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FARGO – A large hotel and convention center is planned to be built near the new Sanford Medical Center under construction. Sanford Health has an agreement with TMI Hospitality to build the complex adjacent to the $494 million medical center under construction near Veterans Boulevard and Interstate 94, executives of both organizations said Tuesday.
FARGO — A divided North Dakota Industrial Commission soon will decide whether to designate special places subject to development restrictions to protect them from oil drilling or other development. The commission has discussed the possibility of a list of special sites for half a year, and Gov. Jack Dalrymple proposed more than 40 candidate sites on a tour in late August.
FARGO — A divided North Dakota Industrial Commission soon will decide whether to designate special places subject to development restrictions to protect them from oil drilling or other development. The commission has discussed the possibility of a list of special sites for half a year, and Gov. Jack Dalrymple proposed more than 40 candidate sites on a tour in late August. Spots include Little Missouri State Park, where Dalrymple made his announcement, Killdeer Mountain, roadless areas in the Little Missouri National Grasslands and the units of Theodore Roosevelt National Park.
FARGO — More than 35,000 customers in North Dakota face discontinued health coverage because their plans are being scrapped due to new requirements under the Affordable Care Act. The three major health insurers in North Dakota were asked to report to state regulators their enrollment figures and cancellations resulting from the health reform act, commonly known as Obamacare.
FARGO – Thousands of customers in North Dakota must switch health coverage because their plans are being discontinued due to new requirements under the Affordable Care Act. The three major health insurers in North Dakota were required to report to state regulators their enrollment figures and cancellations under the health reform act, commonly known as Obamacare. The state’s largest health insurer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota, covers about 31,600 members – 17,000 in small groups and 14,600 individuals – whose insurance plans are being discontinued. That combined figure repr
FARGO — Lavonne Liversage has been named the new director of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center here. Liversage, who assumes her new position Nov. 18, has more than 17 years in management positions at the VA, including posts in Fargo, where she began her career with the agency.
FARGO – A coalition headed by an influential business group is preparing to mount a campaign opposing the proposed Clean Water, Wildlife and Parks Fund aimed for the November 2014 ballot. Andy Peterson, president of the Greater North Dakota Chamber, said Wednesday that the business group and others plan to launch what will be called North Dakotans for Common Sense Conservation early next year.
How to help: Donations can be made to nonprofit groups working to spare wild horses that will be removed from Theodore Roosevelt National Park from being sold to slaughterhouses, The Cloud Foundation and Legacy Mustang Preservation.
Online: -- Photographs and information about the horses of Theodore Roosevelt National Park can be found at www.trnphorses.phanfare.com or on Facebook on the "North Dakota Badlands Horse" and "Wild in North Dakota" pages. -- Details about the Sept. 28 auction of park horses and associated events in Wishek, N.D., can be found at Wishek Livestock Sales, www.wisheklivestock.com . If you go What: Auction of wild horses from Theodore Roosevelt National Park When: 11 a.m. Sept. 28; horse viewing 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 27 and before the sale from 8. to 10 a.m. Sept.
FARGO - An experiment involving birth control for the wild horses in Theodore Roosevelt National Park in western North Dakota is about to get a boost. Researchers have been testing a vaccine on some of the mares in the wild horse herd in the park's South Unit since 2009. The immuno-contraceptive vaccine is intended to keep treated mares from ovulating, therefore helping to control the population of the herd. If successful, the vaccine could provide an alternative to periodic roundups and removals of some horses to prevent overgrazing the range. So far, the vaccine has achieved about a 50 p