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North Dakota COVID-19 antibody testing awaits plan

Nov. 28, 2020 5:40 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota has tens of thousands of COVID-19 antibody tests that still await a plan for their use, months after the state acquired them. The state acquired 178,000 COVID-19 antibody tests last spring using $3.68 million from the federal CARES Act coronavirus aid, the Bismarck...

Allen scores 22, leads 2nd-half surge in Nebraska victory

Nov. 28, 2020 2:23 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Teddy Allen scored 17 of his 22 points in the second half when Nebraska pulled away for a 79-57 victory over North Dakota State on Saturday. Allen, a junior JC transfer who began his career at West Virginia, was 9-of-17 shooting with five steals for 13 total in three games. Trey...

North Dakota reports record camping numbers amid pandemic

Nov. 28, 2020 10:50 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s 13 state parks have hit record camping numbers during the coronavirus pandemic. The state’s Parks and Recreation Department reported a 35% increase in campsite nights from May 1-Oct. 31 compared to the same period in 2019. Camping boomed exponentially in...

Pandemic forces missionaries to do their work at home

Nov. 28, 2020 1:01 AM EST

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — Missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints typically serve across the globe, but COVID -19 has thrown up obstacles and forced relocations of missionaries. Since the pandemic began, missionaries who were serving in different countries were forced to return to...

Some cities decline on coronavirus-related wastewater study

Nov. 28, 2020 1:01 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — State officials have expanded a coronavirus-related wastewater study, but several cities have declined to participate, with Tioga citing concerns that testing could become too intrusive. North Dakota’s Emergency Commission and the Legislature’s Budget Section last month...

North Dakota tops 900 deaths since start of pandemic

Nov. 27, 2020 12:19 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota has surpassed 900 deaths due to complications from COVID-19, with more than 200 of the fatalities coming in just the past two weeks, according to figures released Friday by the state Department of Health. Officials confirmed five new deaths in the last day, bringing the...

Man sentenced to federal prison for oxycodone possession

Nov. 27, 2020 8:41 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Detroit man arrested last year when Bismarck police said they found more than 2,700 oxycodone pills in his possession has been sentenced to six years in federal prison. The Bismarck Tribune reports 30-year-old Deangelo Orlando was charged with drug possession and conspiracy when the...

After downward tick in virus, Burgum says stay vigilant

Nov. 26, 2020 12:37 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum implored the state to remain vigilant in preventing infections on the Thanksgiving holiday as the state reported a downward tick in coronavirus cases. The Republican governor acknowledged in a Thanksgiving statement that the state still has a long way to...

In this photo provided by Farm Rescue, volunteers plant crops on Paul Ivesdal's farm June 3, 2020 in Edmore, N.D. The wet spring offered only a tiny window for planting, so when Ivesdal fell ill to a coronavirus infection he knew the timing couldn't be worse. Thanks to Farm Rescue, Ivesdal got his crop in even as he was rushed to a hospital and spend eight days on a ventilator. The nonprofit organization's help meant that although Ivesdal spent a summer in rehabilitation to recover his walking ability and even now tires more easily, he'll be able to keep farming. (Dan Erdmann/Farm Rescue via AP)

Farm Rescue shifts to help farmers sickened by coronavirus

Nov. 26, 2020 11:30 AM EST

The wet spring offered only a tiny window for planting, so when North Dakota farmer Paul Ivesdal fell ill with the coronavirus he knew the timing couldn't be worse. The 63-year-old man knew if he didn't recover quickly and plant his crop of wheat, barley, canola and flax, it could mean an end to his decades of...

Grant carries Miami (Ohio) over North Dakota 81-67

Nov. 25, 2020 8:05 PM EST

Dae Dae Grant had a career-high 21 points and Miami (Ohio) defeated North Dakota 81-67 in the season-opener on Wednesday. James Beck added 14 points and 10 rebounds for his first double-double in a RedHawks uniform. Mekhi Lairyalso 14 points.. Caleb Nero had 16 points for the Fighting Hawks. Filip Rebraca added...