BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF NORTH DAKOTA How is my premium spent?
We know health care insurance isn't cheap - but do you know how your premium dollars are spent?
Suprised? Not? What do you think?
We're still listening.... Posted on 2/13/12 at 10:19 AM
STAFF BLOG JIMMY JABBER There’s no one to blame but yourself for missing class
Video games are the reason for students struggles in school as much as food is to blame for peoples weight issues.
College often is a persons first taste of freedom (loads of free time) from parental ... Posted on 12/27/11 at 12:00 AM
‘Measure twice, cut once.” That’s good advice for carpenters and, it turns out, good advice for the North Dakota University System. Hamid Shirvani, whose brief tenure as chancellor was a disaster, was not one for careful measuring and methodical planning.
North Dakota residents have seen significant property tax relief over the past six years, a sum totaling $2.4 billion. But many taxpayers have grumbled that the savings aren’t always reflected on their property tax statements.
PRAIRIE ROSES: To the organizers and supporters of Alexa’s Hope “Give to Live” challenge, which fell shy of its goal to set a new Guinness World Record for signing up the most organ donors in eight hours. The event, organized by Loren and Monica Kersting, signed up 489 people in three north Fargo locations. The Kerstings’ 14-year-old daughter, Alexa, died in 2004 while waiting for a double-lung transplant. They formed Alexa’s Hope, an organization dedicated to promoting organ donation. “Give to Live” was a great accomplishment, world record or no world record, and helped spread an important message.
Pay close attention, Moorhead taxpayers and municipal utility ratepayers: The city finds itself between a boulder and a hard place – squeezed by a deficit of $199,000 – as leaders grapple to put together next year’s budget.
As families gather today to give thanks for their good fortune, let’s pause to remember the less fortunate. As revealed in a news story today by Forum reporter Kyle Potter, the demand for food at local pantries has risen sharply in recent years.
The North Dakota University System’s botched handling of an open records request unfortunately means that we’ll likely never know how more than 43,000 emails were deleted from the North Dakota State University president’s account earlier this year.
To a generation that was coming of age when President John Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas on this day in 1963, two questions linger:
Can it really be 50 years gone by? And: What if? What if JFK had lived and been re-elected to a second term?
In 1976 a group of anti-smoking activists got the idea of having a national day when smokers would be urged to not smoke. From that modest beginning at the California Division of the American Cancer Society emerged The Great American Smokeout, which has been observed every year since then on the third Thursday of November.
Call it an epiphany. Call it recognition of reality. Call it a smart read of rapidly evolving perceptions among North Dakotans. Whatever the motivation or stimulus, Gov. Jack Dalrymple’s decision to pay closer attention to pipeline safety is welcome news.
Moorhead city leaders should be cautious about extending special public goodies to new restaurants in the flimsy hope new eateries will set up shop to take advantage of an “employee credit” for new or retained employees up to a maximum of $25,000 per new restaurant.
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