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After barrage of feedback, Osakis superintendent said photos not required to attend prom
Could being a 'yes man' get you scammed?
Digging for treasures: Detroit Lakes diver finds 500 year old antler, among other historic finds
Man found guilty of sex acts with a child, filming them in Frazee trailer park
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GIRLS BASKETBALL: Patriots fend off Laker girls
Lakers hand Rangers second blemish, win 10th in a row
Youth hockey teams advance in District play
BASKETBALL: Hornet girls drop two conference games
Fly Girls Jazz runners-up, Kick sixth at State Dance
Two local students graduate from UM-Morris
Smith named to dean's list at University of Nebraska
Detroit Lakes students on dean's list at Mankato
Tips from Social Security to prepare for your disability interview
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Friends & Neighbors
She's ready...: New Holiday gas station opens to ‘pumped’ community
One man's junk...:My 2nd Home thrift and antique store opens in DL
February means romance...and romance scams: BBB offers tips to avoid getting duped this month
LREC bringing natural gas to rural communities
MN gas prices still on decline
February is Black History Month
Country singer Chris Janson at Shooting Star this Friday
Mini-retreat offers chance to reflect, refresh: NYM Cultural Center to host self-care session Feb. 25
Take a trip to 'Silver City': Guinn book has flaws, but plenty of excitement too
'Parlor Talk' set for Thursday at Hjemkomst Center
Lynn M. Alexander
Joan Alice Watland
Dean W. Iverson
Don L. Wilhelm
Letter: Scrubbing USDA website a shameful attempt to shield abusers
An early start for a strong farm bill
Editorial: Have an opinion? Write us a letter
Letter: Finally, some help with all these grizzly bear attacks
Letter: Trump's repeated lying is dangerous to nation
Finding springs is a wintertime thing: New DNR app gives you a chance to help with groundwater research
DNR says burn debris now--EMDASH--restrictions will happen soon
Blane Klemek column: Trumpeter swans are a huge Minnesota success story
Brad Laabs column: This thaw won't last, better block up your fish houses
The bass tournament that wowed the pros
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
DLHS named 'Safe Sports School'
A $10,000 drop in the bucket: Red Kettle campaign gets big boost from anonymous donor in DL
Pine to Palm
Blue Cross Blue Shield
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
October 23, 2013
N.D. official: Feds ask Blue Cross Blue Shield not to release exchange numbers
Kyle Potter | Forum News Service The Obama administration asked North Dakota’s largest health insurer not to publicize how many people have signed up for health insurance through a new online exchange, a company official says. During a forum Monday in Fargo for people interested...
October 23, 2013 - 12:30pm
October 10, 2013
New health plan offered in Becker County
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota, the state’s largest not-for-profit health insurer, and Sanford Health, the largest rural, not-for-profit health care system in the nation, has announced the availability of BlueConnect, a new kind of health plan designed with the western side...
October 10, 2013 - 2:00pm
March 19, 2009
North Dakota Blues chief vows fresh start
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota is re-evaluating executive compensation and travel as it works to restore its image following a highly...
March 19, 2009 - 10:27am
March 15, 2009
Blue Cross Blue Shield board promises changes
FARGO - Revelations including a $250,000 reward trip to the Caribbean and a $2.2 million "golden parachute" for its ousted top executive have prompted some to ask, Where was the Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota board? A 13-member board of directors oversees Blue Cross Blue...
March 15, 2009 - 12:24pm
March 13, 2009
Unhjem receiving $2.2 million severance after being fired from Blues
FARGO - Michael Unhjem, fired Monday as the president of Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota, received a $2.2 million severance package. The...
March 13, 2009 - 6:00am
March 12, 2009
BCBS withdraws N.D. bill after talk with Hamm
FARGO - One sign of a thaw in the chilly relations between North Dakota's insurance regulator and Blue Cross Blue Shield came Wednesday with...
March 12, 2009 - 11:49am
March 11, 2009
Blues fire Unhjem in attempt to restore trust
FARGO - The ouster of longtime executive Mike Unhjem from his job at Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota is among the first of several moves...
March 11, 2009 - 8:53am
March 10, 2009
Blue Cross Blue Shield votes to oust CEO Michael Unhjem
FARGO - The top official of Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota has been fired on the heels of an incentive trip for employees in the Grand Cayman Islands last week. According to a news release issued shortly after 10 this morning, the BCBS board voted Monday to replace President...
March 10, 2009 - 10:17am
March 8, 2009
Insurance rate feud between North Dakota insurance regulator and Blue Cross Blue Shield leads to bill
The ongoing feud between North Dakota's insurance regulator and Blue Cross Blue Shield has spurred legislation to streamline premium rate cases and require an actuarial basis for decisions. The legislation, which has passed the North Dakota Senate and faces its first hearing Wednesday...
March 8, 2009 - 1:58pm
March 6, 2009
Blues to ditch incentive trips
FARGO - Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota will scrap its sales reward trips after public outrage over a Cayman Islands resort getaway,...
March 6, 2009 - 9:11am
March 5, 2009
Blues exec pay and bonuses could be target of North Dakota investigation
FARGO - North Dakota's insurance commissioner today is considering a "targeted examination" of executive pay and bonuses and Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota. Adam Hamm said he wants to know more about the health insurer's administrative expenses following reports of a sales...
March 5, 2009 - 12:34pm
Blue Cross Blue Shield CEO returning to Fargo as board meets to discuss "reward trip" to Caribbean
FARGO - The chief executive officer for Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota is returning today to Fargo, and plans to take part this morning in a special telephonic board meeting for the health insurer. Board members had planned a regularly scheduled meeting Monday, but a special...
March 5, 2009 - 9:18am
Blue Cross Blue Shield North Dakota sales leaders rewarded with trip to Grand Cayman Islands resort
FARGO - At a time when Blue Cross Blue Shield wants to increase premiums up to 18.3 percent, reports surfaced Wednesday that the health insurer...
March 5, 2009 - 8:44am
March 2, 2009
Blue Crose Blue Shield says adminstrative law judge rules in favor of rate hike
A judge has ruled in favor of Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota's rate request of 14.8 percent, the company said in a news release issued today. Administrative Law Judge Susan Bailey's ruling reverses last summer's decision by the state's Department of Insurance and recommends...
March 2, 2009 - 12:46pm