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Republican lawmaker Ros-Lehtinen, a Trump critic, to retire
Toned-down White House press dinner carries on without Trump
'Orange Is the New Black' Leak Shows: Hollywood Cybersecurity Lives and Dies With Third-Party Vendors
Trump says China could have hacked Democratic emails
White House Has 'Looked At' Changing Libel Laws, Reince Priebus Says
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
Rock art ‘bugs’ come to life
Should pregnant mothers hang up their cell phones?
New study analyzes student loan refinancing process
Enjoy pizza, meet storybook characters; proceeds going toward Imagination Library
Complete effort by Preds leads to 2-1 series lead on Blues
Sano drives in five as Twins top Royals
Logano roars to victory in Richmond
Hayward helps Jazz bury Clippers to win series
Dokken: Public land an asset, not a liability
Port: Heitkamp fundraising email calls Republicans radicals and extremists
Port: Hey Republicans, put Carlson and Wardner on the bench next session
ERICKSON: Don't just do something
HARROP: Can we think our way past robots?
Port: Things got a little weird at the end of North Dakota’s 2017 session
Frank H. @13@@10@Schafer, Jr.
Mary Margaret Wolf
Theodore M. Hecker
Mary Margaret Wolf
Heidt and Horner plan wedding
Kristianson and Kilwein
Olson and Steffan
Engagement: Pottorff and Schank
Staff at Bully Pulpit Golf Course are ready for the season to begin
Recipe for good: Elks' eatery, events help fund scholarships, youth activities
Hidden gem: Medora officials work all year in preparation for the busy summer season
Boots Bar & Grill ready for another exciting season
Perfecting 'Players': Restaurant manager on delicious mission
Worlds Greatest City Wide Garage Sale
Honoring our Firefighters
affordable care act
June 25, 2015
U.S. top court backs Obamacare, president says it's here to stay
* Conservative Chief Justice Roberts authors 6-3 ruling * Obama says his healthcare law is "here to stay" * Scalia delivers blistering dissent * Healthcare industry breathe collective sigh of relief (Adds updated market reaction) WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court on...
News/Nation and World
June 25, 2015 - 5:10pm
North Dakota leaders have mixed feelings in Affordable Care Act ruling
WASHINGTON -- Members of North Dakota's and Minnesota's congressional delegations had mixed feelings on the U.S. Supreme Court's decision Thursday to uphold nationwide tax subsidies under the Affordable Care Act. King v. Burwell hinged on whether those who purchased coverage through...
June 25, 2015 - 5:09pm
June 18, 2015
North Dakotans could be at risk of losing health insurance subsidies
FARGO — An advocacy group for health consumers said Thursday that 14,000 North Dakotans are at risk of losing their health insurance subsidies if the U.S. Supreme Court rules against the Obama administration’s Affordable Care Act. Families USA said the King v. Burwell case, which...
June 18, 2015 - 11:21pm
April 29, 2015
Special Report: Banned from Medicare, still billing Medicaid
NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO - A doctor who took kickbacks from a Pennsylvania hospice involved in a multimillion-dollar fraud. An Ohio psychiatrist who billed for treating no-show patients. A Georgia optometrist who claimed he conducted 177 eye exams in one day. Their transgressions vary....
News/Nation and World
April 29, 2015 - 8:30pm
February 20, 2015
Lawmakers concerned with health insurance contract
BISMARCK — North Dakota lawmakers are moving swiftly to draft legislation requiring that a new health insurance contract for public employees and retirees contain no benefit changes for the next two years. The development comes one day after the board of the North Dakota Public...
February 20, 2015 - 10:25pm
February 6, 2015
More sign up for health insurance on marketplace
BISMARCK — The number of North Dakotans who have enrolled for coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace continues to creep up as the deadline gets closer. As of Jan. 30, 15,997 residents had signed up to receive coverage in 2015 with 87 percent of North Dakotans qualifying...
February 6, 2015 - 12:10am
November 13, 2014
Obamacare enrollment begins again
FARGO — Those who want health insurance coverage next year through the new online marketplace should take note: The sign-up period begins Saturday and ends Feb. 15. But those who want to start new coverage or change insurance plans next year must enroll by Dec. 15 to ensure that...
November 13, 2014 - 11:04pm
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