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Seat belts save lives: Click It or Ticket begins today

Law enforcement across the state will have extra patrols from Nov. 16-29 for the Click It or Ticket campaign enforcing the state seat belt law. In 2020, individuals were not wearing a seat belt in nearly 64% of the motor vehicle fatalities where seat belts were present in the vehicle, ...

North Dakota nurses worry about working with sick colleagues

BISMARCK (AP) — Like many medical workers around the world, Fargo emergency room nurse Adam Johnston can't escape the grim reality of the coronavirus pandemic. It follows him everywhere: at work, where people die every shift; at the grocery store, where people rail against his city's mask ...

Nurses don’t back positive asymptomatic colleagues working

BISMARCK (AP) — The North Dakota Nurses Association said it does not support a move to allow health care workers who have tested positive for COVID-19 but do not have symptoms to remain on the job. Gov. Doug Burgum supports the idea as part of an effort to ease stress both on hospitals and ...

Pipeline developer wants state to return documents

BISMARCK (AP) — The company that built the Dakota Access Pipeline is suing for the return of thousands of documents held by North Dakota, saying the disclosure of those records could present a security risk. Energy Transfer and its subsidiary Dakota Access LLC said in a lawsuit that the ...

North Dakota’s death rate per capita ranks 10th in country

BISMARCK (AP) — North Dakota's position as the country's COVID-19 leader relative to population showed no signs of improvement Sunday with an 18.25% positivity rate of tests in the last day. Health officials reported 1,111 new positive tests since Saturday, two-thirds of which came from ...

Fargo pilot dies in plane crash

DUNN CENTER – A Fargo pilot died Saturday when his airplane crashed in foggy conditions in rural Dunn County, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol. Christopher Russel Hans, 43, took off in a Piper Pacer in the dark from a private runway about eight miles southeast of Dunn Center. ...

North Dakota reports rare disease in child with COVID-19

BISMARCK (AP) — A North Dakota child with COVID-19 has been confirmed to have a rare condition that causes inflammation in different parts of the body, state health officials said Friday. The child, who was discharged from the hospital and is resting at home, is the first confirmed case of ...

Deaths, cases, hospitalizations set records in North Dakota

BISMARCK (AP) — North Dakota Republican Gov. Doug Burgum renewed a call Thursday for individual responsibility, as the state reported a grim daily record of 29 more deaths from COVID-19, along with new highs for infections and hospitalizations. “Today, statistically, marks the worst day ...

Judge dismisses defamation claim by Dakota Access protester

BISMARCK (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed part of a lawsuit by a New York City woman who was severely injured in an explosion while protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota four years ago. In a 54-page ruling issued Thursday, U.S. District Judge Daniel Traynor dismissed ...