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 11:19 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 1:00 AM
It’s hard to believe the Fargo Marathon is nearing its 10th birthday. When planning began about a decade ago, few expected the event to become the premiere spring event in Fargo, and one of the major outdoor events the city hosts every year.
It’s been likened to an alien spaceship landing; a gigantic greenhouse; a dream job for the people who make Windex. But whatever the early descriptions of the approved design of the new Vikings football stadium, there is little doubt it is extraordinary, and extraordinarily expensive.
North Dakota will add 144 full-time equivalent positions to state government’s workforce in the next few months. The 2013 Legislature approved the job growth. Gov. Jack Dalrymple’s budget proposal had called for more state employees in specific classifications to deal with rapidly rising demand for state services.
PRAIRIE ROSES: To Sydney Hull, the student member of the North Dakota Board of Higher education, for his courage to challenge the leadership of the board over the management style of embattled Chancellor Hamid Shirvani.
It appears that the cabal opposed to North Dakota’s local property tax system will not be satisfied until the tax is abolished. The measure they put on the ballot in 2012 was body-checked by voters, but that reality has not deterred them from renewing the tilt at the windmill.
Data made public this week confirms what many in North Dakota’s health care sector already knew: The state is very efficient and cost-effective in delivering medical and hospital services to its residents.
It’s late, but not too late. That’s pretty much the consensus among farmers of the Red River Valley, whose machines are out this week preparing the ground and seeding crops. It is a late start, but it seems much later because last year at this time most crops had been seeded.
One of the enduring themes in North Dakota history is the enmity between east and west. Some of it’s real, much of it is myth. When it comes to the recently concluded 2013 Legislature, the record shows most of it is myth – at least among brighter lawmakers.
The North Dakota State Board of Higher Education has gone rogue. There is no other explanation in light of Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem’s determination that the board was “pervasive” in its violation of open meeting laws.
Greg Danz, proprietor of Zandbroz, faces an invisible wall that he and many other merchants face, whether located downtown or in a mall. His store in Fargo must charge its customers 7.5 percent in state and local sales taxes.
This spring has provided yet another lesson in how unpredictable the spring flood can be in the Red River Valley – and how vulnerable Fargo in particular remains despite significant progress toward better flood control.
We can hope that Monday will be remembered as the day North Dakota took a decisive step toward getting drunken drivers off the road. That’s when Gov. Jack Dalrymple signed a bill that stiffens penalties for drunken driving.
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