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State-tribal relations may suffer into the future after pipeline protests
In historically rare move, Forum Communications doesn’t endorse Republican for president
Dickinson man killed in crash near Beulah
Montana judge targeted for impeachment for 60-day incest rape sentence
Daycare not linked to child obesity
crime and courts
nation and world
Spill reported at well site without berm
ND health department tightens up on radioactive waste monitoring
Treater leak spills oil, brine in Mountrail County
Legal challenges buy time to develop clean coal
Coal prepares for carbon-free future as industry pushes developing commercially viable programs
Veeder: Rainy horse ride triggers memory of couple's beginnings
Dullum climbs Mount Rainier with his Scout troop
Revitalizing Ukrainian churches: Priest and family from Ukraine arrive in western ND
Gabbert specializes in unlocking puzzles of the mind
Watford City to host triple header concert
Bishop Ryan overcomes slow start to steamroll Heart River
No. 4 Bison rebound with road victory at Western Illinois
UND leans on veteran defensemen in finishing sweep of Bemidji State
Blue Hawk seniors bid the BAC a possible adieu
Timberwolves could win 50 games... or miss playoffs
Our View: This time for president, none of the above
Port: Standing Rock has set themselves up to lose big
Our View: Dickinson should improve liquor laws, increase licenses
Other Views: Lawless, bullying 'Keep It in the Ground' tactics fail
Governor candidate: Focus on public education first
Anne Short Johnson
Donna Marie Schmidt
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
December 8, 2015
S.D. governor looks for deal to allow Medicaid expansion in state
PIERRE, S.D. -- South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard called for a possible expansion of Medicaid for poorer residents, support for a boost in teacher pay and a tuition freeze for university and technical institute students in his annual budget address Tuesday. In a detailed, 75-minute...
News/Nation and World
December 8, 2015 - 6:13pm
August 15, 2015
Medicaid system goes online in October
BISMARCK — A multimillion dollar IT project for the state’s largest agency is on track to be completed this fall after being delayed for years and costs rising from $62.5 million to more than $97.9 million. Department of Human Services officials said the state’s new Medicaid...
August 15, 2015 - 11:40pm
July 23, 2015
Cost of expanding Medicaid in N.D. balloons
BISMARCK – North Dakota will spend millions more than originally projected for Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, a tab that could top $30 million per year by 2020 based on current projections. Gov. Jack Dalrymple, who pushed for the state to pursue Medicaid expansion...
July 23, 2015 - 4:03pm
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 7, 2015
Wyoming Senate rejects Obamacare Medicaid expansion
CODY, Wyo. — The Wyoming Senate on Friday rejected a bill that would have supported the state’s expansion of the Medicaid program for the poor under President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform law, effectively shutting the door for the remainder of year. Opponents of the measure...
February 7, 2015 - 8:45pm
July 24, 2014
Private insurance coverage up 10 percent in ND since before ACA
BISMARCK — Private insurance coverage has increased by more than 10 percent in North Dakota since before passage of the federal Affordable Care Act, an Insurance Department official reported Wednesday in the first such measure of the controversial law’s impact. Deputy Insurance...
July 24, 2014 - 12:33am
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
May 14, 2014
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
April 28, 2014
New Leipzig man sentenced for Medicaid fraud
BISMARCK — A New Leipzig man was sentenced to six months probation Monday in a Medicaid fraud case. Donald Hochhalter, 65, falsely understated his mother’s assets when filling out a Medicaid assistance application with the North Dakota Department of Human Services in February...
April 28, 2014 - 4:27pm
January 9, 2014
Human Services seeks public input on proposed Medicaid Expansion plan
The North Dakota Department of Human Services is seeking public comment on the draft Medicaid Expansion Quality Strategy Plan, which incorporates monitoring and improvement processes to ensure quality service for recipients in the Medicaid Expansion program. According to the draft...
January 9, 2014 - 2:03pm
December 25, 2013
ND rare red state with GOP governor moving ahead with Medicaid expansion
BISMARCK — Their weather may not have much in common, but when it comes to politics, Arizona and North Dakota aren’t that far apart. Both states lean heavily Republican, led by Republican governors with state Legislatures controlled by GOP supermajorities in both houses. A solid...
December 25, 2013 - 4:40pm
December 21, 2013
Omdahl: Yes, Virginia, there still is a Santa Claus
In 1897 — 116 years ago — 8-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon asked her father if there was a Santa Claus. He passed the buck to the editors of the New York Sun, where veteran newsman Francis Church responded with an editorial called “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.” Church...
December 21, 2013 - 4:13pm
December 17, 2013
State Medicaid program to benefit from settlement
BISMARCK — North Dakota’s Medicaid program will receive nearly $3 million as part of a $1.2 billion national settlement that resolves claims against Johnson & Johnson and a subsidiary for their marketing of the antipsychotic drugs Risperdal and Invega. The state Department...
December 17, 2013 - 6:55pm
July 9, 2013
Medicaid expansion plans on par with implementation date
BISMARCK -- The director of the Department of Human Services said Tuesday the state should be ready Oct. 1 to help more than 20,000 North Dakotans apply for Medicaid when the application process goes online. But Maggie Anderson said officials won't know how many will enroll until...
July 9, 2013 - 9:38pm
April 10, 2013
Lawmakers send Medicaid expansion to governor
BISMARCK -- An estimated 20,500 North Dakotans will receive health insurance once Gov. Jack Dalrymple signs a bill passed Tuesday. Senate lawmakers voted 33-14 to pass House Bill 1362, which expands Medicaid coverage under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, often called...
April 10, 2013 - 12:00am