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Names of three area residents involved in crash in Cass County released

HARWOOD – Two area residents died and another was seriously injured when their vehicle and a semi truck pulling a hopper trailer crashed at the intersecton of Cass County 20 and Cass County 17 in the Harwood area on Friday. The North Dakota Highway Patrol said a Chrysler Town & Country ...

Some in North Dakota wish for tougher virus tack by governor

BISMARCK (AP) — James Yantzer strode into a Harbor Freight Tools store in one of North Dakota's worst hot spots for the coronavirus, brushing off a sign telling customers to wear a face mask. "If they kick me out, I'll go somewhere else," Yantzer said, calling masks about as effective at ...

Dunseith woman dies in one-vehicle rollover accident

A Dunseith woman, Nachae Mims, 25, died Saturday in a single-vehicle accident three miles east of Dunseith. According to the Highway Patrol, Mims lost control of the Chevy Avalanche she was driving and the vehicle rolled. The accident happened on a gravel road, 33rd Ave. NE, around 9 ...

Trooper struck by suspect wanted in high-speed chaser

FARGO (AP) — North Dakota Highway Patrol says a trooper was struck by a vehicle driven by a suspect wanted in a high-speed pursuit in Fargo. A state trooper attempted to stop an SUV going 95 mph in a 55 mph zone on Interstate 94 about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to the patrol. The driver ...

North Dakota reports 705 new cases of the coronavirus

BISMARCK (AP) — North Dakota’s rate of positive tests for the coronavirus climbed over 10% for the second time in three days and the two largest counties in the state have now combined for more than 12,000 cases, health officials said Thursday. The report showed that 705 people tested ...

Former North Dakota congressman, senator Andrews dies at 94

FARGO (AP) — Mark Andrews, who represented North Dakota in Congress for 24 years, has died at age 94. Andrews died Saturday at Essentia Health in Fargo, according to Hanson Runsvold Funeral Home, which handled arrangements. Appointed to fill the unexpired term of the late Hjalmar Nygaard in ...

ND daily virus death toll triples previous high

FARGO (AP) — North Dakota set a grim record on Wednesday as health officials reported 24 more deaths from COVID-19, which was three times as many as the state recorded on any other day during the coronavirus pandemic. Among the deaths were five people from Morton County, which officials had ...

Doosan Bobcat, state’s largest manufacturer, adding 100 jobs

WEST FARGO (AP) — North Dakota's largest manufacturer says it is adding 100 jobs. Doosan Bobcat employs more than 3,300 people in the state and nearly 4,000 throughout North America, including at manufacturing facilities in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Headquartered in West Fargo, Doosan Bobcat ...

Students to receive cloth masks

BISMARCK (AP) — Many students at North Dakota's public and nonpublic schools will be receiving cloth masks to help slow the spread of COVID-19, state School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler said Tuesday. North Dakota is receiving almost 160,000 masks, an allocation based on the number of ...

Mercer County sheriff to plead guilty to drunken driving

BISMARCK (AP) — Mercer County's sheriff will plead guilty to driving while intoxicated, according to his attorney. A jury trial for Sheriff Dean Danzeisen scheduled for Wednesday has been canceled. Danzeisen was cited for driving under the influence in Bismarck last January. The charge says ...