SENSE AND CENTSIBILITY How to prepare financially for adopting a pet
I'm a dog person and I treat my pets like family. I'll be the first to tell you that adding a new member to the family is a huge decision. When you adopt a pet you are committing to care for your pets... Posted on 5/10/13 at 9:32 AM
BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF NORTH DAKOTA What you can do to help control health care costs
By Shauna Vistad
We have already told you about some of the fraud, abuse and waste in the health care system that is inflating health care costs and told you what Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dako... Posted on 4/19/13 at 12:27 PM
IN THE BLACK Costs of Owning a Car
One of my goals for the next month is to post each day of July about a List of 10 dealing with a personal finance or money saving idea topic.
Buying and owning a car is one of the larger expenses in ... Posted on 7/21/12 at 7:58 AM
STAFF BLOG THE N.D. CAPITOL AND BEYOND N.D. lawmakers discuss inmate medical bills
BISMARCKThe increasing cost of medical care for jail inmates is of growing concern for North Dakota counties, and state lawmakers are trying to decide how to handle the issue.
The Senate Human Servic... Posted on 1/10/11 at 6:43 PM
HEALTHBEAT Doc around the clock
If you've ever spent a weekend in the hospital, you couldn't fail to notice how quiet it was. No surgeries, other than those that are urgent. Fewer tests being scheduled. Fewer staff in the building... Posted on 10/8/10 at 3:58 PM
DICKINSON, N.D. (AP) — Tornado-ravaged Dickinson has not qualified for an independent federal emergency declaration, though recovery will continue under a broader federal spring flooding disaster declaration for North Dakota.
Democrats’ health care bills won’t meet President Barack Obama’s goal of slowing the ruinous rise of medical costs, Congress’ budget umpire warned on Thursday, giving weight to critics who say the legislation could break the bank.
The sobering assessment from Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Elmendorf came as House Democrats pushed to pass a partisan bill through committees, while in the Senate a small group of lawmakers continued to seek a deal that could win support from both political parties.
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, The Associated Press
, July 17, 2009
Officials are wondering how to cover the bills four Alabama fugitives are running up for Stark County.
The cost for security for two of the fugitives while they were hospitalized after the June 6 shootout is already well over $26,000.
And this may just be the beginning.
A new government report on medical costs paints a stark picture for President Barack Obama, who is expected to call for a health care overhaul in a speech tonight to a joint session of Congress.
Even before lawmakers start debating how care is delivered to the American people, the report shows the economy is making the job of reform harder.
Health care costs will top $8,000 per person this year, consuming an ever-bigger slice of a shrinking economic pie, says the report by the Department of Health and Human Services, due out Tuesday.
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, The Associated Press
, February 24, 2009
Small changes by area businesses are leading to big savings.
Employees at Basin Electric, for example, traded expensive Styrofoam cups for ceramic mugs.
At Open Road Honda, they’ve started printing on both sides of the paper. At Hellman Brothers Men’s Clothing, employees have reduced their travel expenses by a third.
By Crystal Reid, The Bismarck Tribune
, October 27, 2008
Residents and businesses aren’t the only ones feeling the pinch of gas prices and transportation costs. The Jamestown Public School District is tightening its belt as well.
Jamestown Public Schools hasn’t had to reach into its contingency fund to pay the difference yet, said Bob Toso, superintendent, but it is developing ways to cut corners.
Fresno County topped the $5.3 billion mark in agriculture production last year, holding onto its place as the No. 1 farming county in the country.
The county’s 2007 crop report released Tuesday shows grapes, almonds and milk as the top three commodities.
North Dakotans heating with natural and propane gas could be in for record costs this coming winter, state officials warned Wednesday.
“What’s happening in natural gas prices this summer is truly frightening,” said Public Service Commissioner Tony Clark after the commission took official notice of fuel cost increases that three utilities will be passing on to their customers with this or next month’s bills.
By Janell Cole, N.D. Capitol Bureau
, July 17, 2008
The nation’s anger over $4 gasoline is producing political theatrics at the White House, in Congress and on the presidential campaign trail. Republicans are demanding new drilling off the nation’s beaches. Democrats want to tax away oil companies’ profits.
But none of the proposals has much chance of becoming law, and motorists would feel little or no relief if they did.
By H. Josef Hebert, The Associated Press
, June 19, 2008
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