Month: December 2021

Vision Maker Media Honors Nebraska Public Media Special Advisor Ron Hull with 2021 Frank Blythe Award for Media Excellence

LINCOLN, Neb., Dec. 17, 2021 — Capping off its 45th anniversary year, Vision Maker Media has presented the 2021 Frank Blythe Award for Media Excellence to Ron Hull, Nebraska Public Media special advisor. The award honors the acclaimed contributions individuals or organizations empowering Native storytellers in public media. In 2006, Frank Blythe (Eastern Cherokee/Sisseton Wahpeton …

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First woman to serve as ND Senate Minority Leader, Joan Heckaman, to retire at end of term

Bismarck, ND – North Dakota Senate Minority Leader Joan Heckaman has announced that she will retire at the end of her term after being redistricted out of District 23. Senator Heckaman is the first woman to serve as either minority or majority leader in the North Dakota legislature. As news of this announcement became public, Dem-NPL …

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Human Services Announces Funding Opportunity to Establish Adult Residential Addiction Treatment Services in Underserved Areas

BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Behavioral Health Division announced today $5 million in grant funding to expand access to residential substance use disorder treatment services for adults in underserved areas of the state. The funding is intended to establish up to four new licensed substance abuse treatment programs to provide …

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Health Care Professional Loan Repayment Program application period is now open

BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) Primary Care Office (PCO) is pleased to announce the opening of the 2021-2022 application cycle for the Health Care Professional Loan Repayment Program. This program was created to increase the number of providers in the disciplines of dentistry, medicine and behavioral health who are practicing in …

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Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College Establishes Campus Food Pantry

New Town, ND – Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College (NHSC) recently launched an on-campus food pantry to provide food, toiletries, other necessities, and emergency assistance to students in need. The development of the NHSC Food Pantry was led by Student Development and Retention counselor, Deanna Rainbow. “The need for support has always been there but the …

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COVID-19 booster shot recommendation strengthened due to Omicron variant

BISMARCK, N.D. – On Monday, Nov. 29, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) strengthened its recommendation for individuals 18 years and older to receive a COVID-19 booster shot due to the recent emergence of the COVID-19 B.1.1.529 variant known as Omicron. The World Health Organization (WHO) classified Omicron as a Variant of Concern …

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