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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

A researcher has accused her former collaborator of falsifying data to beat her to publishing sensational findings appearing to depict the catastrophe that caused the extinction of the dinosaurs.
Respiratory syncytial virus, which continues spreading in the area, can cause serious breathing difficulties in very young children with tiny airways that can become obstructed.
Of the 172 owners who have received appraisals, as many as 62 could face eminent domain proceedings by the end of January 2023.
North Dakota's Medicaid Fraud Unit recovers almost $1.50 for every $1 in state funds, but the team grapples with a backlog of cases.
North Dakota now captures 95% of natural gas, the vast amount of which comes from oil wells, but still stands out as a major source of flaring, which releases climate-warming methane.
North Dakota legislators have been studying ways to close gaps in mental health services, including a new state hospital integrated with better local treatment options
The students used advanced laboratory techniques to enable a protein from bacteria to produce a dye that binds with cotton, useful for coloring textiles in an environmentally friendly process.
The new center helps homeless and at-risk youth with necessities including food, shelter and clothing as well as services to provide a path to independence for clients.
The Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library, which will open in 2026, will feature immersive, hands-on learning experiences for visitors.
The Bismarck Bucks will seek legislation allowing the Indoor Football League team to opt out of mandatory medical coverage through the state's monopoly workers' compensation program.