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House bill would ‘re-couple’ conservation compliance and crop insurance
A bill introduced Wednesday in the U.S. House of Representatives would require farmers to once again comply with certain conservation provisions to receive federal crop insurance. Reps. Jeff Fortenbe...
6/6/13 at 11:18 AM
Political notebook: Gay marriage debate set Tuesday in committees
By Don Davis Gay advocates have lobbied for allow same-sex marriages for years, but they made little progress. That appears ready to change Tuesday when House and Senate committees will hear bills...
3/8/13 at 4:24 PM Mini-med plans not regular insurance 7/28/12 at 6:59 PM
Flood victims told: 'Do your homework' 6/24/12 at 4:39 AM
Crop insurance deadline nears
A few years ago, I phoned area crop insurance agents just prior to the annual March 15 deadline forpurchasing or modifying crop insurance for spring-planted crops. I was curious about the trends and p...
3/4/13 at 4:35 PM
Weekly Memo 12-14-2012
Each Weekly Memo to the City Council and the agenda packet is also provided on theCity Councilweb page. WEEKLY UPDATE: Labor Negotiations The City met this week with AFSCME Council 65, which repres...
12/17/12 at 9:27 AM Weekly Memo 8-24-2012 8/24/12 at 4:06 PM
Weekly Memo 10-14-11 10/14/11 at 5:08 PM
Protect Yourself from Storm Chasers
When major storms leave damage to your home, it can be tempting to work with the first contractor that comes knocking on your door, the company that promises you a new roof by the end of the week, or ...
7/9/12 at 1:48 AM
Rural Reflections Radio
Here is this week's Rural Reflections Radio...
3/15/12 at 6:03 AM
Why You Need A Home Inventory…Now.
Putting together a home inventory...It is easier before a disaster than afterwards. Adapted from the Minnesota Department of Commerce and http://mn.gov/commerce/insurance/images/Home-Inventory-Checkl...
3/12/12 at 2:15 PM
How your premium dollars are used
Have you ever wondered how your premium dollars are spent? The answer might surprise you. Roughly 90 percent of premium dollars are used to pay for medical care and services used by members. Find o...
3/8/12 at 1:08 PM Why aren't there more affordable insurance options? 3/4/12 at 1:00 AM
How is my premium spent? 2/13/12 at 11:19 AM
The Grown-Up World of Make Believe
Movies arent real. While ostensibly, most grownups agree on this, we frequently dont act as if we do. Its not so much that we look over our shoulders for zombies or vampires as that we gaze at our ba...
2/23/12 at 3:52 PM Trickling Economics 2/16/12 at 2:28 PM
Where is the love?
I was dumped. Unceremoniously and without much of an apology...which leaves me asking this Valentine's Day - Where is the love? There is something about rejection that is so deflating. It causes one ...
2/14/12 at 10:17 AM
Around the Capitol
Here are some odds and ends from state government today: The North Dakota Ag Department is starting a weekly Internet radio show called "North Dakota Now." It will air at 11 a.m. CT Wednesdays at ht...
12/21/10 at 5:21 PM WSI reviews survey results 10/21/10 at 3:12 PM
Autism advocates push for health insurance 9/22/10 at 9:08 AM
The handbook of hard-luck tales
Ever since Costs of Care announceda national essay contest for people's personal stories abouttheir health care bills, I've been eagerly checking the website to see how the contest is faring. The wai...
12/9/10 at 6:51 PM The cost of ordinary care 5/26/10 at 4:43 AM
Swamping the system? 4/8/10 at 5:32 AM
Had a great time speaking to American Family Insurance agents from North and South Dakota in Fargo today, sixty-some of my new best friends. Many of them even laughed at my lame jokes. Getting up in t...
10/8/10 at 6:38 PM