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Hundreds of people march on the streets of Fargo, N.D., Saturday, May 30, 2020, to protest the death of George Floyd, a black man who was killed in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25.  (AP Photo/Dave Kolpack)

Fargo protesters march for hours over death of George Floyd

May. 30, 2020 5:47 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Hundreds of people took to the streets of Fargo on Saturday to protest the death of George Floyd, marching for hours from a downtown park through the southwest part of the city and into West Fargo. The group chanted and carried signs that said “No Racism, No Riots” and...

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...

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...

Officer, woman shot and killed in Grand Forks incident

May. 27, 2020 11:25 PM EDT

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — A Grand Forks police officer died and a woman was shot dead as law officers attempted to serve eviction papers on a man in the North Dakota city. Police said gunfire broke out Wednesday afternoon as two Grand Forks County sheriff's deputies and two city police officers tried to...

North Dakota's top health officer resigns; job split into 2

May. 27, 2020 6:35 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s top health officer has resigned and the job is being split into two positions, Gov. Doug Burgum announced Wednesday. Mylynn Tufte, who was appointed by Burgum in 2017, resigned Wednesday, citing a desire to return to the private sector in her resignation letter,...

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...