.

Coming of fall brings more COVID-19 concerns in Minnesota

The state could see a spike with schools, indoor activities — and the flu.

Minnesota reports 4 more deaths from COVID-19, more than 900 new cases

The pandemic has now caused 79,880 confirmed cases in Minnesota.

Health worker COVID infections underscore state mask needs

Infections are occurring in clinics and hospitals, but state health leaders believe the majority of doctors and nurses are infected while away from work.

State's one-day COVID tally hits 1,000, its second-highest yet

State health officials blame those who are disregarding guidelines for mask-wearing and social distancing.

Minnesota reports 4 more deaths from COVID-19, more than 1,000 new cases

The pandemic has now caused 74,257 confirmed cases in Minnesota.