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North Dakota can’t shake worst per capita infection status

BISMARCK (AP) — North Dakota enters November continuing to lead the nation in the number of new COVID-19 infections per 100,000 people, an unenviable distinction the state has held many times in the last couple of months, according to Johns Hopkins University researchers. There were 1,718.9 ...

Virus numbers muddy plans to return Fargo students to class

FARGO (AP) — Officials in one of North Dakota's largest school districts are discussing whether to have older children head back to classrooms, even as the state struggles with the worst outbreak of coronavirus in the nation. A task force was formed when parents and others complained after ...

Equinor invests in teacher education

WILLISTON — Through its annual teacher grant program, Equinor has granted over $20,000 to teams of educators in Williston Public Schools from the Equinor North Dakota Charitable Fund, held at the Northwest North Dakota Community Foundation. The grant funds will be utilized to gain critical ...

Reservation Telephone receives grant for broadband build-out

BISMARCK – U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development has awarded $6.9 million to Reservation Telephone Cooperative to build broadband infrastructure in western North Dakota and Montana. Sen. John Hoeven, R-ND, joined USDA Rural Development State Director Clare Carlson, Dakota Carrier ...

Backers get needed funds for ND Roosevelt library

BISMARCK (AP) — North Dakota's governor, Microsoft, a Walmart heir, and a Fargo media mogul are among the major financial backers of a proposed presidential library for Theodore Roosevelt in the state's western Badlands where he hunted, ranched and lived a cowboy life before becoming the 26th ...

ND tops 200 coronavirus deaths in October

BISMARCK (AP) — North Dakota has topped more than 200 deaths in October from COVID-19, with health officials reporting an additional 15 deaths on Tuesday. The deaths bring the overall statewide death toll from the virus to 476. The sum includes 205 deaths that have occurred so far in ...

Birx calls Bismarck’s virus protocols the worst she’s seen

BISMARCK (AP) — The White House coronavirus response coordinator said Monday that she spent a day looking around Bismarck and found its COVID-19 protocols to be the worst she's seen anywhere in the country. Dr. Deborah Birx, whose tour has taken her to nearly 40 states, said she found the ...

State Parks awards trail project grants

State Parks awards trail project grants The North Dakota Parks & Recreation Department has awarded approximately $1 million in grants through the Recreaton Trails Program for fiscal year 2020. The RTP Advisory Committee ranked and selected 13 of 17 applications for funding this year. It is ...

North Dakota hits 99.9% complete in 2020 Census

As of the end of data collection for the 2020 Census, 99.9% of housing units and addresses have been accounted for in North Dakota, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The U.S. Constitution mandates a census of the population every 10 years. The 2020 Census counts everyone living in the ...

ND tribes receive FCC licenses

WASHINGTON—The Federal Communications Commission hasissued the first set of spectrum licenses through the agency’s first-of-its-kind Rural Tribal Priority Window to tribal entities in North Dakota and across the country. The FCC’s Wireless Telecommunications Bureau formally granted 154 ...