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Mandan police arrest suspect in death at mobile home court

Jun. 1, 2020 7:39 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Mandan police arrested a 47-year-old man Monday in a homicide at a mobile home park. Police were called around 3:30 a.m. Monday about a man lying on a sidewalk at the mobile home court. Authorities said the 53-year-old victim had multiple wounds apparently caused by a knife or...

North Dakota APUC awards $288,000 for 8 projects

Jun. 1, 2020 6:58 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s Agricultural Products Utilization Commission is funding eight projects this quarter, the state Department of Agriculture announced. The group better known as APUC funds developers of North Dakota farm-related products. The money typically is used for research,...

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...

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...

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'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,...

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...

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...

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum leads a round of applause after recognizing sign language interpreter Lindsey Solberg Herbel during a recent COVID-19 briefing at the state Capitol in Bismarck, N.D. (Tom Stromme/The Bismarck Tribune via AP)

Interpreters launch videos to teach sign language basics

May. 23, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The interpreters who stand adjacent to Gov. Doug Burgum at his coronavirus press briefings are launching a series of videos to teach people the basics of American Sign Language. The first video, posted May 18 to the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction’s Facebook page,...

Student member named to North Dakota Higher Education Board

May. 22, 2020 3:12 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota State University student has been appointed to the state Board of Higher Education. Erica Solberg graduated from Bismarck Century High School in 2018 and anticipates graduating from NDSU in spring 2021 with majors in political science and journalism. She has served as a...