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Here’s some of our top stories from Friday’s edition. It’s your Press Pass to some of the best stories we bring you every day. Want your Press Pass fast? Download our app from the App Store and sign up for our email alerts. Patterson Lake residents discuss concerns of permit fee increases with Bureau of Reclamation
An impending hike in permit fees for homeowners beside Patterson Lake was the subject of an informational meeting held Thursday among different parties at the Heart River Retreat in Dickinson. Organized in a square, members of the Dickinson Park Board and the Bureau of Reclamation addressed questions brought up by the Patterson Lake Homeowners Association, which represents 41 homeowners that reside on Bureau of Reclamation land by means of a permitting process. ‘Well worth the wait’: GOP to announce two keynote speakers for state convention in Fargo With their state convention just a week away, North Dakota Republican Party officials remain mum on whether any of the three GOP presidential hopefuls might address the party faithful in Fargo, but Executive Director Roz Leighton said Thursday it will be “well worth the wait.” Leighton said the party has “two great keynotes” lined up to speak on the Saturday and Sunday of the convention, which runs April 1-3 at the 5,000-seat Scheels Arena. Sanford Health Plan posts $76.5 loss for 2015 The Sanford Health Plan posted an operating loss of $76.5 million for 2015 as a result of higher-than-expected costs for insurance lines including the North Dakota Public Employees Retirement System. That amount includes $38.5 million set aside to cover expected losses in 2016-17, Kirk Zimmer, the chief executive officer of the Sanford Health Plan said Thursday, March. "This means we have prepaid and absorbed the majority of the losses for that period," Zimmer said. ND Blues recovers from deep losses by posting surplus of $302.9 million Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota has more than recovered from deep losses it sustained in 2013, which resulted in laying off 15 employees and curtailing executive incentives. North Dakota's largest health insurer finished 2015 with capital and surplus of $302.9 million, up $71.8 million from the previous year, according to figures from the company's annual financial report. In 2013, the North Dakota Blues' capital and surplus plunged $80.8 million, mostly because of a botched health insurance exchange created for the state of Maryland by Noridian Healthcare Solutions, a subsidiary. Dickinson State baseball, softball set to begin conference schedules [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2414426","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]With some tough challenges already in the rearview mirror, the Dickinson State baseball and softball teams are looking forward to an even tougher road ahead. The two programs will begin North Star Athletic Association play in the coming days. The baseball team (13-15) plays at No. 5-ranked Bellevue (20-4) at 11 a.m. in a doubleheader Friday, and the No. 17-ranked softball team (17-6) takes on No. 22 Bellevue (8-12) at noon Monday, followed by a game against Dakota State (2-2) at 2 p.m. in Madison, S.D. Insight: March 24, 2016 [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2414423","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","style":"font-size: 13.008px; line-height: 1.538em;","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]On this week's Insight, Dustin Monke and Brock White sit down to discuss all the latest news and talk with North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring. Police Blotter: ATV, pickup missing after renter leaves property [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2414425","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]Property owners notified the Stark County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday to say that an ATV and a Chevrolet pickup truck was missing from their property southeast of Dickinson following the departure of a former renter. Deputies have not been able to make contact with the man, who is a person of interest.Here’s some of our top stories from Friday’s edition. It’s your Press Pass to some of the best stories we bring you every day. Want your Press Pass fast? Download our app from the App Store and sign up for our email alerts. Patterson Lake residents discuss concerns of permit fee increases with Bureau of Reclamation [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2414430","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]An impending hike in permit fees for homeowners beside Patterson Lake was the subject of an informational meeting held Thursday among different parties at the Heart River Retreat in Dickinson. Organized in a square, members of the Dickinson Park Board and the Bureau of Reclamation addressed questions brought up by the Patterson Lake Homeowners Association, which represents 41 homeowners that reside on Bureau of Reclamation land by means of a permitting process. ‘Well worth the wait’: GOP to announce two keynote speakers for state convention in Fargo With their state convention just a week away, North Dakota Republican Party officials remain mum on whether any of the three GOP presidential hopefuls might address the party faithful in Fargo, but Executive Director Roz Leighton said Thursday it will be “well worth the wait.” Leighton said the party has “two great keynotes” lined up to speak on the Saturday and Sunday of the convention, which runs April 1-3 at the 5,000-seat Scheels Arena. Sanford Health Plan posts $76.5 loss for 2015 The Sanford Health Plan posted an operating loss of $76.5 million for 2015 as a result of higher-than-expected costs for insurance lines including the North Dakota Public Employees Retirement System. That amount includes $38.5 million set aside to cover expected losses in 2016-17, Kirk Zimmer, the chief executive officer of the Sanford Health Plan said Thursday, March. "This means we have prepaid and absorbed the majority of the losses for that period," Zimmer said. ND Blues recovers from deep losses by posting surplus of $302.9 million Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota has more than recovered from deep losses it sustained in 2013, which resulted in laying off 15 employees and curtailing executive incentives. North Dakota's largest health insurer finished 2015 with capital and surplus of $302.9 million, up $71.8 million from the previous year, according to figures from the company's annual financial report. In 2013, the North Dakota Blues' capital and surplus plunged $80.8 million, mostly because of a botched health insurance exchange created for the state of Maryland by Noridian Healthcare Solutions, a subsidiary. Dickinson State baseball, softball set to begin conference schedules
With some tough challenges already in the rearview mirror, the Dickinson State baseball and softball teams are looking forward to an even tougher road ahead. The two programs will begin North Star Athletic Association play in the coming days. The baseball team (13-15) plays at No. 5-ranked Bellevue (20-4) at 11 a.m. in a doubleheader Friday, and the No. 17-ranked softball team (17-6) takes on No. 22 Bellevue (8-12) at noon Monday, followed by a game against Dakota State (2-2) at 2 p.m. in Madison, S.D. Insight: March 24, 2016 [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2414423","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","style":"font-size: 13.008px; line-height: 1.538em;","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]On this week's Insight, Dustin Monke and Brock White sit down to discuss all the latest news and talk with North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring. Police Blotter: ATV, pickup missing after renter leaves property [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2414425","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]Property owners notified the Stark County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday to say that an ATV and a Chevrolet pickup truck was missing from their property southeast of Dickinson following the departure of a former renter. Deputies have not been able to make contact with the man, who is a person of interest.Here’s some of our top stories from Friday’s edition. It’s your Press Pass to some of the best stories we bring you every day. Want your Press Pass fast? Download our app from the App Store and sign up for our email alerts. Patterson Lake residents discuss concerns of permit fee increases with Bureau of Reclamation [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2414430","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]An impending hike in permit fees for homeowners beside Patterson Lake was the subject of an informational meeting held Thursday among different parties at the Heart River Retreat in Dickinson. Organized in a square, members of the Dickinson Park Board and the Bureau of Reclamation addressed questions brought up by the Patterson Lake Homeowners Association, which represents 41 homeowners that reside on Bureau of Reclamation land by means of a permitting process. ‘Well worth the wait’: GOP to announce two keynote speakers for state convention in Fargo With their state convention just a week away, North Dakota Republican Party officials remain mum on whether any of the three GOP presidential hopefuls might address the party faithful in Fargo, but Executive Director Roz Leighton said Thursday it will be “well worth the wait.” Leighton said the party has “two great keynotes” lined up to speak on the Saturday and Sunday of the convention, which runs April 1-3 at the 5,000-seat Scheels Arena. Sanford Health Plan posts $76.5 loss for 2015 The Sanford Health Plan posted an operating loss of $76.5 million for 2015 as a result of higher-than-expected costs for insurance lines including the North Dakota Public Employees Retirement System. That amount includes $38.5 million set aside to cover expected losses in 2016-17, Kirk Zimmer, the chief executive officer of the Sanford Health Plan said Thursday, March. "This means we have prepaid and absorbed the majority of the losses for that period," Zimmer said. ND Blues recovers from deep losses by posting surplus of $302.9 million Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota has more than recovered from deep losses it sustained in 2013, which resulted in laying off 15 employees and curtailing executive incentives. North Dakota's largest health insurer finished 2015 with capital and surplus of $302.9 million, up $71.8 million from the previous year, according to figures from the company's annual financial report. In 2013, the North Dakota Blues' capital and surplus plunged $80.8 million, mostly because of a botched health insurance exchange created for the state of Maryland by Noridian Healthcare Solutions, a subsidiary. Dickinson State baseball, softball set to begin conference schedules [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2414426","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]With some tough challenges already in the rearview mirror, the Dickinson State baseball and softball teams are looking forward to an even tougher road ahead. The two programs will begin North Star Athletic Association play in the coming days. The baseball team (13-15) plays at No. 5-ranked Bellevue (20-4) at 11 a.m. in a doubleheader Friday, and the No. 17-ranked softball team (17-6) takes on No. 22 Bellevue (8-12) at noon Monday, followed by a game against Dakota State (2-2) at 2 p.m. in Madison, S.D. Insight: March 24, 2016
On this week's Insight, Dustin Monke and Brock White sit down to discuss all the latest news and talk with North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring. Police Blotter: ATV, pickup missing after renter leaves property [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2414425","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]Property owners notified the Stark County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday to say that an ATV and a Chevrolet pickup truck was missing from their property southeast of Dickinson following the departure of a former renter. Deputies have not been able to make contact with the man, who is a person of interest.Here’s some of our top stories from Friday’s edition. It’s your Press Pass to some of the best stories we bring you every day. Want your Press Pass fast? Download our app from the App Store and sign up for our email alerts. Patterson Lake residents discuss concerns of permit fee increases with Bureau of Reclamation [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2414430","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]An impending hike in permit fees for homeowners beside Patterson Lake was the subject of an informational meeting held Thursday among different parties at the Heart River Retreat in Dickinson. Organized in a square, members of the Dickinson Park Board and the Bureau of Reclamation addressed questions brought up by the Patterson Lake Homeowners Association, which represents 41 homeowners that reside on Bureau of Reclamation land by means of a permitting process. ‘Well worth the wait’: GOP to announce two keynote speakers for state convention in Fargo With their state convention just a week away, North Dakota Republican Party officials remain mum on whether any of the three GOP presidential hopefuls might address the party faithful in Fargo, but Executive Director Roz Leighton said Thursday it will be “well worth the wait.” Leighton said the party has “two great keynotes” lined up to speak on the Saturday and Sunday of the convention, which runs April 1-3 at the 5,000-seat Scheels Arena. Sanford Health Plan posts $76.5 loss for 2015 The Sanford Health Plan posted an operating loss of $76.5 million for 2015 as a result of higher-than-expected costs for insurance lines including the North Dakota Public Employees Retirement System. That amount includes $38.5 million set aside to cover expected losses in 2016-17, Kirk Zimmer, the chief executive officer of the Sanford Health Plan said Thursday, March. "This means we have prepaid and absorbed the majority of the losses for that period," Zimmer said. ND Blues recovers from deep losses by posting surplus of $302.9 million Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota has more than recovered from deep losses it sustained in 2013, which resulted in laying off 15 employees and curtailing executive incentives. North Dakota's largest health insurer finished 2015 with capital and surplus of $302.9 million, up $71.8 million from the previous year, according to figures from the company's annual financial report. In 2013, the North Dakota Blues' capital and surplus plunged $80.8 million, mostly because of a botched health insurance exchange created for the state of Maryland by Noridian Healthcare Solutions, a subsidiary. Dickinson State baseball, softball set to begin conference schedules [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2414426","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]With some tough challenges already in the rearview mirror, the Dickinson State baseball and softball teams are looking forward to an even tougher road ahead. The two programs will begin North Star Athletic Association play in the coming days. The baseball team (13-15) plays at No. 5-ranked Bellevue (20-4) at 11 a.m. in a doubleheader Friday, and the No. 17-ranked softball team (17-6) takes on No. 22 Bellevue (8-12) at noon Monday, followed by a game against Dakota State (2-2) at 2 p.m. in Madison, S.D. Insight: March 24, 2016 [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2414423","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","style":"font-size: 13.008px; line-height: 1.538em;","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]On this week's Insight, Dustin Monke and Brock White sit down to discuss all the latest news and talk with North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring. Police Blotter: ATV, pickup missing after renter leaves property
Property owners notified the Stark County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday to say that an ATV and a Chevrolet pickup truck was missing from their property southeast of Dickinson following the departure of a former renter. Deputies have not been able to make contact with the man, who is a person of interest.Here’s some of our top stories from Friday’s edition. It’s your Press Pass to some of the best stories we bring you every day. Want your Press Pass fast? Download our app from the App Store and sign up for our email alerts.Patterson Lake residents discuss concerns of permit fee increases with Bureau of Reclamation
An impending hike in permit fees for homeowners beside Patterson Lake was the subject of an informational meeting held Thursday among different parties at the Heart River Retreat in Dickinson.Organized in a square, members of the Dickinson Park Board and the Bureau of Reclamation addressed questions brought up by the Patterson Lake Homeowners Association, which represents 41 homeowners that reside on Bureau of Reclamation land by means of a permitting process.‘Well worth the wait’: GOP to announce two keynote speakers for state convention in FargoWith their state convention just a week away, North Dakota Republican Party officials remain mum on whether any of the three GOP presidential hopefuls might address the party faithful in Fargo, but Executive Director Roz Leighton said Thursday it will be “well worth the wait.”Leighton said the party has “two great keynotes” lined up to speak on the Saturday and Sunday of the convention, which runs April 1-3 at the 5,000-seat Scheels Arena.Sanford Health Plan posts $76.5 loss for 2015The Sanford Health Plan posted an operating loss of $76.5 million for 2015 as a result of higher-than-expected costs for insurance lines including the North Dakota Public Employees Retirement System.That amount includes $38.5 million set aside to cover expected losses in 2016-17, Kirk Zimmer, the chief executive officer of the Sanford Health Plan said Thursday, March."This means we have prepaid and absorbed the majority of the losses for that period," Zimmer said.ND Blues recovers from deep losses by posting surplus of $302.9 millionBlue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota has more than recovered from deep losses it sustained in 2013, which resulted in laying off 15 employees and curtailing executive incentives.North Dakota's largest health insurer finished 2015 with capital and surplus of $302.9 million, up $71.8 million from the previous year, according to figures from the company's annual financial report.In 2013, the North Dakota Blues' capital and surplus plunged $80.8 million, mostly because of a botched health insurance exchange created for the state of Maryland by Noridian Healthcare Solutions, a subsidiary.Dickinson State baseball, softball set to begin conference schedules[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2414426","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]With some tough challenges already in the rearview mirror, the Dickinson State baseball and softball teams are looking forward to an even tougher road ahead.The two programs will begin North Star Athletic Association play in the coming days. The baseball team (13-15) plays at No. 5-ranked Bellevue (20-4) at 11 a.m. in a doubleheader Friday, and the No. 17-ranked softball team (17-6) takes on No. 22 Bellevue (8-12) at noon Monday, followed by a game against Dakota State (2-2) at 2 p.m. in Madison, S.D.Insight: March 24, 2016[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2414423","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","style":"font-size: 13.008px; line-height: 1.538em;","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]On this week's Insight, Dustin Monke and Brock White sit down to discuss all the latest news and talk with North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring.Police Blotter: ATV, pickup missing after renter leaves property[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2414425","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]Property owners notified the Stark County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday to say that an ATV and a Chevrolet pickup truck was missing from their property southeast of Dickinson following the departure of a former renter. Deputies have not been able to make contact with the man, who is a person of interest.Here’s some of our top stories from Friday’s edition. It’s your Press Pass to some of the best stories we bring you every day. Want your Press Pass fast? Download our app from the App Store and sign up for our email alerts.Patterson Lake residents discuss concerns of permit fee increases with Bureau of Reclamation[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2414430","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]An impending hike in permit fees for homeowners beside Patterson Lake was the subject of an informational meeting held Thursday among different parties at the Heart River Retreat in Dickinson.Organized in a square, members of the Dickinson Park Board and the Bureau of Reclamation addressed questions brought up by the Patterson Lake Homeowners Association, which represents 41 homeowners that reside on Bureau of Reclamation land by means of a permitting process.‘Well worth the wait’: GOP to announce two keynote speakers for state convention in FargoWith their state convention just a week away, North Dakota Republican Party officials remain mum on whether any of the three GOP presidential hopefuls might address the party faithful in Fargo, but Executive Director Roz Leighton said Thursday it will be “well worth the wait.”Leighton said the party has “two great keynotes” lined up to speak on the Saturday and Sunday of the convention, which runs April 1-3 at the 5,000-seat Scheels Arena.Sanford Health Plan posts $76.5 loss for 2015The Sanford Health Plan posted an operating loss of $76.5 million for 2015 as a result of higher-than-expected costs for insurance lines including the North Dakota Public Employees Retirement System.That amount includes $38.5 million set aside to cover expected losses in 2016-17, Kirk Zimmer, the chief executive officer of the Sanford Health Plan said Thursday, March."This means we have prepaid and absorbed the majority of the losses for that period," Zimmer said.ND Blues recovers from deep losses by posting surplus of $302.9 millionBlue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota has more than recovered from deep losses it sustained in 2013, which resulted in laying off 15 employees and curtailing executive incentives.North Dakota's largest health insurer finished 2015 with capital and surplus of $302.9 million, up $71.8 million from the previous year, according to figures from the company's annual financial report.In 2013, the North Dakota Blues' capital and surplus plunged $80.8 million, mostly because of a botched health insurance exchange created for the state of Maryland by Noridian Healthcare Solutions, a subsidiary.Dickinson State baseball, softball set to begin conference schedules
With some tough challenges already in the rearview mirror, the Dickinson State baseball and softball teams are looking forward to an even tougher road ahead.The two programs will begin North Star Athletic Association play in the coming days. The baseball team (13-15) plays at No. 5-ranked Bellevue (20-4) at 11 a.m. in a doubleheader Friday, and the No. 17-ranked softball team (17-6) takes on No. 22 Bellevue (8-12) at noon Monday, followed by a game against Dakota State (2-2) at 2 p.m. in Madison, S.D.Insight: March 24, 2016[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2414423","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","style":"font-size: 13.008px; line-height: 1.538em;","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]On this week's Insight, Dustin Monke and Brock White sit down to discuss all the latest news and talk with North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring.Police Blotter: ATV, pickup missing after renter leaves property[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2414425","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]Property owners notified the Stark County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday to say that an ATV and a Chevrolet pickup truck was missing from their property southeast of Dickinson following the departure of a former renter. Deputies have not been able to make contact with the man, who is a person of interest.Here’s some of our top stories from Friday’s edition. It’s your Press Pass to some of the best stories we bring you every day. Want your Press Pass fast? Download our app from the App Store and sign up for our email alerts.Patterson Lake residents discuss concerns of permit fee increases with Bureau of Reclamation[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2414430","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]An impending hike in permit fees for homeowners beside Patterson Lake was the subject of an informational meeting held Thursday among different parties at the Heart River Retreat in Dickinson.Organized in a square, members of the Dickinson Park Board and the Bureau of Reclamation addressed questions brought up by the Patterson Lake Homeowners Association, which represents 41 homeowners that reside on Bureau of Reclamation land by means of a permitting process.‘Well worth the wait’: GOP to announce two keynote speakers for state convention in FargoWith their state convention just a week away, North Dakota Republican Party officials remain mum on whether any of the three GOP presidential hopefuls might address the party faithful in Fargo, but Executive Director Roz Leighton said Thursday it will be “well worth the wait.”Leighton said the party has “two great keynotes” lined up to speak on the Saturday and Sunday of the convention, which runs April 1-3 at the 5,000-seat Scheels Arena.Sanford Health Plan posts $76.5 loss for 2015The Sanford Health Plan posted an operating loss of $76.5 million for 2015 as a result of higher-than-expected costs for insurance lines including the North Dakota Public Employees Retirement System.That amount includes $38.5 million set aside to cover expected losses in 2016-17, Kirk Zimmer, the chief executive officer of the Sanford Health Plan said Thursday, March."This means we have prepaid and absorbed the majority of the losses for that period," Zimmer said.ND Blues recovers from deep losses by posting surplus of $302.9 millionBlue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota has more than recovered from deep losses it sustained in 2013, which resulted in laying off 15 employees and curtailing executive incentives.North Dakota's largest health insurer finished 2015 with capital and surplus of $302.9 million, up $71.8 million from the previous year, according to figures from the company's annual financial report.In 2013, the North Dakota Blues' capital and surplus plunged $80.8 million, mostly because of a botched health insurance exchange created for the state of Maryland by Noridian Healthcare Solutions, a subsidiary.Dickinson State baseball, softball set to begin conference schedules[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2414426","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]With some tough challenges already in the rearview mirror, the Dickinson State baseball and softball teams are looking forward to an even tougher road ahead.The two programs will begin North Star Athletic Association play in the coming days. The baseball team (13-15) plays at No. 5-ranked Bellevue (20-4) at 11 a.m. in a doubleheader Friday, and the No. 17-ranked softball team (17-6) takes on No. 22 Bellevue (8-12) at noon Monday, followed by a game against Dakota State (2-2) at 2 p.m. in Madison, S.D.Insight: March 24, 2016
On this week's Insight, Dustin Monke and Brock White sit down to discuss all the latest news and talk with North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring.Police Blotter: ATV, pickup missing after renter leaves property[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2414425","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]Property owners notified the Stark County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday to say that an ATV and a Chevrolet pickup truck was missing from their property southeast of Dickinson following the departure of a former renter. Deputies have not been able to make contact with the man, who is a person of interest.Here’s some of our top stories from Friday’s edition. It’s your Press Pass to some of the best stories we bring you every day. Want your Press Pass fast? Download our app from the App Store and sign up for our email alerts.Patterson Lake residents discuss concerns of permit fee increases with Bureau of Reclamation[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2414430","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]An impending hike in permit fees for homeowners beside Patterson Lake was the subject of an informational meeting held Thursday among different parties at the Heart River Retreat in Dickinson.Organized in a square, members of the Dickinson Park Board and the Bureau of Reclamation addressed questions brought up by the Patterson Lake Homeowners Association, which represents 41 homeowners that reside on Bureau of Reclamation land by means of a permitting process.‘Well worth the wait’: GOP to announce two keynote speakers for state convention in FargoWith their state convention just a week away, North Dakota Republican Party officials remain mum on whether any of the three GOP presidential hopefuls might address the party faithful in Fargo, but Executive Director Roz Leighton said Thursday it will be “well worth the wait.”Leighton said the party has “two great keynotes” lined up to speak on the Saturday and Sunday of the convention, which runs April 1-3 at the 5,000-seat Scheels Arena.Sanford Health Plan posts $76.5 loss for 2015The Sanford Health Plan posted an operating loss of $76.5 million for 2015 as a result of higher-than-expected costs for insurance lines including the North Dakota Public Employees Retirement System.That amount includes $38.5 million set aside to cover expected losses in 2016-17, Kirk Zimmer, the chief executive officer of the Sanford Health Plan said Thursday, March."This means we have prepaid and absorbed the majority of the losses for that period," Zimmer said.ND Blues recovers from deep losses by posting surplus of $302.9 millionBlue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota has more than recovered from deep losses it sustained in 2013, which resulted in laying off 15 employees and curtailing executive incentives.North Dakota's largest health insurer finished 2015 with capital and surplus of $302.9 million, up $71.8 million from the previous year, according to figures from the company's annual financial report.In 2013, the North Dakota Blues' capital and surplus plunged $80.8 million, mostly because of a botched health insurance exchange created for the state of Maryland by Noridian Healthcare Solutions, a subsidiary.Dickinson State baseball, softball set to begin conference schedules[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2414426","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]With some tough challenges already in the rearview mirror, the Dickinson State baseball and softball teams are looking forward to an even tougher road ahead.The two programs will begin North Star Athletic Association play in the coming days. The baseball team (13-15) plays at No. 5-ranked Bellevue (20-4) at 11 a.m. in a doubleheader Friday, and the No. 17-ranked softball team (17-6) takes on No. 22 Bellevue (8-12) at noon Monday, followed by a game against Dakota State (2-2) at 2 p.m. in Madison, S.D.Insight: March 24, 2016[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2414423","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","style":"font-size: 13.008px; line-height: 1.538em;","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]On this week's Insight, Dustin Monke and Brock White sit down to discuss all the latest news and talk with North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring.Police Blotter: ATV, pickup missing after renter leaves property
Property owners notified the Stark County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday to say that an ATV and a Chevrolet pickup truck was missing from their property southeast of Dickinson following the departure of a former renter. Deputies have not been able to make contact with the man, who is a person of interest.

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