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Enrollment rates up across the region

August 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — Around the region, students are back in the classroom or eagerly awaiting to begin next week. Many schools in the area have seen consistent or increased enrollment rates for the 2014-15 school year. 

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Payday lenders’ high-interest fees targeted

March 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — Payday lenders collected more than $82 million in fees from low- and middle-income Minnesotans between 1999 and 2012, according to a report released Tuesday by a group advocating new restrictions on the loans.
And the “wealth drain is…continue reading on dglobe.com

Payday lenders’ high-interest fees targeted

March 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — Payday lenders collected more than $82 million in fees from low- and middle-income Minnesotans between 1999 and 2012, according to a report released Tuesday by a group advocating new restrictions on the loans.
And the “wealth drain is…continue reading on dglobe.com

‘Perfect storm’ will mean stiff rate hikes for health insurance

November 16, 2013 in Uncategorized

FARGO — Increasing demand for health care services and new provisions under the Affordable Care Act will combine to drive up insurance costs for many individuals and small groups next year.
Beginning Jan. 1, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

MDU asks ND for 6.4 percent natural gas rate hike

September 19, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. is asking North Dakota regulators for a 6.4 percent increase in its natural gas rates. The request would raise a typical residential customer’s natural gas bill by about $5.15 a month. Continue Reading

Belfield officials want to revamp water, sewer ordinances; rates may be affected

February 14, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Belfield City Council will look to revamp the city’s water and sewer ordinances to specify more clearly what is required of property owners and developers in the city. Continue Reading

College-town lawmakers push for tuition freeze

January 30, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK Some lawmakers do not want to see a tuition increase at public universities over the next two years, but some opponents say legislating the issue would erode the North Dakota University System’s authority over determining the tuition rates. Continue Reading

Diabetes rates rocket in Oklahoma, South

November 15, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

NEW YORK The nation’s diabetes problem is getting worse, and the biggest jump over 15 years was in Oklahoma, according to a new federal report issued Thursday. Continue Reading

Electric utilities may seek new partner in bill management: The consumer

August 24, 2012 in West Central Tribune

SPICER Fundamental changes are coming to the electric industry and electric consumers will be asked to partner with their utility and take more responsibility for their bill, says an energy industry organization spokesman.
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Cheaper junk mail? Newspapers decry USPS plan

August 15, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) The U.S. Postal Service is proposing to cut its rates for one of the nation’s top direct marketing companies, a move that threatens the newspaper industry’s biggest money-maker: the Sunday advertising bundle. Continue Reading