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North Dakota’s COVID-19 update changes little in last day

BISMARCK (AP) — The daily COVID-19 update posted Sunday by North Dakota health officials remained largely unchanged in the last 24 hours, with no new deaths or hospitalizations due to the coronavirus. Officials confirmed 31 new cases since Saturday, increasing the total number of positive ...

Grant funds available for hotels, motels, lodges & resort establishments

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Commerce on Friday announced that $20 million in grant funds are available for round two of the Hospitality Economic Resiliency Grant PLUS which will be open for applications on March 9 at 10 a.m. “North Dakota’s lodging sector lost more than ...

Bonding, legacy fund, pot loom in Legislature’s second half

BISMARCK (AP) — The North Dakota Legislature has finished work on bills in its respective chambers, and when the session resumes Wednesday after a recess, lawmakers will be faced with hundreds more measures in what’s known as “crossover.” That’s when senators will begin working on ...

Documents accuse North Dakota lawmaker of offensive behavior

BISMARCK (AP) — Lawyers for the North Dakota Legislature have documented allegations of sexual harassment and threats against them and others by a Republican lawmaker and have forwarded a file to legislative leaders for potential action that may lead to possible censure or ...

In-state Legacy Fund investment bill endorsed by ND House

BISMARCK (AP) — The North Dakota House on Wednesday overwhelmingly endorsed bipartisan legislation aimed at creating a broader investment policy for the state’s voter-approved oil tax savings account. Representatives voted 85-8 to approve the bill that would tap 20% of future oil tax ...

House passes recreational marijuana in North Dakota

BISMARCK (AP) — The Republican-controlled House has passed legislation to legalize recreational marijuana in North Dakota. Lawmakers also passed a related bill Tuesday setting up a tax policy for marijuana. Both bills now go to the Senate. The legislation restricts recreational marijuana to ...

House passes 3-cent per-gallon gas tax hike in North Dakota

BISMARCK (AP) — The North Dakota House has passed a bill that adds another 3 cents per gallon to the state's gas tax to help pay for improvements to roads and bridges. The tax hasn't been raised in North Dakota since 2005. If the Senate approves, adding 3 cents to the current 23-cent ...

House wants voters to OK online gambling, sports betting

BISMARCK (AP) — The North Dakota House wants residents to decide if sports betting and internet poker should be allowed in the state, reflecting a relaxation of anti-gambling attitudes in the highly conservative state. Representatives on Tuesday endorsed a pair of bipartisan resolutions and ...

Attempted murder charge filed after man struck by vehicle

BISMARCK (AP) — A Bismarck man accused of striking another man with his vehicle in an alleged road rage incident has been charged with attempted murder. Raymond Moniz, 41, struck a 33-year-old man who had gotten out of his vehicle Saturday during a road rage encounter, according to police. ...

Police: Dead horses, foals found on North Dakota man’s farm

ZAP (AP) — A North Dakota man accused of feeding moldy hay and denying water to numerous horses that wound up dead or sick has been charged with felony animal cruelty. Mercer County deputies found 15 dead horses and 11 dead foals and fetuses over the weekend on the property of Shanan Weigum, ...