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GM to invest $1 billion in U.S. factories, still cutting jobs
UPDATE: DAPL protest occurs Monday with 3 arrested, some say in response to MLK Day
Minnesota nun and former ND teacher who wrote to murderers dies at age 106
In SD, Yankton Sioux police consider cutting 911
Oilfield workers receive checks for unpaid wages from industry donor
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
Magic, murder and mayhem; Foundation sponsors mystery dinner theater
Lauren Alaina to entertain at the Mardi Gras
Saving homeless pets; Oreo's Animal Rescue plans fundraiser
Trinity to present 'Into the Woods'
5 Ways to Ensure Your Small Business is In Lending Shape in 2017
Blue Hawks men’s hoops edges Vikings
Dickinson State women’s basketball tops Valley City
Introspective off days are key to Karl-Anthony Towns' improvement
U.S. high school soccer concussions on the rise, study finds
Packers-Cowboys, Steelers-Chiefs draw huge audiences
BENSON: A monarchy in America
OMDAHL: A high tech governor offers great promise
Port: NDDOT attaches ridiculous fiscal note to bill to increase speed limit
Port: The Ringling Brothers Circus has a monument in North Dakota
Always in Season: House sparrows present a mystery
Thomas F. Murtha
Shirley A. Dvorak
Hilma K. Sargent
Kim F. Krull
Medora gears up for visitors
New tellings of old museum stories
Beach vibe in the Bakken
Sax remodels downtown building into custom and detailing center
Business steady as Platinum Motorsports becomes certified
Burgum releases budget plan to legislative leaders calling for more cuts than Dalrymple
April 30, 2015
Unfinished NDPERS budget bill won’t affect member benefits, director says
BISMARCK – As lawyers and lawmakers try to figure out the next step for the North Dakota Public Employees Retirement System budget that was left unfinished when the Legislature adjourned Wednesday, the system’s executive director said it’s business as usual. “As far as...
April 30, 2015 - 6:36pm
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
April 21, 2015
Sanford, Essentia strike deal on NDPERS health insurance
FARGO - Sanford Health Plan and Essentia Health have reached an agreement that lets Essentia keep providing in-network care to its patients in the 65,000-member North Dakota Public Employees Retirement System. The deal adds 1,500 Essentia Health providers to the NDPERS network,...
April 21, 2015 - 7:21pm
March 4, 2015
Essentia in talks to join Sanford Health Plan provider network
FARGO – Essentia Health has not yet joined the provider network for the health insurance plan that will cover an estimated 65,000 North Dakota public employees, retirees and their family members starting July 1. The board of the North Dakota Public Employees Retirement System,...
March 4, 2015 - 8:01pm
March 3, 2015
BCBS of ND execs’ incentive pay nixed
FARGO — Executives and managers at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota weren’t awarded incentive pay last year in light of large financial losses and other performance shortfalls. The rare decision by the state’s largest private health insurer not to award incentive...
March 3, 2015 - 9:33pm
February 24, 2015
ND, Minnesota affected by data security breach
BISMARCK — Health insurer Anthem Inc. is sending letters to more than 27,000 North Dakotans and 300,000 Minnesotans who were affected by the recent data security breach. Officials said hackers broke into the database of the nation’s second largest health insurer between Dec....
February 24, 2015 - 10:13pm
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
N.D. public employees switching health insurance from Blues to Sanford
BISMARCK — North Dakota’s largest employer group decided Thursday to switch health insurance coverage from Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota to the Sanford Health Plan in a deal that alters the competitive landscape. The shift will have ramifications in Fargo, headquarters...
February 20, 2015 - 12:50pm
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
December 4, 2014
Blue Cross Blue Shield to pay $60,000 for violations
FARGO — Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota agreed Thursday to pay fines totaling $60,000 for “systemic” violations uncovered in an examination by insurance regulators. The violations involved handling of claims, including health insurance coverage, mental health and substance...
December 4, 2014 - 9:59pm
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
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
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
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