Patrick Springer first joined the reporting staff of The Forum in 1985. He can be reached by calling 701-241-5522.
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Lots of light landing on porcelain tiles and wood-paneled walls will greet patients and visitors in the airy lobby of the new Sanford Medical Center.
About 430 Essentia Health patients recently received notice of a “breach of patient information” resulting from a marketing firm’s involvement in promoting an education seminar for patients.
North Dakota finds itself in the midst of a gigantic experiment concerning the sustainability of its wildlife populations. The unknown: At a time of unprecedented pressures as varied as intensive energy development and plummeting conservation acreage, will susceptible wildlife species be able to rebound from inevitable stresses, such as severe winters or droughts?
North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem issued an opinion Friday concluding that some plans offered by two major health insurers likely fail to comply with federal law by excluding coverage for residential treatment of adults for substance abuse.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ bid to enter the legal fray over the proposed $1.8 billion Fargo-Moorhead diversion highlights an issue that has lurked beneath the surface: Can Minnesota assert legal authority over the federal flood control project?
A “dry dam” on the upper Maple River has federal approval, and the OK from state officials is expected soon for the $8 million project.
North Dakota has yet to show that it has turned a corner on school bullying two years after a law required each district to have a plan aimed at curbing the problem.
FARGO – North Dakota high school students are significantly less likely to engage in binge drinking, drive or ride with someone who has been drinking alcohol than they were a...
Years ago, the practice of friends and families gathering for an all-night visitation was observed in various traditions, with the boisterous “Irish wake” perhaps the most well-known. But the observance has become rare in this area except among American Indians, who still commonly practice it, according to funeral directors and clergy.
Untreated mental illness ending in suicide. Parents giving up their children so they can receive proper psychiatric care. Mentally ill adults locked in jail because services are lacking. Those are among the problems documented by an independent review of behavioral health services in North Dakota that found “major service gaps affecting all, or most, citizens” seeking help.