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White House says Syria's Assad preparing another chemical attack, warns of 'heavy' penalty
Third West Fargo high school, middle school effort on back burner for now
Russia sanctions bill remains stalled in Congress
Saving lives in the air: Sanford AirMed in Dickinson helps save lives with the use of a plane
Grass fire burns 10 acres near Dickinson
crime and courts
nation and world
Residents meet in Belfield for Q&A about proposed Davis Refinery
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
Playing the music of a bygone era
Celebrating 20 years of Family Fun Day
Big & Rich to headline Roughrider concert
Things your wedding server will never tell you
Bull riding winner Whitt shines on final day of Roughrider Days rodeo
Red Sox top Twins, Sale posts 10th victory
Grand Forks native Jackson Kunz commits to UND
Wild sign Olofsson to two-year contract
Second all-star trip would be 'a blessing' for Santana
Port: Heidi Heitkamp blasted in the New York Times for being 'uninterested in sexism and misogyny'
AstroBob: Fireflies - green sparks in the dark
Jessie Veeder: To have my little sister along with me
Forget multi-tasking. Here's how to monotask like a boss
Column: How can we lift the tension between law enforcement and motorists of color?
Reuben E. Pladsen
Virgil H. Heidecker
Raphael "Ralph" Brinster
Heidt and Horner plan wedding
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
Health & Wellness
Spring Lawn and Garden
Worlds Greatest City Wide Garage Sale
Honoring our Firefighters
Burgum proclaims statewide fire and drought emergency
affordable care act
June 14, 2014
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
November 16, 2013
‘Perfect storm’ will mean stiff rate hikes for health insurance
FARGO — Increasing demand for health care services and new provisions under the Affordable Care Act will combine to drive up insurance costs for many individuals and small groups next year. Beginning Jan. 1, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota has approval to increase premium...
November 16, 2013 - 10:19pm
November 14, 2013
Hoeven: Obama’s plan for ACA falls short
President Barack Obama on Thursday announced that he believes Americans should be allowed to renew individual health care plans now marked for termination, but North Dakota’s senior senator doesn’t believe a delay will be enough. Speaking during a phone interview Thursday evening,...
November 14, 2013 - 10:34pm
November 12, 2013
ND lawmakers question discontinued plans under Obamacare
BISMARCK – Questions about health insurance plans being discontinued under Obamacare dominated discussion about the Affordable Care Act on Tuesday at the Capitol, with one Republican lawmaker saying many people feel the law’s grandfather-clause exemption was “misrepresented...
November 12, 2013 - 7:51pm
November 7, 2013
Gene Lyons: Media misses full health insurance story
So here’s my advice: If you’re somebody who’s smoking hot about the Big Lie of the Affordable Care Act — you know, how President Barack Obama told everybody that if they liked their current health insurance policy they could keep it — do yourself a favor. Avoid the county...
November 7, 2013 - 10:28pm