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FARGO — Brandon Medenwald grew annoyed by dismal office "in and out" boards — so annoyed that he decided to build a smartphone application to better track people as they came and went from the workplace. In collaboration with a couple of friends, he developed an app called Simple In/Out, which they made available free over the internet. Over time, users flocked to the app, and many were willing to pay for a version with more features.
By Pat Springer / The Forum Sanford Health's South University Drive campus will become an orthopedic and sports medicine specialty center in a couple years as part of a reshuffling of services stemming from the new southwest medical center slated to open in 2017.
Noridian Healthcare Solutions has reached an agreement with the state of Maryland to pay $45 million for its leading role in a problem-plagued online health insurance exchange. The agreement with...
By Patrick Springer / The Forum The Red River is a border the Blue Cross Blue Shield plans in North Dakota and Minnesota agree not to cross in selling health insurance to customers. Those exclusive territorial agreements form a hallmark of Blue Cross Blue Shield plans nationwide—which collectively insure one of every three Americans—and are at the heart of a pair of federal lawsuits alleging civil antitrust. The lawsuits, pending in U.S.
Multiple faculty members at North Dakota State University have been notified by the IRS that fraudulent income tax returns were filed in their names.
By Patrick Springer/ The Forum Jim Rohn , whose broadcasting career on the airwaves in North Dakota and Minnesota spanned almost seven decades, died Monday at age 88. Rohn got his start in 1946 on the radio at KSJB-AM in Jamestown following his service in World War II. After a few years, he moved to Fargo when sister station KXJB-TV was launched, where he was a fixture for many years as a weatherman, amo
FARGO — Essentia Health is embarking on an $80 million construction initiative highlighted by a new wing on its hospital. The new, four-story wing will extend to the south and open with 28 new beds in January 2015. Plans allow for the quick addition of another 28 beds when needed.