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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...

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...

Burgum reaches in his own pockets to fund PAC, campaigns

May. 28, 2020 3:54 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Former software executive and North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum has shelled out more than $1 million ahead of the state's primary election, with only a fraction of that sum for his own re-election bid, campaign disclosure reports show. The first-term Republican has given $875,000 to a...

North Dakota reports additional COVID-19 death, 42 new cases

May. 28, 2020 12:20 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Another person has died from COVID-19 in North Dakota, bringing the total number of deaths to 57, state health officials said Thursday. The state Health Department said the victim was a Cass County man in his 80s with underlying health conditions. The Department of Health said...

Man barricades himself in apartment, sets it on fire

May. 27, 2020 11:35 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...

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...

Man accused of running over, assaulting victim in Fargo

May. 20, 2020 7:03 AM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A Fargo man is being held on a possible attempted murder charge for an assault in a mall parking lot. The 44-year-old suspect is accused of deliberately running over a man in the West Acres parking lot Tuesday and then getting out of his vehicle and assaulting him. KFGO reports police...

Minnesota man dies in 2-vehicle crash on I-94 in Fargo

May. 19, 2020 7:54 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A 75-year-old Minnesota man was killed when his car collided with a semi-truck on Interstate 94 in Fargo on Tuesday afternoon, the North Dakota Highway Patrol said. Authorities said the man from Twin Valley, Minnesota, was westbound when he lost control of his Toyota and swerved,...

Mountain lion sightings reported in Fargo

May. 18, 2020 8:12 AM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Police said they received several calls about a mountain lion in Fargo. The calls about the sighting near Lemkey Park came in Sunday night. KFGO reports officers didn’t find the mountain lion but planned to put out surveillance equipment to see if they could confirm the sighting....