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KUNTZ: A long ago desert sheep hunt
BATTLE OF UNBEATENS: Bismarck tops Blue Jays 3-0
Semifinals sets in Barnes tourney
Jays start fast against Demons
Sports Shorts for Dec. 9, 2016
Heed those weather warnings
Letter to the editor: Lorenzes w ill be hard to replace
Letter to the editor: Be respectful of other’s opinions
Put sales tax back on ballot
ND again sounds flat note on pipeline
John H. Deuitch
Loretta Eva Kaufman
Jamestown Community Prayer meeting set for Saturday
Christmas Boutique set at St. John's
Bible talks set here, Ypsilanti
Cleveland SDA to host musical program
Victory Christmas program Sunday
Public meetings scheduled for the week of Dec. 12-16, 2016
Public meetings scheduled next week
Community calendar of events for Dec. 9, 2016
Updated -- Community Calendar for Wednesday, Dec. 7
Mielke earns target shooting award
Births -- Tuesday, Dec. 6
Hannah Jean Klym
Births for Dec. 6, 2016
Births for Dec. 4, 2016
Births for Dec. 2, 2016
November 25, 2016
Small town hospitals play big community roles
GRAFTON, N.D. — When a patient comes in for an appointment at Unity Medical Center, it can feel like medical staff are treating a family...
November 25, 2016 - 6:46am
September 5, 2016
Sanford tweaks efficiencies to cope with patient influx in Fargo
FARGO—Sanford in Fargo is adjusting the size of many of its units and streamlining the way it handles inpatients to gain efficiencies in...
September 5, 2016 - 6:35am
July 23, 2016
ND Blues shifting to paying providers based on performance
FARGO -- Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota is launching an initiative that includes a gradual shift to paying health providers based on patient outcomes to reward performance rather than volume. The Blue Alliance pay-for-performance program involves a stronger collaboration with...
July 23, 2016 - 6:48am
May 26, 2016
Grand Forks will soon have a five-day-a-week Vet Ceneter
GRAND FORKS—The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has agreed to establish a five-day-a-week Vet Center in Grand Forks on a six-month trial basis, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., said Wednesday. The VA is working to locate an operating space, according to a news release, but...
May 26, 2016 - 6:47am
May 17, 2016
Supreme Court dodges major decision on Obamacare birth control
WASHINGTON—The ideologically deadlocked Supreme Court on Monday failed to resolve a major case involving the Obamacare law's mandatory...
News/Nation and World
May 17, 2016 - 6:53am
January 4, 2016
Highest paid at Sanford, Essentia include experienced docs, administration
FARGO—A variety of forces have driven consolidation in health care. One consequence is large salaries for executives running bigger organizations. Sanford Health and Essentia Health, both the result of mergers in recent years, aim to pay top executives and physicians competitive...
January 4, 2016 - 7:23am
September 24, 2015
North Dakota adults gaining some weight
The increase in adult obesity in North Dakota is a health risk for individuals putting on the pounds and bad news for a health care system burdened by maladies associated with obesity. That latter factor affects all of us because it means higher health care costs, rising health...
September 24, 2015 - 6:48am
August 18, 2015
Expanded Medicaid is working in North Dakota
North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple, who was among a handful of Republican governors to sign on to Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, did the right thing. He took a lot of political heat from his own party, but resisted. He not only was right at the time, he since...
August 18, 2015 - 8:02am
June 1, 2015
Veterans search for health care options
BISMARCK -- For many veterans of North Dakota, especially in western rural areas, taking advantage of much-needed health care benefits can be a lengthy process when it involves traveling to a Veterans Administration facility in Fargo.
June 1, 2015 - 8:07am
April 13, 2015
Team approach helps alleviate physician shortage
Dr. Jennifer Raum sometimes joins Sanford Health colleagues to meet groups of patients battling chronic illness at a wellness center for healthy...
April 13, 2015 - 7:11am
Curing ND doctor shortage will take time
A look at ND doctors -1,548 practicing physicians, including 582 in primary care -40 percent graduated from UND -Two-thirds of primary care doctors are in metropolitan areas, 15.5 percent in rural areas -North Dakota has 28.4 doctors per 10,000, 88 percent of U.S. average -13...
April 13, 2015 - 6:54am
March 5, 2015
U.S. Supreme Court split over Obamacare challenge
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court appeared sharply divided on ideological lines on Wednesday as it tackled a second major challenge to President Barack Obama's healthcare law, with Justice Anthony Kennedy emerging as a likely swing vote in a ruling. The nine justices heard...
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March 5, 2015 - 6:20am
March 4, 2015
Obamacare case focuses on tax subsidies, insurance exchanges
The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear a second major challenge to President Barack Obama's healthcare law on Wednesday, focusing on the issue of tax subsidies available through insurance exchanges set up under the statute. Here is a look at the exchanges and subsidies. ...
News/Nation and World
March 4, 2015 - 11:05am
February 21, 2015
Survey available to residents
Residents of the Jamestown area have a chance to make their opinions on health issues known by participating in a health care survey. The survey project is a partnership between Jamestown Regional Medical Center, Central Valley Health District and Community Health Partners. Community...
February 21, 2015 - 8:27am
December 5, 2014
Blue Cross Blue Shield to pay $60,000 for violations
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota to pay $60,000 for systemic violation
December 5, 2014 - 8:43am