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Farm expenses keep rising

August 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

A new report confirms U.S. farm expenses continue to rise, and agricultural business management specialists say that should cause farmers to take a closer look at how they operate.

Farm production expenditures nationwide totaled $367.3 billion in …continue reading on dglobe.com

Rate of health care inflation sees decline

July 20, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO A lingering drop in the rate of health care inflation has providers and insurers wondering if the trend is temporary or if it reflects the start of an era of more subdued cost rises. Continue Reading

The price of prom: Tradition now more expensive than ever

April 24, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO Judy Gefroh had a few rules when her daughter, Kaitlyn Gefroh, was picking out a prom dress no cutouts, nothing see-through or too low cut, and it couldn’t cost much more than $500. Continue Reading

Improper bedrooms: Dickinson Fire Department finds people sleeping in shops

April 16, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

To skirt the high cost of housing in the Oil Patch, some Dickinson companies have resorted to stashing employees in make-shift bedrooms next to trucks, Dickinson Fire Chief Bob Sivak reported Tuesday. Continue Reading

ND AG wants fund for abortion fight

April 10, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK North Dakota lawmakers began building a war chest Wednesday to defend against any lawsuits that arise from new state laws imposing the nation’s toughest abortion restrictions. Continue Reading

Better bang for the buck in North Dakota, Minnesota for higher ed

April 4, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS The cost of attending colleges and universities in eastern North Dakota and northwest Minnesota are still mostly on the low end compared to similar institutions nationwide, according to the U.S. Department of Education’s new online “college scorecard.” Continue Reading

Law & Order: Hundreds of thousands spent in court costs

February 9, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

The court system delivers justice but it does not deliver a windfall payday. Continue Reading

Don’t touch that thermostat: Warm winter forecast, low natural gas prices expected to help keep heating costs down

September 28, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

A mild winter last year treated area homeowners to what amounted to a discount on heating costs and the coming winter could bring more of the same. Continue Reading

ND Blues reduce spiraling costs: State’s medical inflation reduced by nearly half

September 22, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO Check out these health system vital signs: Fewer hospital admissions. Emergency room visits down significantly. Better diabetes control and coronary artery disease management. Continue Reading

Watch: A do-nothing Congress exacts high costs

July 14, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

For many, there is little concern about the current do-nothing Congress; they figure at least it’s not doing harm. But there is another way to look at the inability of this Congress to do anything of consequence. Continue Reading