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MNsure, Minn.'s health exchange, opens Tuesday, a few hours late

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- It may have started a little later than originally planned, but officials say Minnesota's new online health insurance exchange is off to a smooth start.

MNsure officials say more than 500 accounts were created in the first hour Tuesday afternoon.

MNsure executive director April Todd-Malmlov says the system's debut was the second highest website volume the state has ever had.

She says more than 100,000 visitors came through the first day, and there were up to around 3,000 users at the same time. Despite the high volume, Todd-Malmlov says the system did not crash.

The online marketplaces are at the heart of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

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