Center Republican

December 11, 2013

Who are the farmers?

Letter explains farm residence tax exempt

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December 4, 2013

Winter storm hits area

Dangerously low temps on the way

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December 4, 2013

‘Take Shape of Life’

Health coaches coming to Mercer, Oliver

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November 26, 2013

Social services: HELP!

Dakota Central needs foster homes

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November 26, 2013

Christkindlmarkt

Businesses host 15th Christmas market

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November 20, 2013

Center pool needs repairs

Handicap chairs, slide could cost $12,000

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More than 56,000 students gathered in Louisville for the 86th annual National FFA Convention and Expo Oct. 30-Nov. 2

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Employees question pay raise for auditor

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November 13, 2013

‘Face of Basin’ retires

Hill leaves electricity co-op after 35 years

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The Health Care marketplace has been open since the beginning of October, and although applicants faced early challenges enrolling, the process is moving ahead. As one of 32 states that opted to default to the federally-run exchange, uninsured and eligible North Dakotans go directly to the www.healthcare.gov website to find a policy that best fits them. Darrold Bertsch, CEO of Sakakawea Medical Center and Coal Country Community Health Center, said it could be prudent for those without insurance to wait a brief period. “It’s still our mindset to encourage people to ‘hurry up and wait’ until the bugs get worked out,” Bertsch said. “You’ve got until Dec. 15 to enroll in a plan and be eligible Jan. 1.” Although Dec. 15 is the deadline to enroll to receive coverage starting with the new year, open enrollment will continue until March 31. After that those not enrolled who remain uninsured will receive a penalty of $95 per adult, $47.50 per child or one percent of their income. Megan Dierks, the Outreach/Enrollment Specialist at CCCHC, went through specific training to walk people through the application process. “It is fairly lengthy and some people might need guidance in using the computer or who don’t know about health insurance,” Dierks said.

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