Patrick Springer first joined the reporting staff of The Forum in 1985. He can be reached by calling 701-241-5522.
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FARGO — Consumers shopping for health insurance through the online marketplace have more options but many also are likely to face higher premiums, according to surveys. In North Dakota, the three insurers selling through the marketplace — which is necessary to obtain tax credits for premium subsidies for those who are eligible — have increased the number of insurance plans from 21 last year to 30. Similarly, the numbers of participating insurers dropped in Minnesota from five to four, but consumers still have more insurance plans to choose from. Marketplace premium
FARGO — Judge Kermit Bye has served notice that he will assume senior status on the 8th U.S.
FARGO — The quest to deliver Missouri River water to the Red River Valley got a lift from Gov. Jack Dalrymple's proposal, which includes $150 million in state funds for the project. The money is included in the governor's recommendations for the 2015-17 budget, which will be decided when legislators convene in January. The session is shaping up to be an important one for Fargo flood control and water supply, as the rapidly growing area remains vulnerable to both "too much" and "too little" water. Under a proposal offered by Rep.
By Patrick Springer Forum News Service FARGO — Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota continues to operate in the black as it approaches year-end following last year’s financially bruising...
MOORHEAD — North Dakota lawmakers outlined legislative proposals Wednesday to begin filling serious gaps in the state's mental health services that are especially dire in the west. Three area legislators who have been active in interim studies to improve behavioral health care summarized proposals before an audience here of mental health and human services professionals at an event called "ReThink Mental Health." The proposals, drawn from input provided by more than 400 people across the state and from a consultants' review, address service gaps for children and adults. "The stakehold
FARGO — Fargo Mayor Dennis Walaker said Friday he's attending meetings at City Hall and feeling good as he continues to recover from kidney cancer treatments. Walaker posted on his Facebook page Friday to provide an update on his status. "I have been in the office attending some meetings over the past few weeks and am feeling good," Walker wrote. "Thanksgiving is just around the corner and I wish you all a very happy holiday with your loved ones." Walaker, 73, has received chemotherapy and radiation treatments for his renal cell carcinoma, a common form of kidney cancer.
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...
FARGO -- Republican incumbent Doug Goehring appeared in early results Tuesday to be withstanding a challenge from Democrat Ryan Taylor in a race for North Dakota agriculture commissioner overshadowed by energy issues. With 124 of 427 precincts reporting, Goehring led Taylor 59 percent to 41 percent. The race was in the spotlight because the agriculture commissioner holds one of three seats — all occupied by Republicans — on the powerful North Dakota Industrial Commission, a key oil and gas regulator. Goehring had to campaign without support from the conservative North Dak
FARGO — California health officials have given notice that North Dakota is one of six states that could receive Ebola medical waste in the event the state has any material...
How to help: Donations to "Helping Hands for Kashmir," for the flood victims in Kashmir, India, can be made at any Wells Fargo Bank branch. Checks to "Helping Hands for Kashmir" also can be mailed to: P.O. Box 9906 Fargo, ND 58106-9906 WEST FARGO, N.D.