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Heated Twitter comments follow ND legislative forum
'It didn't look right,' says teen who helped save toddler at Fargo hotel pool
First bill in years will benefit North Country Trail that runs from NY to ND
Gas prices expected to make springtime increase soon
Chris Wallace to Reince Priebus: 'You Don't Get to Tell Us What to Do'
crime and courts
nation and world
MDU enters power purchase agreement for Thunder Spirit Wind project near Hettinger
U.S. oil rig count recovers to end 2016 near year-ago levels
New state regulations will affect repairs of pipeline
ND oil production up 7 percent, returns above 1 million barrels a day
Oil pipeline spill near Belfield estimated at 176,000 gallons
Auxiliary selling Valentine cookies
Just a kid at heart: Buffington makes dollhouse for silent auction item
Learning for a lifetime: CommUniversity classes start Feb. 11
New Orleans hometown guy leads West All-Stars to win with record 52 points
Plan remains to alternate between Grand Forks and Fargo for state hockey
Twins' Vargas gets help from Manny Ramirez this time
Jacobs: A new bird mystery for a new week
Trinity finishes home schedule in fashion
Swift: Do-it-yourself Dad may be least patient patient of all
Veeder: The new good 'ol days are on their way
Phillips: Dealing with difficult people easier with kindness
Port: Hey Shailene Woodley, come back to North Dakota and clean up your mess
Minding Our Elders: Recovery from double grief may require professional care
Shaun L. Walton
Catherine "Katie" (Kessel) Steinke
Gladys Josephine Stenberg
Heidt and Horner plan wedding
Kristianson and Kilwein
Olson and Steffan
Engagement: Pottorff and Schank
Kirkwood president committed to hometown, growth
More than a decade caring for the public
South Heart investing $13.1M into education's future
Clear Creek expands into residential heating and plumbing sector
Kids are "Acting Up!" during class
Honoring our Firefighters
affordable care act
October 1, 2014
Medicaid enrollment moves slowly in ND
BISMARCK — Officials with the North Dakota Department of Human Services told lawmakers Wednesday they expect to have enrolled most if not all of the individuals they estimated would be eligible for the state’s Medicaid expansion by the end of the current biennium. Members of...
October 1, 2014 - 10:15pm
July 25, 2014
AG: Some health insurance plans fail to comply with federal law
BISMARCK — North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem issued an opinion Friday concluding that some plans offered by two major health insurers likely fail to comply with federal law by excluding coverage for residential treatment of adults for substance abuse. The opinion applied...
July 25, 2014 - 11:34pm
July 22, 2014
ND report released on behavioral health services
BISMARCK — The ball is now in the North Dakota Legislature’s court to fix what a consultant identified as major gaps in behavioral health services, including a “crisis” in the western part of the state, where population growth has more people seeking treatment from providers...
July 22, 2014 - 10:48pm
June 14, 2014
There’s an app for health care: Website developer invents Medytex
FARGO — It started as an idea for an app that could give instant feedback to restaurants. Now, it seeks to make health care better and more...
June 14, 2014 - 10:55pm
Gap in addiction treatment from ‘essential benefits’ standard
FARGO — There’s an unintended gap in adult residential treatment for addictions because of North Dakota’s selection of the basic “essential services” coverage under the Affordable Care Act, service providers and mental health advocates say. As a result, some people with...
June 14, 2014 - 10:53pm
Medicaid expansion a lifesaver for some new patients, Sanford official says
BISMARCK — North Dakota’s participation in Medicaid expansion has saved the lives of residents who otherwise might not have sought medical treatment because of the costs, a Sanford Health Plan official said Wednesday. Meanwhile, leaders of the North Dakota Pharmacists Association...
May 14, 2014 - 5:22pm
May 10, 2014
No severance for ND Blues CEO who presided over financial loss
FARGO — Paul von Ebers, fired last week as chief executive of Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota after the insurer reported multimillion-dollar losses, has not received a severance payout. “Paul von Ebers was terminated for cause and there is no severance at this time,”...
May 10, 2014 - 11:34pm
May 2, 2014
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota reports $72.9M loss
FARGO — Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota recently completed a bruising year that saw its financial bottom line drop by $72.9 million from a loss on a troubled subsidiary and higher-than-expected medical claims. The year-end figures for 2013 were disclosed Thursday in a financial...
May 2, 2014 - 11:25pm
April 11, 2014
Sebelius: I’m responsible for debacle: Health secretary resigns after Obamacare launch woes
WASHINGTON — U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning after overseeing the botched rollout of President Barack...
April 11, 2014 - 12:07am
February 1, 2014
Businessman sues government over birth control mandate
HASTINGS, Minn. — A Hastings business owner has filed a federal lawsuit against the government, saying portions of the Affordable Care Act violate his religious beliefs. Doug Erickson, who owns the Hastings Ford and Hastings Chrysler car dealerships, said the government is asking...
News/crime and courts
February 1, 2014 - 7:09pm
January 10, 2014
ND online marketplace enrollment continues to trickle
FARGO — Enrollment for health insurance through the new online marketplace continues at a trickling pace in North Dakota. As of the first week of January, when coverage started through plans under the Affordable Care Act, 977 members had signed up with Blue Cross Blue Shield of...
January 10, 2014 - 11:34pm
January 3, 2014
Court asked not to extend Catholics’ contraception exemption
WASHINGTON — The U.S. government asked the Supreme Court on Friday not to allow Roman Catholic-affiliated groups a temporary exemption from a part of the Obamacare healthcare law that requires employers to provide insurance policies covering contraception. On Tuesday night, Justice...
January 3, 2014 - 10:19pm
December 11, 2013
Online insurance marketplace ND signups up to 265
BISMARCK — New data show that 265 North Dakotans signed up for private insurance under the federal health care law in the first two months of the federally run online marketplace, a significant rise from 42 the first month but still the lowest total in the nation. People can...
December 11, 2013 - 12:42pm
December 2, 2013
Blue Cross Blue Shield of ND will not extend discontinued health plans
By Patrick Springer Forum News Service FARGO — Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota will not extend coverage for health insurance...
December 2, 2013 - 3:18pm
November 21, 2013
ND insurance commissioner asks companies to renew canceled policies
BISMARCK – North Dakota Insurance Commissioner Adam Hamm said Thursday he is asking health insurance companies doing business in the state to renew policies for customers who were notified that their plans have been or will be canceled as a result of the Affordable Care Act. Nearly...
November 21, 2013 - 12:00pm