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North Dakota reports 2 COVID-19 deaths, 90 new cases

Jul. 11, 2020 3:22 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota health officials on Saturday reported two more deaths from COVID-19, along with 90 new cases as the state experiences a rise in cases over the last two weeks. The increase in cases comes as the state makes mass testing available while it lifts state-mandated business...

Protesters assemble at a Fargo, N.D. park before a planned march to City Hall to mark the Juneteenth celebrations and press city leaders to make changes to police policy and open up communication in the wake of the deaths of George Floyd and others on June 19, 2020 in Fargo. (AP Photo by David Kolpack)

Fargo activist finds support as he fights for racial justice

Jul. 11, 2020 1:02 AM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Wess Philome didn’t intend to become a prominent voice for racial justice in Fargo. But the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25 created an urgency to do something. “The entire week my heart was just bleeding,” he told Minnesota Public Radio News....

North Dakota GOP wants Dem candidate removed from ballot

Jul. 10, 2020 12:49 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Republican Party is asking the state Supreme Court to remove Democratic candidate for state insurance commissioner from the November ballot, alleging she hasn’t lived in the state long enough to run for statewide office. The GOP said it wants the state high...

BCI to investigate Fargo officer's actions during protest

Jul. 10, 2020 12:37 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation will conduct an independent review of Fargo's former deputy police chief, who went undercover without telling anyone during a May gathering in memory of George Floyd, the attorney general's office said Friday. Deputy Chief Todd Osmundson...

Burgum: disaster declaration issued for North Dakota floods

Jul. 10, 2020 10:22 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — President Donald Trump has issued a disaster declaration for widespread spring flooding in North Dakota. according to Gov. Doug Burgum. Burgum’s office said flooding has caused an estimated $40 million-plus in damage in roads and other public infrastructure in North Dakota. A...

FILE - In this June 12, 2019, file photo, protesters walk up Main Street inasa procession protesting against the Keystone XL pipeline makes its way to Andrew W. Bogue Federal Courthouse in Rapid City, S.D. A U.S. Supreme Court decision this week could further stall construction of the disputed pipeline just as work began this spring after years of delay. (Adam Fondren/Rapid City Journal via AP, File)

Judge rejects Dakota Access pipeline request to stop closure

Jul. 10, 2020 9:56 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge rejected a request from the operator of the Dakota Access Pipeline to halt an order to shut down the oil pipeline during a lengthy environmental review. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg denied the company’s request Thursday, effectively sending the case to a...

North Dakota man told to pay $74K for poaching mule deer

Jul. 9, 2020 7:21 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A North Dakota man has been ordered to pay $74,000 in restitution for poaching a trophy mule deer buck in northwestern New Mexico. The state Department of Game and Fish reported Wednesday that Cody Davis also was ordered to make a $3,000 donation to the Operation Game Thief program....

North Dakota companies get $1.7B in government virus loans

Jul. 9, 2020 2:51 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A foundation that supports North Dakota’s biggest tourist attraction and Gov. Doug Burgum’s real estate development firm were among hundreds of thousands of businesses and nonprofits across the country to get loans from the Treasury Department’s Payroll Protection...

Dakota pipeline still moving oil despite shutdown order

Jul. 8, 2020 6:51 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The owner of the Dakota Access Pipeline continued to fill it with North Dakota crude oil on Wednesday and said it has no immediate plans to shut down the line, despite a federal judge’s order that it be stopped within 30 days for additional environmental review. Pipeline owner...

73 more people test positive for COVID-19 in North Dakota

Jul. 8, 2020 12:55 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota health officials say they’ve confirmed 73 new cases of the coronavirus. The state health department said Wednesday the state has seen 3,971 cases. One additional death was reported Wednesday, bringing the statewide total to 85. Health officials identified the...