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North Dakota tries ad campaign, not mask rule, to stem virus

FARGO (AP) — COVID-19 can't hurt me because I'm young and healthy. I'm so over it. Nobody tells me what to do. Executives at a Bismarck marketing agency hired to help stem the tide of rising virus cases in central North Dakota say that's the mindset facing them with their campaign in the hot ...

Sanford Health opens new unit at Bismarck hospital

BISMARCK (AP) — Sanford Health opens a new unit at its Bismarck hospital Wednesday, adding 14 more beds. Sanford says it's not exclusively for coronavirus patients, but it could be used to treat them if the need arises. Six of the 14 beds in the new unit opening Wednesday are designated for ...

COVID-19 cases force tribal voter ID event to be postponed

BISMARCK (AP) — North Dakota officials say a voter ID event scheduled on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation was postponed due to the coronavirus on Tuesday, a day when the state reported 419 new COVID-19 cases and five additional deaths. State Department of Transportation officials have ...

Quarantine lifted for international travelers in ND

BISMARCK (AP) — North Dakota’s top health official has lifted the state’s 14-day quarantine order for people returning from international travel. The quarantine order was issued in April and amended twice, most recently in July. Interim State Health Officer Dr. Paul Mariani said his ...

Bureau of Indian Affairs officers to begin training in ND

DEVILS LAKE (AP) — The federal government plans to train Bureau of Indian Affairs law officers year-round at the National Guard's Camp Grafton in North Dakota, with training to begin this fall. As many as a dozen federal staff could work at Camp Grafton, training potentially hundreds of ...

ND active COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations rise

BISMARCK (AP) — North Dakota continued to build on record highs for active cases of the coronavirus and number of hospitalizations, according to state Department of Health figures released Monday. The update shows that the number of active cases grew by two in the last day, to a total of ...

Demand for substitute teachers rising amid COVID-19 pandemic

BISMARCK (AP) — The need for substitute teachers in the Bismarck Public School districts has pressingly increased this year due to coronavirus-related teacher absences. The demand is mainly because of all the coronavirus close contacts that have to quarantine as a preventive measure, ...

North Dakota reports 10th coronavirus death in 2 days

BISMARCK (AP) — North Dakota health officials reported five more deaths related to COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing to 10 the number of people who died from coronavirus in the past two days. Seven of the deaths in the past two days have been in Burleigh County, which tallied four deaths on ...

ND’s coronavirus education campaign delayed

BISMARCK (AP) — An education campaign aimed at persuading North Dakotans to wear masks and practice social distancing still has not begun more than a month after $1.8 million in federal coronavirus aid was approved for the effort. The campaign had been set to start Monday, the same day North ...

ND records 431 positive tests for coronavirus

BISMARCK (AP) — North Dakota officials on Sunday confirmed 431 new positive cases of the coronavirus, after more than 8,500 tests in the last day. The cases included 90 in Burleigh County, 87 in Cass County, 42 in Morton County, 38 in Stutsman County and 35 in Stark County. The report ...