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NDDOT finalizes latest Statewide Transportation Improvement Program

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Transportation’s 2021-2024 Final Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) is now available. The STIP is a four-year program of transportation improvements to be funded with federal highway and transit monies. Improvements include state ...

North Dakota Legislature moves to require masks at Capitol

BISMARCK (AP) — North Dakota lawmakers decided Tuesday to require masks at least temporarily at the state Capitol, a move that is supported by legislative leaders but opposed by far-right members of the Republican-controlled Legislature. House Majority Leader Chet Pollert and Senate Majority ...

Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 rise for 4th straight day

BISMARCK (AP) — Hospitalizations due to complications from the coronavirus rose for a fourth straight day in North Dakota, according to data posted Sunday by state health officials. Officials said there are 323 patients in medical facilities around the state, an increase of six in the last ...

Bring on the vaccine

Two-thirds of North Dakotans would take COVID-19 vaccine, poll says By JOHN HAGEMAN ND Newspaper Association Nearly two-thirds of North Dakotans said in a recent poll that they would take a free COVID-19 vaccine approved by federal authorities, a figure that health experts welcomed as an ...

ND tops 900 deaths since start of pandemic

BISMARCK (AP) — North Dakota has surpassed 900 deaths due to complications from COVID-19, with more than 200 of the fatalities coming in just the past two weeks, according to figures released Friday by the state Department of Health. Officials confirmed five new deaths in the last day, ...

Farm Rescue shifts to help farmers sickened by coronavirus

(AP) — The wet spring offered only a tiny window for planting, so when North Dakota farmer Paul Ivesdal fell ill with the coronavirus he knew the timing couldn't be worse. The 63-year-old man knew if he didn't recover quickly and plant his crop of wheat, barley, canola and flax, it could ...

Mule deer rebound continues in western North Dakota

BISMARCK (AP) — The North Dakota Game and Fish Department says a limited fall survey indicates another year of good mule deer fawn production in the western part of the state. Biologists counted 2,116 mule deer in an aerial survey in October. That's down from 2,218 last fall, but this year's ...

Court hears arguments on dead ND candidate’s seat

BISMARCK (AP) — North Dakota’s Constitution gives Gov. Doug Burgum the right to appoint someone to a state House seat won by a Republican candidate who died before the election, his lawyer argued Friday as the state Supreme Court waded into what attorneys called an unprecedented ...

Winter sports practices, extracurriculars allowed to resume

BISMARCK (AP) — North Dakotans appear to have largely accepted the state’s new mask mandate but they successfully cried foul when it came to limiting high school sports and activities to help control the spread of the coronavirus. Giving in to political and public outcry, Republican Gov. ...

Workers at Fargo company go on strike over COVID-19 concerns

FARGO (AP) — About 70 drivers and warehouse workers at a Fargo food distributor have gone on strike because they don't believe the company is doing enough to protect them from exposure to COVID-19. Members of Teamsters Local 120 walked a picket line Wednesday at Cash-Wa Distributing, ...