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Why health insurance is important
It's not uncommon to hear people say, "Why do I need health insurance? I'm not sick." Young healthy people sometimes wonder why they should bother getting health insurance when they are seldom s...
12/16/13 at 8:09 AM How to find out what has been paid by insurance 12/9/13 at 12:29 PM
BCBSND discontinuing plans in 2014 that do not comply with health law 12/9/13 at 8:59 AM
Family, friends of Kristi Magnuson hope Saturday benefit helps to launch health turnaround
By Mike Brue GRAND FORKS -- Melissa Magnuson says she can sum up her mom, Kristi, in one word these days. Miserable. Kristi Magnuson loves the young dogs chihuahuas Lady and Snickers, and toy sp...
12/6/13 at 5:09 PM
Are your health insurance costs going way up?
Anyone know somebody in the Grand Forks area that pays for their own health insurance (not through an employer) and will be seeing their premiums increase a lot --- maybe double or even triple --- com...
10/24/13 at 2:27 PM Flood 2013: Flood protection means costs in taxes, but savings on insurance 4/24/13 at 2:29 PM
Some MNsure answers
By Don Davis A new way for Minnesotans to buy health insurance is set to begin today. Most Minnesotans who even know about MNsure seem to have lots of questions. So here are some answers: What is MNsu...
10/1/13 at 9:03 AM Political notebook: Gay marriage debate set Tuesday in committees 3/8/13 at 3:24 PM
Mini-med plans not regular insurance 7/28/12 at 5:59 PM
Insurance Claim Process When Your Home Is Damaged In a Storm!
With the recent hailstorms that slammed into the south metro area this week, we figured the timing couldnt be better to give everyone a refresher on what to know when filing a homeowners insurance c...
8/9/13 at 12:39 PM Protect Yourself from Storm Chasers 7/9/12 at 12:48 AM
Living with our decisions
A number of area farmers faced a tough call in the middle of June: Keep trying to plant soggy fields in hopes that the coming weeks would bring exceptionally good growing weather? Or quit planting and...
7/5/13 at 8:45 AM Crop insurance deadline nears 3/4/13 at 3:35 PM
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 10:18 AM
5 Expenses That Are Worth The Money
Trying to cover all your living costs, plus save for emergencies and retirement can be a daunting task. Sometimes, the challenge is downright overwhelming. Being frugal can help, but dont confuse bein...
4/17/13 at 8:22 AM How to plan for medical costs in retirement 3/29/13 at 9:02 AM
Ring in the New Year with a Financial Check Up 12/31/12 at 8:21 AM
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...
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Rural Reflections Radio
Here is this week's Rural Reflections Radio...
3/15/12 at 5:03 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 1:15 PM
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 2:52 PM Trickling Economics 2/16/12 at 1:28 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 9:17 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 5:51 PM The cost of ordinary care 5/26/10 at 3:43 AM
Swamping the system? 4/8/10 at 4:32 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 5:38 PM