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Patrick Springer

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Southport, NC, United States

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Recent:
  • inforum
  • Grand Forks Herald
  • The Dickinson Press
  • West Central Tribune
  • Agweek
Past:
  • Duluth News Tribune
  • jamestownsun
  • Brainerd Dispatch
  • WDAY TV News
  • WDAZ News

Recent articles by Patrick:

‘Shelter in the Storm:’ Fraser Ltd. raising $6M for campus to help homeless and at-risk youth

The new center helps homeless and at-risk youth with necessities including food, shelter and clothing as well as services to provide a path to independence for clients. → Read More

Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library will be a ‘museum of action’

The Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library, which will open in 2026, will feature immersive, hands-on learning experiences for visitors. → Read More

Bismarck Bucks Indoor Football League team sidelined by high workers’ compensation costs

The Bismarck Bucks will seek legislation allowing the Indoor Football League team to opt out of mandatory medical coverage through the state's monopoly workers' compensation program. → Read More

Minnesota AG's office investigating proposed Sanford, Fairview merger

In 2013, a proposed merger between Sanford and Fairview derailed after Minnesota officials expressed concerns. → Read More

Minnesota attorney general’s office investigating proposed Sanford, Fairview merger

In 2013, a proposed merger between Sanford and Fairview derailed after Minnesota officials expressed concerns. → Read More

North Dakota's Hoeven, Cramer vote against law to protect gay marriage rights

Sens. John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer cited concerns about infringement of religious freedom in their votes against enshrining gay marriage rights in federal law. → Read More

Dakota Medical Foundation gets 'game-changer' $10M gift from MacKenzie Scott

The foundation will decide how to invest the gift, with one likely use to provide mental health services for youth. → Read More

Sanford, Fairview explore merger with goal of joining forces by end of 2023

Sanford Health and Minneapolis-based Fairview Health Services are pursuing a merger planned for completion by the end of 2023 that would combine the nation's largest rural health provider with a major Twin Cities health system. → Read More

Romantix occupies a spot on downtown block once home to Fargo’s skid row

The 400 block of NP Avenue in downtown Fargo for decades was a blighted street that was filled with dive bars, a flophouse and an adult entertainment venue. Now only the Romantix store remains, despite years of city efforts. → Read More

Former Democratic-NPL Party leader Mark Schneider dies on Election Day

Mark Schneider, who was co-founder of the Schneider Law Firm in Fargo and once served as chairman of the North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party, became a right-to-die advocate as a terminal cancer patient. → Read More

Hoeven decisively defends US Senate seat in three-way North Dakota race

Incumbent Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., seeking his third Senate term, faced challenges from independent Rick Becker on the right and Democrat Katrina Christiansen on the left. → Read More

Connie Cleveland grabs judge seat in Cass County

David Chapman and Connie Cleveland vied for a Cass County District Court vacancy. → Read More

How North Dakota's Coal Country turns out to be a good fit for helping make electric vehicle batteries

A site in Mercer County in North Dakota coal country came out at the top of a list of 18 potential sites for a Talon Metals plant to process ore into battery-grade materials. → Read More

Doctors warn flu cases could spike, possible COVID wave on horizon

Signs point to the worst flu season in recent years, while new coronavirus variants continue to appear and RSV respiratory infections are on the rise. → Read More

Fargo doctors warn flu cases could spike, possible COVID wave on horizon

Signs point to the worst flu season in recent years, while new coronavirus variants continue to appear and RSV respiratory infections are on the rise. → Read More

Diversion to provide free crop insurance to farmers whose land will be flooded

When the metro flood-control operates in extreme floods, up to 29,000 acres could temporarily store water, which could prevent planting or damage crops. → Read More

North Dakota regulators' probe of Fargo financial firm ‘ongoing and expanding’

North Dakota securities regulators continue to investigate what they say are multiple violations of securities laws involving investment of $17.7 million in limited liability companies controlled by financial advisory firm Jamieson Capital Financial. → Read More

NDSU president warns deep budget cuts are coming

NDSU President David Cook said continued enrollment declines will result in a $10.5 million cut in state funding through the 2023-25 budget, forcing major realignents in university programs. → Read More

Steve Stark retires after more than 30 years of drawing editorial cartoons for The Forum

Steve Stark's editorial cartoons have appeared regularly in The Forum since 1989. On Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022, his farewell cartoon is published. → Read More

Charitable gaming clashes with tribes over internet, sports gambling rights in North Dakota

North Dakota's five American Indian tribes are seeking exclusive rights to host internet gambling and sports betting -- which charitable gaming advocates say would create an unfair monopoly of a growing wagering sector. → Read More