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A man holds up a child, both wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, to reach out a tree branches at the Wangfujing shopping district in Beijing, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021. A Chinese province grappling with a spike in coronavirus cases is reinstating tight restrictions on weddings, funerals and other family gatherings, threatening violators with criminal charges. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

The Latest: China grapples with virus outbreaks in northeast

Jan. 18, 2021 11:37 PM EST

BEIJING — China is now dealing with coronavirus outbreaks across its frigid northeast, prompting additional lockdowns and travel bans. The country reported a total of 118 newly confirmed cases Tuesday — most of them in Jilin province, the Hebei region just outside Beijing and Heilongjiang province...

Pandemic cuts air travel at ND commercial airports in half

Jan. 18, 2021 12:14 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic cut the number of passengers using North Dakota’s eight commercial service airports in half last year. The airports in Bismarck, Minot, Williston, Dickinson, Grand Forks, Fargo, Devils Lake and Jamestown finished 2020 with a total of 572,093 airline...

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....

Republican proposal would seal arrestees' mugshots

Jan. 15, 2021 6:20 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Republican lawmaker has introduced a bill that would seal arrestee’s mugshots from the public. The Bismarck Tribune reported Friday that Rep. Shannon Roers Jones’ proposal would make the photos confidential until the suspect is convicted or a suspect fails to appear...

Hurricane-force winds cause extensive damage in North Dakota

Jan. 15, 2021 10:28 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A weather system packing hurricane-force wind gusts has caused extensive damage and power outages in western and central North Dakota. The National Weather Service reported wind gusts of 77 mph at Garrison, 81 mph in Hettinger County and 93 mph in Williston on Thursday. The weather...

Teen charged in fatal New Year's Day wrong-way crash

Jan. 15, 2021 9:09 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Bismarck teen accused of driving the wrong way on a Bismarck expressway and killing a South Dakota woman New Year's Day is facing four felony charges. Kenyon Eagle, 18, had a blood alcohol content of nearly three times the legal limit to drive when his pickup collided head-on with...

North Dakota entering 2nd phase of vaccine priority groups

Jan. 14, 2021 4:42 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The elderly and people with underlying health conditions in North Dakota are beginning to receive their first COVID-19 vaccine doses as the state enters the second phase of vaccine priority groups, health officials said. Sanford Health Bismarck on Thursday began vaccinating some of...

Pedestrian struck and killed in Bismarck

Jan. 13, 2021 1:41 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Police in Bismarck are investigating the death of a pedestrian who was struck while crossing a street. The 62-year-old man was hit shortly before 9 p.m. Tuesday by a 22-year-old driver who was making a turn onto the street where the victim was walking, according to officials. The...

Couple married for 70 years die days apart from COVID-19

Jan. 9, 2021 1:01 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Walter and Lorraine Morlock loved to go to church, travel together and go camping. He was a sheet metal worker, an avid Minnesota Twins baseball fan, and a collector of coins and North Dakota centennial pins. She loved to sew and create things from fabric, and watch high school...

North Dakota's lieutenant governor in quarantine

Jan. 8, 2021 6:28 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Lt. Gov. Brent Sanford was in quarantine Friday with his family after his wife tested positive for COVID-19, and he will not be able to fulfill his role of presiding over the Senate as the 2021 legislative session is getting underway. Sanford’s spokesman, Mike...