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Bill would bar North Dakota businesses from refusing cash

BISMARCK (AP) — A Republican North Dakota lawmaker wants to prohibit businesses from banning cash as a payment, saying cashless transactions create economic barriers for some residents. Rep. Ben Koppelman introduced HB 1299 this week with GOP lawmakers in both chambers signing on as ...

ND entering 2nd phase of vaccine groups

BISMARCK (AP) — The elderly and people with underlying health conditions in North Dakota are beginning to receive their first COVID-19 vaccine doses as the state enters the second phase of vaccine priority groups, health officials said. Sanford Health Bismarck on Thursday began vaccinating ...

ND revenue report shows rough start, strong finish

BISMARCK (AP) — A budget analyst told North Dakota lawmakers Tuesday that the state will likely see “rough sailing” early in the year but there’s reason for optimism in the long run. In his revenue forecast to the House and Senate appropriations committees, Curtis Smith of IHS Markit ...

ND reports 1st deaths due to COVID-19 in 4 days

BISMARCK (AP) — North Dakota health officials reported their first deaths due to the coronavirus in four days, with three fatalities confirmed in Tuesday's update. A total of 1,355 people have died since the start of the pandemic. Data compiled Monday by The COVID Tracking Project showed ...

Paycheck Protection Program begins to re-open

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the U.S. Treasury Department, re-opened the Paycheck Protection Program loan portal Monday. SBA is addressing potential access to capital barriers by initially granting PPP access exclusively to community financial ...

Mothers push for reform of ‘antiquated’ breastfeeding law

BISMARCK (AP) — Some mothers are again pushing for the removal of what they describe as outdated language in state law governing breastfeeding in North Dakota. Under current law, women may breastfeed in public “in a discreet and modest manner.” A bill scheduled for a hearing in the state ...

ND reports 3rd straight day with no virus deaths

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the U.S. Treasury Department, re-opened the Paycheck Protection Program loan portal Monday. SBA is addressing potential access to capital barriers by initially granting PPP access exclusively to community financial ...

8 arrested in Minnesota protest over Line 3 pipeline project

HILL CITY, Minn. (AP) — Eight people were arrested in a protest to oppose construction of the Enbridge Energy Line 3 oil pipeline replacement in northern Minnesota, authorities said. More than 150 people gathered in Aitken County on Saturday to protest the project, the Northern Lights Task ...

Legislation aims to tighten North Dakota seat belt law

BISMARCK (AP) — A bipartisan group of lawmakers want to tighten North Dakota's seat belt law to allow police to pull over anyone they see driving unbuckled — or any of their passengers. It's the latest and the most stringent in a decades-old and contentious effort to encourage more seat ...

North Dakota sees no new deaths due to COVID-19 for 2nd day

BISMARCK (AP) — North Dakota health officials on Sunday said the state's COVID-19 update listed no deaths for a second straight day and showed another drop in hospitalizations. The number of people requiring care in medical facilities has decreased by 13 in the last two days, to 72. Ten ...