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USDA rural investment tops $500 million in ND PressPass

FARGO – Federal rural development grants and loans totaling $506 million supported affordable housing and infrastructure projects throughout rural North Dakota last year, with 60 percent going to oil boom counties.

Number of sexually transmitted disease cases increases in ND

FARGO – Sexually transmitted disease cases are on the rise in North Dakota, and people should take precautions, health officials advise.

Maryland health care exchange ends ties with Noridian

FARGO – The Maryland Health Benefit Exchange will sever its ties to Noridian Healthcare Solutions when the current open enrollment period ends March 31.

Insufficient sleep epidemic: We're tired, and it's killing us

WEST FARGO - Tim Clark found himself nodding off during his long days behind the wheel as an over-the-road trucker. The daytime drowsiness settled in even with a noon nap. He was chronically tired and sapped of energy.


'It's cutting edge': New Sanford clinic in Moorhead to use Intelligent InSites technology before it's adopted systemwide

MOORHEAD – The new $17 million Sanford Health Clinic that will open here soon is equipped with technology from Intelligent InSites aimed at improving efficiency and patient experience.


Subcontractor claims BCBS of ND subsidiary ‘financially distressed’

FARGO – North Dakota insurance regulators are keeping an eye on a potentially costly legal dispute involving a subsidiary of Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota.


Sanford will allow abortion clinic doctors admitting privileges

FARGO – Sanford Health has granted hospital admitting privileges to licensed physicians who perform abortions at a women’s clinic here, the first area hospital to allow abortion doctors to satisfy a new state requirement.


ND ag commissioner says he would run in primary if he doesn't get GOP endorsement PressPass

FARGO – Doug Goehring, who faces a challenger for the Republican endorsement to keep his job as North Dakota’s agriculture commissioner, will run for the GOP nomination in a primary if necessary.


Harley McLain, whose challenge led to ND ballot reform, dies at age 62 PressPass

FARGO – Harley McLain, long a fixture on North Dakota ballots as an independent candidate, never won statewide office. But he had lasting success in the courtroom in influencing the state’s politics.


Biologists worry proposed power line a threat to golden eagles PressPass

FARGO – Biologists are concerned that a proposed power transmission line that would skirt the southern Killdeer Mountains in western North Dakota could disrupt nesting habitat for protected golden eagles.


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Comets receive help in getting out of debt PressPass

A year ago, the Mayville State athletic department was $425,691 in debt. The future was uncertain. The outlook appeared grim.

AD must connect with staff PressPass

Doug Peters, David Herbster and Gregory Walaitis. Among these three names is the next athletic director at Minnesota State Moorhead, the person who will attempt to lead the Dragons into a new age.

NCAA’s course unclear PressPass

NCAA Division II members shot down a proposal last month that would have fractured football playoffs into two tiers based on scholarship levels.

Nelson might make late-season return PressPass

Minnesota State Moorhead center Kyle Nelson may not be finished after all.

NDSCS’s Ricks shines PressPass

The North Dakota State College of Science men’s basketball team extended its winning streak to 14 games Wednesday night with a victory against Lake Region State.

MSUM needs to keep up PressPass

Minnesota-Crookston’s announcement this week that it will remain in NCAA Division II and the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference could have serious ramifications for Minnesota State Moorhead and other poorly funded league schools.

Comets, Jimmies tip off PressPass

The two favorites in the race for the Dakota Athletic Conference men’s basketball title will square off Saturday when Jamestown College hosts defending league champion Mayville State at 6 p.m. at the Jamestown Civic Center.