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North Dakota leaders approve revisions to flaring policy

Sep. 22, 2020 7:59 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s Industrial Commission on Tuesday approved a revised gas capture policy that aims to encourage investment in infrastructure but doesn’t change targets for burning excess natural gas at well heads. Current gas capture policy requires companies to capture 88%...

Quarantine lifted for international travelers in ND

Sep. 22, 2020 10:54 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (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...

Savanna's Act passes House, headed to president's desk

Sep. 22, 2020 10:03 AM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A bill named for a Fargo murder victim to address cases of missing and murdered Native Americans is heading to President Donald Trump’s desk for his signature. Savanna’s Act, which is named for Savanna Greywind, passed the House Monday after passing the Senate earlier this...

Williston man charged with felony murder in death of woman

Sep. 21, 2020 6:07 PM EDT

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — A Williston man accused of killing a 34-year-old woman in what police described as an act of domestic violence was charged Monday in Williams County Court. Tevin Freeman, 29, was charged with Class AA felony murder in the death of Erica Herrera. The charge carries a maximum penalty...

North Dakota active COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations rise

Sep. 21, 2020 5:15 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (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 3,210. The...

Demand for substitute teachers rising amid COVID-19 pandemic

Sep. 21, 2020 4:54 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (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, according to...

Bureau of Indian Affairs officers to begin training in ND

Sep. 21, 2020 12:32 PM EDT

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. (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 recruits on...

Police pursue reckless driver, who fled after crashing SUV

Sep. 21, 2020 7:59 AM EDT

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Police in Grand Forks are searching for the man who led officers on a pursuit after driving recklessly. Officers tried stopping the driver of an SUV for reckless driving Sunday about 8 p.m. But the driver took off and later crashed into some trees near the Budget Inn motel. ...

North Dakota records 731 new COVID-19 cases over weekend

Sep. 20, 2020 3:03 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota health officials on Sunday confirmed 352 new positive tests for the coronavirus, for a weekend total of 731 and an overall total of 17,958 cases since the pandemic began. The update included 112 active cases in the last day, bumping the weekend total to 222 and the...

Pheasant outlook improving, but birds aren't branching out

Sep. 20, 2020 11:48 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota wildlife officials say the state's pheasant population is rebounding from a devastating drought three years ago, though hunters will still need to search for hot spots. Roadside surveys conducted in late July and August indicate pheasant numbers are up from last year,...