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General Interest News


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

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  • As cold weather arrives, some tips to help you stay warm, conserve energy, prevent costly repairs
    October 25, 2012 - SAINT PAUL, MN - A long and cold winter is on our doorstep. With temperatures dropping, the Department of Commerce is providing Minnesotans with simple and inexpensive ways to save energy, save money and keep their homes safe this winter.
  • Commerce urges Minnesotans to think about their future for National Save for Retirement Week
    October 24, 2012 - Despite the rising cost of retirement, research shows that seventy-five percent of Americans have less than $30,000 in retirement savings.
  • Commissioner Rothman keynote speaker at Minnesota Insurance Fraud Summit
    October 15, 2012 - SAINT PAUL, MN – The Coalition Against Insurance Fraud estimates that fraud costs insurance carriers and consumers $80 billion a year. That averages out to about $950 per family in the United States. On October 16, Commissioner Mike Rothman will address this problem as the keynote speaker at the Minnesota Insurance Fraud Summit.
  • Commerce takes action against Oregon-based “Embassy of Heaven Church” for selling phantom auto insurance policies
    October 10, 2012 - Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman recently announced the Minnesota Department of Commerce has taken action against the Oregon-based “Embassy of Heaven Church” and its leader Paul Revere for offering invalid auto insurance policies in Minnesota.
  • Minnesota Welcomes Members of the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability
    September 29, 2012 - Minnesota’s focus on financial literacy, highlighted by April’s extensive calendar of events during Financial Literacy Month and the strong coalition of more than 140 stakeholders from state and local government, community organizations, non-profits, financial institutions, and foundations that participated in the Second Annual Financial Literacy Roundtable, has not gone unnoticed.
  • Commerce Commissioner Advises Commodity Investors to Proceed with Caution
    September 19, 2012 - With the recent collapse of these two high-profile commodity brokers, and the loss of hundreds of millions of dollars in customer funds, the Minnesota Department of Commerce has issued caution to all commodity investors.
  • Commerce Commissioner urges Minnesotans to protect themselves, property after a crash
    September 18, 2012 - Every minute of every day, a car accident occurs. To help ease the confusion of what information to share in a stressful situation, the Minnesota Department of Commerce announces the launch of WreckCheck Mobile App by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC).
  • Agreement Reached with Allianz Life Insurance Company
    September 06, 2012 - The Minnesota Department of Commerce announced a multi-state settlement agreement between Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America and 43 states. Iowa acted as the managing lead state in the agreement and was assisted by Minnesota, Missouri, and Florida.
  • Eveleth 5th Grader Hits a Homerun for Financial Literacy
    August 14, 2012 - Eveleth 5th grader Quinn Muhich was recently named the winner of the Hit a Homerun for Financial Literacy Contest, a statewide essay contest sponsored by Governor Mark Dayton, the Minnesota Department of Commerce, and the Minnesota Twins. Muhich, whose award-winning essay detailed ways that kids can “wait, save, and give,” won four free tickets to last Saturday’s Twins game, a bat signed by Minnesota Twins Manager Ron Gardenhire, and a shout-out on the Twins-O-Gram big screen during the fourth inning.
  • Minnesota Department of Commerce returns to Farmfest
    August 07, 2012 - The Minnesota Department of Commerce returns to Farmfest this year, with more information relevant to rural Minnesota economies than ever before. The Commerce Department booth is located in the Agriculture Building, where Commerce staff will be on hand to answer questions about a variety of topics affecting the lives of farm families and businesses.
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