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BOOKNOTES: "Head in the Cloud: Why Knowing Things Still Matters When Facts Are So Easy to Look Up," "Downsizing the Family Home"
THE LIST: Janessa's Midnight Movie Madness feat. Divine!, Muddy Waters Clay Center, The Rollin' On The River Inline skating marathon
Artist Nancy Friese: Beauty of the wide open
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50th Wedding Anniversary
July 12, 2016
Altru welcomes 3D mammography equipment
Altru Health System's breast center is preparing to go 3D. The health care organization installed new mammography equipment in its South Columbia...
July 12, 2016 - 6:06pm
June 27, 2016
Sanford Health Plan to pay $22,000 for failure to file ads
FARGO — Sanford Health Plan has agreed to pay a $22,000 fine and take corrective steps following action by North Dakota insurance regulators over ads promoting its Medicare supplemental coverage. According to a consent order with the North Dakota Insurance Department, the Sanford...
June 27, 2016 - 3:00pm
June 8, 2016
SOCIAL SECURITY Q&A: Is age 65 still important for Social Security retirement
Q. Is age 65 still important for Social Security retirement? A. While age 65 is important as the starting age for Medicare, it has no special...
June 8, 2016 - 9:50pm
March 27, 2016
LETTER: Let government pay Americans' health insurance premiums
It happened in 2011. A wave of aging baby boomers crashed into Medicare. The Congressional Budget Office projects Medicare spending will surge from $678 billion in 2016 to $1 trillion in 2022. That's a 48 percent increase in six years. Clearly, the budget menace posed by Medicare...
March 27, 2016 - 2:19am
February 20, 2016
Charges for medical treatment confusing for patients, varies among providers
Medical bills can be jaw-dropping. A surgery might be anticipated to cost $1,500 but the bill could be for $3,000. A basic check-up might spur...
February 20, 2016 - 6:00am
January 30, 2016
SOCIAL SECURITY Q&A: How to learn more about Medicare
Q. Where can I learn more about Medicare so I can get the right plans for my needs? A. Go to the official Medicare website, www.medicare.gov,...
January 30, 2016 - 6:45am
How to learn more about Medicare
Q. Where can I learn more about Medicare so that I can get the right plans for my needs?
January 30, 2016 - 5:00am
November 21, 2015
SOCIAL SECURITY Q&A: What will Medicare Part B cost in 2016?
Q. What will Medicare Part B cost in 2016? A. Medicare is administered by the Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare...
November 21, 2015 - 8:00am
November 6, 2015
St. Cloud Hospital removed from ‘immediate jeopardy’ status
ST. CLOUD, Minn. -- The Minnesota Department of Health removed St. Cloud Hospital from "immediate jeopardy" status at 11 a.m. Friday. The department accepted action steps taken in recent days by the organization and returned the hospital to its normal status as a participant...
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November 6, 2015 - 10:24pm
October 31, 2015
SOCIAL SECURITY Q&A: Comparing Medicare prescription drug plans
Q. How do I compare Medicare Part D (prescription drug) plans? A. The Medicare Part D open enrollment period has begun and continues to Dec....
October 31, 2015 - 8:30am
July 28, 2015
Minnesota taxpayers will save $450M in health care
ST. PAUL -- State and federal taxpayers will save an estimated $450 million next year on public health plans after seeking statewide competitive bids for the first time. But the decision will mean turmoil as hundreds of thousands of low-income Minnesotans will have to change...
July 28, 2015 - 9:58pm
June 24, 2015
Downtown pharmacy on track to open by Nov. 1
Third Street Clinic aims to have a pharmacy open in downtown Grand Forks by November. The income-based pharmacy would be on the first floor of an office building at 360 Division Ave., which is near where Division Avenue intersects South Fourth Street. Third Street Clinic is in the...
June 24, 2015 - 6:03pm
June 4, 2015
Federal funds to help finance North Dakota Senior Medicare Patrol program
MINOT, N.D. – U.S. Sens. Heidi Heitkamp and John Hoeven have announced more than $225,000 in federal funding to help train retired professional volunteers so that they are able to help North Dakotans become better health care consumers through the North Dakota Senior Medicare...
June 4, 2015 - 8:45pm
May 23, 2015
SOCIAL SECURITY Q&A: Signing up for Medicare
Q. Does Social Security contact people at age 65 to enroll them in Medicare? A. Some people are automatically contacted at age 65, but not...
May 23, 2015 - 9:30am
May 3, 2015
LETTER: Fiscal gap should be Washington's top priority
In 1872, Lewis Carroll went "Through the Looking Glass" and discovered something dangerous. "Beware the Jabberwock!" he warned. If Carroll went through the looking glass today into the U.S. government's budgetary fantasy world, he'd discover something even more dangerous: the fiscal...
May 3, 2015 - 4:45am