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: pspringer@forumcomm.com

The site, formerly U.S. Forest Service land, will continue to be open to cattle grazing.
A draft bill before an interim committee of the North Dakota Legislature would increase infertility benefits for public employees to $50,000, with the hope the benefit later would be required for all private insurance.
Testimony was given before the North Dakota Legislature’s Acute Psychiatric Treatment Committee, which will draft proposals for addressing the state’s acknowledged crisis in mental health care.
High temperatures will be hot enough to possibly top records set in 1933 in Fargo and Grand Forks.
Hospitals in North Dakota paid up to $200 an hour for traveling nurses, and the state of Minnesota agreed to pay at least $275 an hour to an agency for nurses during the omicron surge.
Rob Walton, who is leading a new group of owners of the Denver Broncos, and his wife Melani pledged $50 million for the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library, recently reduced to $15 million. Does the Broncos purchase help explain the reduced gift?
Dr. Fiona Axelsson alleged continued harassment by her male residency supervisor and said she suffered retaliation for reporting the conduct — allegations that Sanford Health and the University of North Dakota have denied.
Beryl Levine had dropped out of college shortly before marrying and was raising five children while she attended law school, graduating at the top of her class.
Terracoh will build a pilot project in western North Dakota to demonstrate its technology for combining captured carbon dioxide and geothermal energy. The technology was developed at the University of Minnesota.
Bitzero Blockchain Inc. plans to make North Dakota its North American headquarters. Besides massive data centers worth up to $500 million, the company has a joint venture involving graphene batteries to store electricity and plans future announcements involving solar and wind energy in the state.