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New group formed for horse enthusiasts in North Dakota

Jan. 18, 2021 1:01 AM EST

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — A new association for North Dakota horse enthusiasts is planning its first big event as it looks to promote public education about “everything equus.” Kaycee Wilen, who initiated the founding of the North Dakota Equine Association last March, said the nonprofit’s...

Virus numbers down on final day of North Dakota mask mandate

Jan. 17, 2021 3:04 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota health officials on Sunday reported a drop in hospitalizations due to the coronavirus and a low percentage of positive daily tests as the state prepares to end its mask mandate and ease business restrictions. The update showed that hospitalizations were down 10 from...

North Dakota tops North Dakota St. 82-78 in OT

Jan. 16, 2021 11:41 PM EST

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Mitchell Sueker scored a season-high 22 points, including a pair of free throws to force overtime as North Dakota narrowly defeated North Dakota State 82-78 on Saturday night. Filip Rebraca added 21 points for the Fighting Hawks. Rebraca also had seven rebounds. Ethan Igbanugo had...

In this aerial photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, workers build a large centralized quarantine facility capable of holding several thousand people in Shijiazhuang in northern China's Hebei Province, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021. China on Saturday finished building a 1,500-room hospital for COVID-19 patients in Nangong, south of Beijing in Hebei Province, to fight a surge in infections the government said are harder to contain and that it blamed on infected people or goods from abroad. (Yang Shiyao/Xinhua via AP)

The Latest: China reports a few new cases of COVID-19

Jan. 16, 2021 9:41 PM EST

BEIJING — China on Sunday reported 109 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, two-thirds of them in a northern province that abuts Beijing, and no deaths. There were 72 new cases in Hebei province, where the government is building isolation hospitals with a total of 9,500 rooms to combat an upsurge in infections,...

North Dakota sends dozens more National Guard members to DC

Jan. 16, 2021 5:46 PM EST

DICKINSON, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota is sending additional soldiers to the presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C. About 130 soldiers from the 816th Military Police Company will join 20 North Dakota guard members who were previously scheduled to attend before the Jan. 6 riot happened at the U.S....

Grand County residents still require to wear COVID-19 masks

Jan. 16, 2021 3:23 PM EST

GRAND FORKS, N.D. F (AP) — Grand Forks County residents will still be required to wear face coverings in many public settings even though Gov. Doug Burgum is dropping a statewide mask requirement effective Monday. Grand Forks Health Officer Dr. Joel Walz says the order goes into effect Monday as the state...

ND officials predicted electoral vote lawsuit would fail

Jan. 16, 2021 1:35 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Emails indicate North Dakota’s attorney general signed onto the Texas lawsuit over the presidential election despite expectations from some of his top officials that the legal challenge would fail. The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear the lawsuit which 17 states signed onto...

Construction boom awaits Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Jan. 16, 2021 1:01 AM EST

MEDORA, N.D. (AP) — Big plans are ahead for Theodore Roosevelt National Park this year. Long-awaited road repairs will begin to take shape. The $5.5 million Peaceful Valley Ranch restoration project is expected to be complete in the spring. And the park will be working closely with the planned Theodore...

Cook carries North Dakota St. past North Dakota 62-45

Jan. 15, 2021 11:14 PM EST

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Jarius Cook posted 13 points as North Dakota State beat North Dakota 62-45 on Friday night. Grant Nelson had 13 points and three blocks for North Dakota State (7-6, 7-1 Summit League), which earned its fifth straight victory. Rocky Kreuser added 11 points. Tyree Eady had 10 points....

City worker Carlos Ruiz gives instruction to a COVID-19 patient after delivering a tank of oxygen to her home in the Iztapalapa borough of Mexico City, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. The city offers free oxygen refills for COVID-19 patients. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

The Latest: Mexico hits another record for COVID-19 cases

Jan. 15, 2021 10:37 PM EST

Mexico posted a record spike in coronavirus cases on Friday, with 21,366 newly confirmed infections, about double the daily rate of increase just a week ago. The country also recorded 1,106 more deaths. It was unclear if the spike was due to the presence of the U.K. virus variant, of which only one case has so...