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Mayor of North Dakota's largest city backing blues festival

Aug. 5, 2020 4:20 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The mayor of the city that was once the hot spot for the coronavirus in North Dakota is supporting an annual outdoor music festival set to go on as planned this weekend. The 25th Fargo Blues Festival is scheduled Friday and Saturday at Newman Outdoor Field, where officials have had...

Newly confirmed COVID cases continue drop in North Dakota

Aug. 2, 2020 12:24 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s daily count of newly confirmed COVID-19 cases continues dropping after reaching a record high, health officials said Sunday. The North Dakota Department of Health reports 58 new infections Sunday, bringing the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the state...

Suspected drunken driver lands inside Grand Forks apartment

Jul. 27, 2020 9:07 AM EDT

GRAND FORK, N.D. (AP) — A suspected drunken driver crashed into a Grand Forks apartment building, punching a hole in the wall of a first-floor apartment bedroom and landing in the kitchen. The tenants fortunately were not home at the time of the crash Saturday about 9:30 p.m. Officials say the 2005 Kia...

Grand Forks man arrested after 5-hour-long SWAT standoff

Jul. 22, 2020 8:12 AM EDT

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Two people have been arrested following a 5-hour-long standoff with police in Grand Forks. The incident began about 9 p.m. Tuesday when a man wanted for questioning in a possible kidnapping ran from police, authorities said. The 33-year-old Grand Forks man was tracked to a house...

North Dakota reports 1st COVID death in Williams County

Jul. 20, 2020 4:28 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota health officials said Monday another person has died of complications related to the coronavirus and 107 additional people have tested positive. According to the state Department of Health,, a woman in her 70s from Williams County with underlying health conditions died...

Air travel at commercial airports slowly picking up in ND

Jul. 20, 2020 11:54 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Air travel at North Dakota's eight commercial airports continued to slowly pickup in June after dropping to a historic low in the spring because of the coronavirus pandemic. In April, the state's airports had about 5,000 passengers, or 5% of normal traffic for their lowest monthly...

Teen shot and wounded in Grand Forks, apparently accidental

Jul. 20, 2020 8:32 AM EDT

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Grand Forks police are investigating a shooting that injured a 16-year-old boy. Officers in East Grand Forks, Minnesota stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation early Sunday and discovered the teen in the vehicle had a gunshot wound to his shoulder, according to authorities. ...

North Dakota reports 2 more COVID-19 deaths

Jul. 19, 2020 12:50 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota health officials are reporting two new COVID-19 deaths, raising the state’s death toll from the coronavirus to 92. The latest confirmed deaths are a man in his 30s from Benson County and a man in his 80s from Burleigh County. According to the North Dakota...

Tama Reisenauer, left, Julie Paul and Jerry Traub sit at a table at O'Brian's Sports Tavern in Bismarck, N.D., on June 19, 2020.

Bargoers weigh risks as they venture out post-shutdown

Jul. 13, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A visitor to many bars in the Bismarck area might go a few hours without giving the coronavirus pandemic a second thought. Some venues are packed end to end, with friends gathered around blackjack tables, and people lined against the bar trying to attract the attention of wait staff....

North Dakota confirms 80th death since start of pandemic

Jul. 1, 2020 3:52 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — BISMARCK, N.D. — The coronavirus death toll in North Dakota reached 80 on Wednesday with the death of a Stark County man in his 90s who had underlying health conditions, state health officials said. Health officials also confirmed 39 new virus cases, including 15 in Cass...