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Move over, ice circles – Red River gets chilly serving of ‘ice pancakes’
Kittens found in Wisconsin inside sealed box in Dumpster
FBI: North Korea behind Sony hack, 'deeply concerned' by 'destructive nature' of attack
Analysis: The reason oil could drop as low as $20 per barrel
Slaying victim, suspect killed by police in Twin Cities both have ties to Washington state
Recent losses fuel frustration for Wild players
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Fargo South-Shanley tops Fargo Davies in East Region boys hockey
Gophers men's basketball team boasts prolific passing numbers
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Forum editorial: Sliding hill will reopen next year
Letter: Don’t cede control of your local schools
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Letter: Next higher ed chancellor must be an effective leader
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Helpful hint: Storing wrapping paper
Prochnow: Offer hope, create memories
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Minding our Elders: Caregiver’s health threatened by obligation overload
Growing Together: Take the poinsettia challenge
Stephen Colbert signs off
Faith Conversations: ‘Miracle baby’ brings family Christmas joy
Review: After 25 years together, Blenders continue to get better
Kroll’s Diner makes list of best U.S. diners
Midwest Sports Tours grows with Bison’s success
Making a Mark: Restemayer tapped to lead Chamber board
Chamber launching new public affairs program
Christi Offutt named as chairperson of family companies
King Leo’s burger restaurant roaring back into Fargo
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December 17, 2014
Higher premiums, more choices being offered in online marketplace health plans
FARGO – Consumers shopping for health insurance through the online marketplace have more options but many also are likely to face higher premiums, according to surveys. In North Dakota, the three insurers selling through the marketplace – which is necessary to obtain tax credits...
December 17, 2014 - 9:50pm
Flu closes private elementary school in Twin Cities
MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn. - An outbreak of influenza or related symptoms among younger students at the Convent of the Visitation School in Mendota Heights has prompted the Lower School to shut down for the rest of this week. School officials are giving the approximately 160 kids...
news / education
December 17, 2014 - 9:05pm
Extract cytisine better than nicotine replacement in helping smokers quit
An inexpensive extract helps more smokers quit than nicotine patches, gum or lozenges, according to a test of 1,310 smokers in New Zealand. The extract is cytisine, which is found in several plant species and has been marketed over the counter for smoking cessation in some...
December 17, 2014 - 4:50pm
14 charged in deadly 2012 U.S. meningitis outbreak
Fourteen people, including the owners of a Massachusetts pharmacy, have been arrested and charged in connection with a deadly 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak, federal prosecutors said on Wednesday. Those arrested include Barry Cadden and Gregory Conigliaro, owners of the New England...
news / crime
December 17, 2014 - 9:02am
December 15, 2014
MNsure extends enrollment deadline to Saturday
Minnesotans will have an extra five days to shop for coverage effective Jan. 1 on the state’s health insurance exchange. MNsure announced Monday it has extended its enrollment deadline to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday as a response to market timing changes. Monday was the original deadline...
December 15, 2014 - 10:01pm
Source of high carbon monoxide levels that sickened dozens at Teamsters arena still unclear
FARGO – A piercing headache took hold of Elijah Duncan as he drove home after playing pickup hockey Sunday night at Teamsters arena. The pain was so bad he had to look away from headlights on the road. “I didn’t think anything of it,” said Duncan, 20. “I just thought...
December 15, 2014 - 9:35pm
Audio: Fargo hockey arena officials working to address carbon monoxide incident
FARGO – The rink manager of the Teamsters hockey arena said arena officials are taking special precautions to make sure it’s safe for hockey practice after several youth players were taken to the emergency room with carbon monoxide poisoning Sunday night. Jeff Lockhart, the...
December 15, 2014 - 1:08pm
December 14, 2014
Fargo doctor retiring after 52-year career
FARGO – Jack Lind felt ready for a new challenge after 25 years of practicing family medicine when he opted for a midcareer change. At age 53, he decided to return to medical school for a residency in psychiatry, which he finished three years later, launching the second phase of...
December 14, 2014 - 11:23pm
December 13, 2014
Minding our Elders: Caregiver’s health threatened by obligation overload
DEAR CAROL: I’m a young grandmother trying to help my divorced daughter care for her children by watching them after school. Also, my mother lives with me. She’s frail and quite forgetful so I worry about her being alone for the hours that I’m at work. I love my daughter, who...
SheSays / SheSays columns
December 13, 2014 - 9:31pm
December 11, 2014
Blue Cross Blue Shield of ND continues to operate in financial black
FARGO – Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota continues to operate in the black as it approaches year-end following last year’s financially bruising loss. The state’s dominant private health insurer, which covers about 515,000 members, finished the quarter ending Sept....
December 11, 2014 - 7:46pm
UK study: Cost of not supporting breastfeeding may be millions
If more women breastfed their babies for at least four months after birth, the healthcare cost savings could be significant, not to mention the health benefits for mothers and babies, UK researchers say. "Studies show that there is often an unsympathetic public attitude to...
SheSays / family
December 11, 2014 - 3:32pm
December 10, 2014
ND lawmakers offer proposals to close gap in statewide mental health care
MOORHEAD – North Dakota lawmakers outlined legislative proposals Wednesday to begin filling serious gaps in the state’s mental health services that are especially dire in the west. Three area legislators who have been active in interim studies to improve behavioral health...
December 10, 2014 - 10:32pm
Small batteries pose big dangers for children
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Button batteries are everywhere these days, powering many of the electronic gadgets we rely on. But most people don’t realize the potential threat they pose to young children who may swallow them, health care professionals say. Coin-size lithium batteries...
December 10, 2014 - 4:13pm
Woman, baby fine after midair birth over California
A woman and her baby are doing well after an unexpected midair birth on a Phoenix-bound plane over California shocked passengers and crew members, Southwest Airlines officials said on Wednesday. Southwest Flight 623 started its trip from San Francisco to Phoenix on Tuesday...
December 10, 2014 - 2:37pm
December 9, 2014
Demand for full-time nurses in ND leads to recruitment bonuses, salary increases and other benefits
GRAND FORKS – Valley Eldercare Center here is in need of seven full-time nurses and is willing to pay a $10,000 signing bonus to get them. “In the last year, we’ve promoted five RNs into nursing leadership positions, and we’ve had a few recent retirements of RNs, so it...
December 9, 2014 - 9:33pm