DL News Staff
Elected state officials should select board members of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota to restore the health insurer's accountability to premium payers, Minnesota Attorney General Mike Hatch said. Hatch said the Minnesota Blues' administrative expenses have soared and the nonprofit has funneled at least $11 million into for-profit ventures that don't directly benefit policyholders. "It does not make sense for a health insurance company whose sole statutory requirement is to keep premiums down," Hatch said Monday during a Fargo news conference.
A felony complaint was filed against a Frazee man in Becker County District Court May 16. James Jacobson, 37, is accused of aggravated forgery. His first court appearance is June 5. According to the complaint, Jacobson allegedly presented a forged prescription at a Detroit Lakes pharmacy May 4 to obtain 60 tablets of oxycontin. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and/or a $20,000 fine.
The sun has set and there's little wind. This will be the perfect night. I slip on my tall wading boots and sneak out the door careful not to let it slam behind me. I have a head lamp strapped on tight so both hands are free. A short walk takes me to the edge of marsh. Each step is carefully placed not too stir up the muck too much as I wade into the cold water. It's still and eerie, but the songs are so loud I can't hear myself think. Tonight I search for these vocalists. It's the wood frog. Evenings and into the night is a great time to hear the calls of frogs in Becker County.
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WARREN -- a girl, Kaylee Lynn; born May 8, 2006, weighing 8 lbs. 8 oz. to Desiree Steven and Daniel Warren.
HAMAR -- a boy, Aiden Matthew; born May 9, 2006, weighing 8 lbs. 2 oz. to Lisa and Terry Hamar.
GREENWALDT -- a girl, Arianna McKinley; born May 9, 2006, weighing 8 lbs. 5 oz. to Amanda and Kipp Greenwaldt.
ERICKSON -- a boy, Ryan Willard; born May 9, 2006, weighing 8 lbs. 14 oz. to Angela McGranahan and Daniel Erickson.
WILLMAR -- It's hard to keep from smiling when you get your first look at this little GEM. When Bruce Vruwink presses on the accelerator, the bubble-shaped electric car, maybe twice the size of a golf cart, provides a smooth, nearly silent ride around the parking lot at Tracks USA in Willmar. It's built by Global Electric Motorcars of Fargo, a division of DaimlerChrysler. It has pretty comfortable bucket seats and a sunroof. It's equipped with seat belts, lights and everything else it needs to be able to operate on city streets.