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North Dakota reports 1 new COVID death, 219 new infections

BISMARCK (AP) — North Dakota reports one new death due to COVID-19, bringing the state’s death toll to 142 since the coronavirus pandemic began. The North Dakota Department of Health on Sunday reported a Burleigh County woman in her 90s with underlying health conditions died. Health ...

Grand Forks mayor orders early bar closing due to virus

GRAND FORKS (AP) — The mayor of Grand Forks has ordered bars to close early due to a spike in coronavirus cases among young adults. Mayor Brandon Bochenski issued an emergency declaration temporarily modifying closing hours for bars, bars/restaurants and off-sales to 11 p.m. The order took ...

North Dakota justice treated for COVID-19 back in hospital

BISMARCK (AP) — North Dakota's longest-serving Supreme Court justice is back in the hospital after he was released to another facility for rehabilitation following treatment for the coronavirus. Justice Gerald VandeWalle. 87, who was released from Sanford Health Bismarck's COVID-19 unit a ...

Alleged gang leader accused in violent attacks, robberies

BISMARCK (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a man prosecutors say led a criminal gang that carried out a string of violent attacks and robberies. Prosecutors said 26-year-old Abbot Aho, of Fergus Falls, is the leader of a criminal gang known as the "Slither Gang" whose members stole ...

Active COVID-19 cases top 2K in North Dakota for first time

BISMARCK (AP) — The number of active coronavirus cases in North Dakota topped 2,000 for the first time on Friday with a near-record number of tests coming back positive. The North Dakota Health Department reported 2,163 active cases, up 168 from Thursday. The agency reported 314 new ...

North Dakota high court sides with family in mineral dispute

BISMARCK (AP) — The North Dakota Supreme Court has sided with a family in a long-disputed case involving mineral rights on land taken for the construction of a dam that created Lake Sakakawea. In a unanimous ruling Thursday, the high court upheld a lower court ruling last year that concluded ...

North Dakota sets record with 337 positive COVID-19 tests

BISMARCK (AP) — North Dakota set a record Thursday for the number of daily positive tests for the coronavirus, increasing its per-capita figures to some of the highest in the country. The update showed that 337 of the 6,972 tests came back positive, with the seven most populous counties in ...

Regulators approve two pipeline projects in North Dakota

BISMARCK (AP) — State regulators have approved two pipeline projects in North Dakota. The Public Service Commission gave the go-ahead Wednesday to a pipeline for a new natural gas processing plant in Williams County and another for the Dickinson refinery. The Williams County project ...

Active COVID-19 cases rise to daily high in North Dakota

BISMARCK (AP) — Active coronavirus cases in North Dakota rose to another new daily high on Wednesday. Health officials said the number of active cases was 1,784 on Wednesday, an increase of 103 from the previous high set Tuesday. North Dakota’s death toll remained at 138 as of ...

North Dakota’s high court orders measure off November ballot

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered a measure meant to significantly change the state’s election process from appearing on the November ballot. North Dakota Voters First’s proposed constitutional amendment aimed to transfer the responsibility of ...