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Man barricades himself in apartment, sets it on fire

May. 27, 2020 8:41 AM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Fargo police have arrested a man they say barricaded himself in his apartment and started a fire. Authorities responded to a report of a disturbance early Wednesday and found the man yelling and threatening police and others. Sgt. Travis Moser said the man may have mental health issues...

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum, right, speaks during a news conference in Bismarck, N.D., Saturday, April 18, 2020. In the back is sign language interpreter Lindsey Solberg Herbel. A drive-thru screening of 424 people was held Thursday, he said. All but 52 of those tests have been completed by the state lab.

North Dakota state offices to open a month after businesses

May. 26, 2020 5:03 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Most North Dakota state government offices are set to reopen to the public Monday in a limited capacity and a month after businesses in the state restarted with precautions amid the coronavirus outbreak. The state also will use $23.8 million of federal coronavirus aid to update state...

Boy killed in utility vehicle crash in Pembina County

May. 26, 2020 6:58 AM EDT

MOUNTAIN, N.D. (AP) — A 10-year-old boy has died in a utility terrain vehicle crash in northeastern North Dakota. The crash happened shortly before 4 p.m. Monday just south of Mountain in Pembina County, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol. The boy was driving the side-by-side UTV on a gravel...

Sparse crowd gathers at North Dakota Veterans Cemetery

May. 25, 2020 7:03 PM EDT

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — A sparse crowd compared with previous Memorial Days gathered at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery near Mandan on Monday. The North Dakota National Guard livestreamed the ceremony so a crowd wouldn’t gather as the state continues to battle the spread of the coronavirus. Many...

Unborn child dies in accidental shooting in North Dakota

May. 25, 2020 5:46 PM EDT

PORTLAND, N.D. (AP) — An unborn child has died in what investigators describe as an accidental shooting in Steele County of eastern North Dakota. Steele County Sheriff Wayne Beckman said in a statement that emergency responders were dispatched to a home near Portland around 8:45 p.m. Sunday on a call about...

1 more death, 40 new cases of COVID-19 in North Dakota

May. 25, 2020 12:42 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Health officials said Monday another person has died from the coronavirus in North Dakota and 40 additional people have tested positive for COVID-19. The latest victim was a woman in her 80s with underlying health conditions. She was from Cass County, as were 37 of the people who...

Minot make arrest in fatal hotel stabbing

May. 25, 2020 12:25 PM EDT

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Minot police say they are investigating a homicide that occurred at a hotel on the city's northwest side. Officers were called to the unnamed hotel shortly before 7 a.m. Monday and found a male victim suffering from multiple stab wounds. Community Ambulance transported the 43-year-old...

Chase through two counties ends in crash and fire

May. 25, 2020 11:44 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Bismarck woman is in custody after police say she led three law enforcement agencies on a chase through two counties. Officers stopped the woman's car about 5 p.m. Saturday in Bismarck because it was suspected of being involved in a hit-and-run crash earlier, according to...

Minot police say accidental shooting victim has died

May. 25, 2020 10:53 AM EDT

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Police say the victim of an accidental shooting in Minot has died of injuries suffered last week. Connie Elizabeth Rod, 37, died at Trinity Hospital after she was shot in northwest Minot last Thursday evening, Minot police said Monday. The initial report indicated a male accidentally...

Mark Jorgensen, Antler Cemetery Association, has been very active in the restoration of the historic Pioneer Cemetery situated on the north bank of Antler Creek, a short distance from the Canadian border. (Kim Fundingsland/Minot Daily News via AP)

North Dakota man restores historic Pioneer Cemetery

May. 25, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

ANTLER, N.D. (AP) — The location is a few yards from the Canadian border, on the north bank of Antler Creek. It was overgrown by bushes, trees and tall grasses. A crumpled wire fence and rusty gate loosely marked the perimeter. Years of neglect left the tombstones above the final resting place of early-day...