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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 raises $140K from online auction of unclaimed items

The September event drew some 500 bidders and 150 buyers of everything from jewelry to collectable coins.


New FTC commissioner calls for 'a return to fairness' in antitrust enforcement

Alvaro Bedoya criticizes limits on access to local pharmacies, says ongoing investigation of pharmaceutical benefit managers will be a "top priority."


Court dismisses GS Labs lawsuit against Medica over COVID tests

Judge rules the federal CARES Act did not create a right for the testing company to sue over payment terms.


State clears Fairview plan for new psychiatric hospital in St. Paul but raises concerns

The $62 million building would be at the site of the old Bethesda Hospital.


More urgent care clinics are coming to Minnesota

UnitedHealth Group's MedExpress has closed several locations, but other providers are stepping into a market that's growing after the pandemic paused expansion plans.


St. Paul-based Planned Parenthood North Central States names new CEO

Ruth Richardson is a state lawmaker and chief executive at Wayside Recovery Center, a St. Louis Park-based nonprofit.


Walmart, UnitedHealth Group partner on clinic care, Medicare Advantage

The retail and health care giants will collaborate on clinics adjacent to Walmart Superstores, telehealth and a co-branded health plan for seniors in Georgia.


Five years after largely exiting ACA markets, UnitedHealthcare to expand in more state exchanges

The Minnetonka-based health insurer now sells to individuals in 18 states and plans to grow to 22, an about-face from 2017 when it largely dropped coverage in the ACA market.


UCare not selected for large Medicaid contract in Iowa

The Minneapolis-based HMO says it's now considering options after losing bid that was central to insurer's growth plan.


Suit alleges UnitedHealth Group mismanaged investment options in worker retirement plan

Amended complaint adds the CFO and alleges "the fix was in" to retain Wells Fargo funds.