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Patrick Springer

Patrick Springer first joined The Forum in 1985. He covers a wide range of subjects including health care, energy and population trends. Email address:

Fall rains and snowfall as of midwinter have eased the drought and produced conditions expected to result in minor to moderate flooding in the Red River Valley.
The film has three showings, free admission, in Bismarck on Jan. 28, 29 and 30. Members of the cast and filmmaker will be present.
All three drugs in the study are already approved, with a known safety record, and are very affordable. One of the drugs, ivermectin, has been controversial.
Consultant finds 'concerning' delays in psychiatric services for jail inmates, including those in the Cass County Jail.
The funding commitment completes the federal government's $750 million share of the $3.2 billion flood-control project to protect the Fargo-Moorhead metro area.
Cass County's active COVID-19 cases have skyrocketed to a new record as omicron surges, and on Thursday, Jan. 13, North Dakota reached a pandemic high for the number of new cases reported in one day.
Jonathan Franklin was shocked when he discovered that parents of five students in a group of high school students in Harvey, North Dakota, had died by suicide. He and his wife, Nicole, decided to do something.
North Dakota's population abruptly dropped during 2021, according to the latest Census Bureau estimates, reversing a decade of robust population growth from 2010 to 2020.
More mental health screening in schools and expansion of telehealth services are among steps being taken to fill gaps in behavioral health for children in North Dakota.
O'Keefe, CEO of the Theodore Roosevelt Library Foundation, always planned on donating a kidney to help his mother. He never suspected that his kidney would end up going to someone he's never met.