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San Diego County sheriff officers stand guard in front of a burning bank building after a protest over the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, in La Mesa, Calif. Protests were held in U.S. cities over the death of Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

US cities assess protest damage, await another day of unrest

May. 31, 2020 3:28 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — America’s cities boarded up windows, swept up glass and covered graffiti Sunday as the country's most significant night of protests in a half-century promised to spill into another day of unrest fueled by killings of black people at the hands of police. The turbulence sparked by...

Joan Nicolai, the gardener at Gate City Bank in downtown Fargo, N.D., pauses to catch her breath during an early morning cleanup on Sunday, May 31, 2020. A protest over the death of George Floyd that began Saturday with a peaceful march throughout the city turned violent Saturday night when protesters threw rocks and water bottles at police, damaged buildings and vehicles, and spray-painted messages around the downtown. (AP Photo/Dave Kolpack)

Fargo cleans up after peaceful Floyd protest turns to unrest

May. 31, 2020 2:22 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Business people and dozens of volunteers began filing into downtown Fargo at dawn Sunday to asses the damage and to clean up after a night of sometimes violent protests over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis last week. The protest in North Dakota's largest city started Saturday...

North Dakota reports 1 new COVID-19 death, 23 new infections

May. 31, 2020 2:12 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota health officials on Sunday reported one new COVID-19 death, raising the state’s toll to 61 since the pandemic began. The latest death was a man in his 90s from Cass County who had underlying health conditions. The North Dakota Department of Health reported 23 new...

Funeral set Tuesday for slain Grand Forks police officer

May. 31, 2020 12:57 PM EDT

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — A funeral for slain Grand Forks police officer Cody Holte will be held Tuesday in Ralph Engelstad Arena on the University of North Dakota campus. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to noon, with the service set to begin at 1 p.m. Both the visitation and funeral service will be...

Police in riot gear prepare to advance on protesters, Saturday, May 30, 2020, in Minneapolis. Protests continued following the death of George Floyd, who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Protests over police killings rage in dozens of US cities

May. 31, 2020 3:23 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Tense protests over the death of George Floyd and other police killings of black people grew Saturday from New York to Tulsa to Los Angeles, with police cars set ablaze and reports of injuries mounting on all sides as the country convulsed through another night of unrest after months of...

A group of people protesting the death of George Floyd yell at a line of police officers on a downtown street in Fargo, N.D., Saturday, May 30, 2020. The protest turned violent shortly after when police fired tear gas canisters in an attempt to disperse the crowd. Several people damaged buildings and vehicles and threw rocks and water bottles at officers. (AP Photo/Dave Kolpack)

Peaceful protest over Floyd's death turns ugly in Fargo

May. 31, 2020 1:02 AM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — What started out as a peaceful march through Fargo to protest the death of George Floyd turned ugly Saturday night when protesters damaged buildings and vehicles in the city's downtown after a two-hour, face-to-face showdown with police. The violence followed a day of speeches honoring...

North Dakota prison officials seek $2.5 million in virus aid

May. 30, 2020 1:15 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota corrections officials are seeking up to $2.5 million in federal COVID-19 aid to give temporary pay increases to employees who are required to be in close contact with prisoners and others during the pandemic. The state’s top budget writer said Friday that other...

Gov. Burgum further eases coronavirus business restrictions

May. 29, 2020 6:38 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum on Friday further eased business restrictions, saying the state continues to make significant progress in its effort to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Burgum amended an executive order that will allow businesses such as restaurants to operate at a...

This undated photo provided by the Grand Forks Police Department shows Cody Holte. The three-year veteran of the Grand Forks Police Department died at a hospital Wednesday, May 27, 2020, after coming to the aid of two deputies trying to serve eviction papers, police said. (Grand Forks Police Department via AP)

Man charged with 2 counts of murder in Grand Forks shooting

May. 29, 2020 3:53 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota man accused of fatally shooting a woman inside his home and initiating a firefight that killed a police officer was charged Friday with two counts of murder. Authorities said Salamah Pendleton used a semi-automatic rifle in the shooting in Grand Forks on Wednesday that...

This undated photo provided by the Grand Forks Police Department shows Cody Holte. The three-year veteran of the Grand Forks Police Department died at a hospital Wednesday, May 27, 2020, after coming to the aid of two deputies trying to serve eviction papers, police said. (Grand Forks Police Department via AP)

Man accused of killing North Dakota officer has long record

May. 28, 2020 7:13 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The first police officer to be killed in the line of duty for more than 50 years in one North Dakota city was shot multiple times by a man with a criminal history that includes interfering with police and harassing public officials, authorities said Thursday. Officer Cody Holte, a...