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North Dakota reports 10th coronavirus death in 2 days

BISMARCK (AP) — North Dakota health officials reported five more deaths related to COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing to 10 the number of people who died from coronavirus in the past two days. Seven of the deaths in the past two days have been in Burleigh County, which tallied four deaths on ...

ND’s coronavirus education campaign delayed

BISMARCK (AP) — An education campaign aimed at persuading North Dakotans to wear masks and practice social distancing still has not begun more than a month after $1.8 million in federal coronavirus aid was approved for the effort. The campaign had been set to start Monday, the same day North ...

ND records 431 positive tests for coronavirus

BISMARCK (AP) — North Dakota officials on Sunday confirmed 431 new positive cases of the coronavirus, after more than 8,500 tests in the last day. The cases included 90 in Burleigh County, 87 in Cass County, 42 in Morton County, 38 in Stutsman County and 35 in Stark County. The report ...

Dakotas lead US in virus growth as both reject mask rules

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Coronavirus infections in the Dakotas are growing faster than anywhere else in the nation, fueling impassioned debates over masks and personal freedom after months in which the two states avoided the worst of the pandemic. The argument over masks raged this week in ...

ND county resists public mask mandate

BISMARCK (AP) — A North Dakota county that is among the COVID-19 hot spots in the state has voted unanimously against creating a public mask mandate. The Bismarck Tribune reports nearly a dozen people spoke out against the idea at the Morton County Commission meeting on Thursday. Morton and ...

Body of missing ND boy found in Yellowstone River

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A dive team has recovered the body of a North Dakota boy who went missing while swimming in the Yellowstone River in eastern Montana over the weekend, the Richland County sheriff's office said. The body of 13-year-old Ira David Lawrence of Watford City was recovered on ...

Group seeks to defeat new hurdle for ballot initiatives

BISMARCK (AP) — North Dakota’s voters in November will decide whether the Legislature should have the power to review and approve citizen-initiated constitutional amendments. An opposition group says it would effectively giving lawmakers veto power over what citizens want. The group, ...

Additional charges filed in child sexual exploitation case

BISMARCK (AP) — A Bismarck man facing more than two dozen felony charges, including sexually exploiting children, has been indicted by a federal grand jury on an additional 13 counts. The new charges accuse 21-year-old Dawson Rouse of luring minor girls on social media and convincing them to ...

North Dakota reports 337 new COVID-19 cases, 3 more deaths

BISMARCK (AP) — North Dakota health officials reported 337 new positive coronavirus cases and three more deaths on Thursday. The number of new positive cases included 62 in Burleigh County and 34 in neighboring Morton County. The counties that include the Bismarck metropolitan area have ...

ND groups try to boost tribal census participation

BISMARCK (AP) — Several groups in North Dakota are working to increase tribal participation in the 2020 U.S. census to ensure they are not undercounted or underfunded. Overall, North Dakota has an 86% response rate and about a 64% self-response rate. But participation of the state's five ...