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urious Kids Childcare, seen here July 10, 2018, sits off the road on 19th Ave N in Fargo. Erin Bormett / The Forum

Given the Bureaucratic Nightmare Day Care Centers Must Deal With, Is It Any Wonder We Have a Shortage?

Given the Bureaucratic Nightmare Day Care Centers Must Deal With, Is It Any Wonder We Have a Shortage?

Last month I wrote a print column about the incompetent, Kafkaesque bureaucracy the child care industry in our state is confronted with and whether or not it contributes to our region’s chronic child care shortages. The problems with the bureaucracy are manifest. Today the Grand Forks Herald notes that the “North Dakota Department of Health

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North Dakota Human Services Advertising Medicaid Expansion After Just 1,700 People Enroll

Earlier this morning a friend of mine in the radio business emailed me a couple of audio files (see above) which were sent to him by the North Dakota Department of Human Services. The files are ad spots promoting Medicaid enrollment that DHS wants aired, gratis. “The state wants me to run free promos for

48% Of North Dakota Welfare Spending Is On Fast Food, Eating Out, ATM's And Movie Rentals

I wrote previously about disturbing numbers from the North Dakota Department of Human Services regarding the use of TANF (welfare) funds in the state. DHS hasn’t been very forthcoming with data, and in my previous post I was only able to tell you about percentages of funds spent on certain categories with no dollar amount

Why Doesn't North Dakota Track Welfare Funds?

Occasionally we are treated to news stories like this one which detail the use of government welfare funds – programs like TANF or food stamps – being used in inappropriate ways, such as in strip clubs or for alcohol. I was interested in doing a similar story here in North Dakota. After all, these stories

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