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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Those who want health insurance coverage next year through the new online marketplace should take note: The sign-up period begins Saturday and ends Feb. 15. But those who want to start new coverage or change insurance plans next year must enroll by Dec. 15 to ensure that coverage begins Jan. 1.
The chairman of BNSF Railway gave a renewed pledge Monday that record investments will continue to expand rail capacity to alleviate shipping delays caused by brimming grain bins and gushing oil fields. Representatives of commodity shippers listened with stony faces and a burning question: Will the expanded rail capacity come in time? Farmers, for example, are caught in a financial squeeze caused by a sharp drop in commodity prices and what’s called the basis cost, which largely reflects shipping costs and logistics. Take corn farmers, an example given to Matt Rose, chairman of BNSF, who met with shippers and officials in a roundtable here hosted by Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., to discuss plans for addressing the rail problems.
The dreaded Polar Vortex is coming back next week. But this is merely a new buzzword for a routine weather pattern for the area. And the lack of snow on the ground will moderate its effects.
Republican incumbent Doug Goehring appeared in incomplete and unofficial results Tuesday to be withstanding a challenge from Democrat Ryan Taylor in a race for North Dakota agriculture commissioner overshadowed by energy issues. With 381 of 427 precincts reporting, Goehring led Taylor 57 percent to 43 percent.
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California health officials have given notice that North Dakota is one of six states that could receive Ebola medical waste in the event the state has any material to incinerate.
The two candidates in the North Dakota agriculture commissioner’s race have clashed in their different approaches to balancing the conflicts between energy and agriculture.
North Dakotans for Clean Water, Wildlife & Parks accused an oil lobbying group of using “lies and dirty tricks” to try to defeat Measure 5 on the Nov. 4 ballot.
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North Dakota Democrats went on the offensive Tuesday to attack the accuracy of a new poll showing the Republican incumbent with a comfortable lead in the agriculture commissioner’s race.