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Sisters encourage others to get colonoscopies and be mindful of their health
Panel votes to phase out ND center for tobacco prevention
Refugee resettlement study bill passes ND House, Democrat calls it "mean-spirited"
Dickinson talks blue law: Local businesses give thoughts on potential change in Sunday hours law
After cases of 911 overdose calls lead to charges, ND Good Samaritan law may see changes
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
Promoting beef: Sharon Kickertz-Gerbig named CattleWomen regional director
Winning the golden ticket: Dickinson State to present 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'
Cafe 60 reaches out to baby boomers: Elder Care program offered in participating restaurants
Vacation with a purpose: Volunteers needed for a service trip to Zimbabwe
Auxiliary selling Valentine cookies
Top-seeded Bulldogs hold off Bison in Region 7 Tournament
Bearcats knock off defending Region 7 champs Trinity in quarterfinals
Night Hawks outlast Heart River in Region 7 Tournament
Defense, scoring balance gets Killdeer past Wildfire
DSU track and field collects NSAA honors
Port: N.D. House Democrat insults sponsor of refugee study 'born in prejudice and suspicion'
Column: Don't blame your pain on the weather
Port: Young legislators learn that in politics the people are never wrong (even when they’re wrong)
Swift: Do-it-yourself Dad may be least patient patient of all
Veeder: The new good 'ol days are on their way
Jeffrey "Jeff" Schirado
Mary Ann Engelhart
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
January 27, 2016
Deadline for Obamacare enrollment looms
FARGO -- Officials on Wednesday urged North Dakotans who haven't yet enrolled for coverage this year under the Affordable Care Act not to wait until the Sunday deadline to sign up. As of the latest tally, through Saturday, more than 20,300 North Dakota residents had enrolled for 2016...
January 27, 2016 - 7:31pm
January 6, 2016
Congress sends bill to gut Obamacare, to certain veto
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Congress on Wednesday approved legislation dismantling President Barack Obama's signature health care plan, putting on...
News/Nation and World
January 6, 2016 - 8:28pm
December 23, 2015
More than 19,000 North Dakotans sign up for Obamacare
FARGO -- More than 19,000 North Dakotans have signed up for health insurance through the marketplace established by Obamacare, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services this week. The report comes in the middle of the 2016 open enrollment period, which began Nov....
December 23, 2015 - 6:08pm
August 12, 2015
Access to health care ‘a godsend’ for uninsured man
FARGO — Not long ago, Mike Barry was going to a homeless health clinic to take care of his chronic health conditions, which include diabetes,...
August 12, 2015 - 11:23pm
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
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 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
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 30, 2014
Minnesota DFLers plan legislative response to Hobby Lobby ruling
DULUTH, Minn. — Minnesota DFLers unveiled plans Wednesday to introduce a bill that would require most employers’ insurance plans to pick up the tab for employees’ birth control. During a visit to Duluth on Wednesday afternoon, House Majority Leader Erin Murphy, DFL-St. Paul,...
July 30, 2014 - 11:49pm
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 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