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AgweekTV: Finding Common Ground
It's go-time at MANNA: Local food co-op opens after two years of work
Show your Laker Pride!
Ponsford man sentenced for using stolen credit card
Happy hundredth! Graystone Plaza celebrates centennial with tours, history, and a barbershop quartet
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Nuggets keep rolling, blank Thunder by 48
Lakers throttle Park Rapids for first victory
Dehler and Priem win at Maple Hills
Peterson runner-up at Bagley; LP-A finishes fourth
Titans, Bombers to clash in 9-man battle at Ulen
Knowing when, and how much, to step in
Learning the lingo of Social Security can help with your retirement planning
"The first day at school wasn't the worst day": Story from 1977 rings true today
Social Security celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
Column: Sleeping with a neanderthal
friends & neighbors
Daggett Truck Line honors trucker for 'superb' driving
Cost Share Program makes organic certification more affordable, rebates available
Flipping houses--it's not like TV
Arvig schedules cut-over date for all-digital conversion in Ada, Callaway, Glyndon, Hawley and Lake Park
Nurse practitioner joins Essentia Health-Park Rapids Clinic
Farm to table: What's in season?
'Two slightly clueless 19 year olds camping...what could go wrong?'
Renowned musician Annie Humphrey comes to New York Mills Saturday
Maplewood State Park ready to host Leaf Days celebration
Fall into autumn this Friday
Beejay Eckman and Tracy Nealis
Nena Rae Bartnes
Jerry & Monica Thunstrom
Robert "Bobby" Wayne Arnold
Ronald F. Williams Sr.
Robert Wayne Arnold
Marlene A. Collins
D.L. Energize to campaign against aldermen who voted against Tobacco 21
Letter: Otto created lifelong impact on his students
Letter: Collin Peterson foe is 'heartless' Republican
Watching "Vietnam," rethinking one's own youth
Like U.S., Canada has issues with healthcare, but the solution is not to dismantle universal care
Fall colors or not, fish still on their summer bite
Grizzlies have come back from the brink
A sight to make the neighbor drop his rake
Autumn full moons are fun times to fish
Black bears live in the shadows
His way to Broadway: Minnesota’s De’Lon Grant has made his Broadway debut in ‘Come from Away’
Consume those leafy greens for a healthy body
You've gotta have faith: Christian filmmakers start up business, teaching academy in rural Audubon
My Christmas in Denmark: Different traditions, same feel
Late arrival for New Year's baby: First birth of 2017 at Essentia Health-St. Mary's is Azyloh Roberts
pine to palm
Bison golf no longer that other minor sport at NDSU
Gillam snaps Renner’s streak to take Super Senior crown
Piatz picks up second Pine to Palm Mid-Am title
Ystebo cruises to Pine to Palm Senior title
Chris Swenson captures the 85th Pine to Palm championship
affordable care act
Letter: New health law must cover pre-existing conditions
I am reaching out to you today on behalf of the millions of patients with celiac disease, non-celiac wheat-gluten sensitivity, and other autoimmune diseases. I am deeply concerned about the possible removal of key protections in current law that guarantee access to comprehensive and...
June 23, 2017 - 12:47pm
April 22, 2017
Letter: Doctors are on your side, elected officials should be, too
Congress continues to discuss ways to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare). Although it's not yet clear what will happen, it's safe to say that how Minnesotans access insurance coverage and how health care is delivered in Minnesota—and right here...
April 22, 2017 - 11:18am
April 8, 2017
Sanford Health Plan sues government for $9 million
FARGO—Sanford Health Plan is suing the federal government for almost $9 million for what it says is a reneged promise to pay to cushion...
April 8, 2017 - 11:53am
March 31, 2017
Letter: What rural-metro war? We are the clear winner on roads, bridges
The Star Tribune completed a three-year study of funding for roads and bridges in Minnesota. Included in the study are information on the tax sources for this infrastructure, who pays those taxes and who receives the money from those taxes. First, the taxes: The three major pools...
March 31, 2017 - 2:00pm
March 15, 2017
From bad to worse?: Low-income elderly in Becker County clobbered by House health plan
Health insurance looks to get a lot more expensive in this part of the state— especially if you're older and lower income—under a U.S. House bill that would repeal and replace Obamacare. On average, those in Becker County who qualify for subsidies would see a 27 percent...
March 15, 2017 - 11:14am
January 23, 2017
Abolishing Obamacare rewards wealthy, punishes working families
Republican plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) threaten the health care of 30 million Americans and would erode some rare progress made recently to reverse America's growing economic inequality. By taxing rich households and big corporations to subsidize health care...
January 23, 2017 - 4:00pm
December 22, 2016
Guest Editorial: Is axing Affordable Care Act the right answer?
The loud screaming to repeal the Affordable Care Act is drowning out an important question: What would the fallout be? Would we be better off without ACA? A new report says no. Through ACA, hundreds of thousands of Minnesotans have gained coverage and millions more have had their...
December 22, 2016 - 9:00am
December 16, 2016
Bring back flexibility: Don't trap seniors in Medicare plans
Over 18 million seniors just picked a Medicare Advantage plan for next year. Let's hope they chose wisely. Because if they selected a benefit package that turns out to be a bad fit, they're likely stuck with it. That didn't use to be the case. Up until a few years ago, seniors had...
December 16, 2016 - 5:30pm
March 4, 2016
Working poor in 18 states stuck in ‘coverage gap’
The Affordable Care Act was signed into law six years ago this month. The uninsured rate is now 11.9 percent, the lowest ever recorded. Approximately 17 million more Americans have health insurance today than before the law was passed. Hospitals across the nation have saved tens of...
March 4, 2016 - 5:20am
June 12, 2014
Minnesota’s uninsured rate drops 40 percent under Affordable Care Act
ST. PAUL -- The first comprehensive look at how the federal Affordable Care Act has changed health insurance in Minnesota shows a 40 percent decline in the number of people lacking coverage between September and May. Released Wednesday, the study from University of Minnesota researchers...
June 12, 2014 - 8:22am
April 1, 2014
Obamacare enrollment exceeds seven million target despite setback
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's national healthcare program signed up more than 7 million people by the last day of March, the White House...
April 1, 2014 - 2:58pm
December 20, 2013
Latest delay adds to chaotic rollout of Obama's health law
WASHINGTON - The government's move to delay for some people a requirement to buy medical insurance raised new doubts about the already chaotic...
December 20, 2013 - 2:30pm
December 12, 2013
North Dakota’s 265 signups fewest on federal Obamacare exchange
FARGO – A new snapshot of health insurance enrollment through the new online marketplace shows that 265 people so far have signed up for coverage in North Dakota. That’s the figure in a report issued Wednesday by the Obama administration, which has been striving to improve...
December 12, 2013 - 10:30am
December 3, 2013
Blue Cross won’t extend discontinued plans
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota will not extend coverage for health insurance plans it will discontinue because of new standards under the Affordable Care Act. President Barack Obama decided two weeks ago to allow health insurers to extend coverage after many customers complained...
December 3, 2013 - 3:35pm
August 28, 2013
How to comply with Affordable Care Act
The Highway 2 West Manufacturers’ Association is focusing its Sept. 19 meeting on how employers can successfully comply with the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare. Guest speakers from Mercer Health and Benefits, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota and MNsure...
August 28, 2013 - 9:37am