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Elderly stay in and virus stays out

For the elderly, those said to be the most vulnerable targets for COVID-19, these days of coronavirus concerns can be especially difficult. There are no personal visits from family members. No grandkids to hug. No trips to the grocery store. “It makes a person feel very abandoned, like the ...

ND COVID-19 positive test results as of April 2 at midnight

Note: - April 3 and forward – by 11 a.m. results from the previous day will be posted. POSITIVE TEST RESULTS Woman in her 50s from Cass County, under investigation Woman in her 20s from Cass County, community spread Women in her 60s from Grand Forks County, possible ...

Trinity Health issues call for 3D masks and face shields

Trinity Health in Minot is reaching out to anyone with a 3D printer to shore up supplies of medical face masks and face shields. Medical facilities across the country are scrambling to prevent looming shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) amid the COVID-19 pandemic. One solution ...

Blue Cross to waive costs of coronavirus

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota, the largest insurance provider in the state, has agreed to waive costs of inpatient and outpatient treatment, including insurance co-pays, through May 31 for people who are infected with the new coronavirus, Gov. Doug Burgum announced at this daily ...

Minot Park District to open Souris Valley Golf Course soon

Souris Valley Golf Course will be opening soon under new procedures designed to avoid coronavirus spread. The Minot Park Board met Wednesday to discuss park operations in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Parks Director Ron Merritt said the snow this week will delay the planned opening of ...

Scott Wermager charged again with domestic violence

Scott Robert Wermager, 25, Minot, is accused of physically assaulting a woman on Tuesday and also of beating her on March 26. He is charged with Class A misdemeanor domestic violence resulting in bodily injury, his third offense. According to the probable cause affidavit filed with the court, ...

Charles Abendschein sentenced to time served, probation for delivery of meth

Charles Suter Abendschein, 60, was sentenced on Wednesday In district court in Minot to three years in prison, all suspended but the 15 days he already served, and three years of supervised probation for Class B felony delivery of methamphetamine in July 2018. Court records show that North ...

HUD Coronavirus Recovery Grants in ND

BISMARCK – North Dakota and the state’s tribes will receive more than $11.2 million in the first allocation of funding to combat the COVID-19 outbreak. U.S. Sen. John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer announced Thursday the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded grants in North ...

NDSU Extension postpones face-to-face work through May 15

North Dakota State University Extension is postponing, canceling or offering in an alternative format all face-to-face contacts through May 15. “Earlier we had announced that this postponement of activities would be through April 5,” said Greg Lardy, vice president of Agricultural Affairs ...

NDSU Extension to continue ag economics webinars

North Dakota State University Extension will be hosting a series of agricultural economics webinars in response to COVID-19, said Frayne Olson, NDSU Extension crops economist. The webinar series began on March 27 at 12:30 p.m. Central time. The series will continue every Friday at 12:30 p.m. ...

Tank leak causes brine release near Keene

KEENE – The release of 250 barrels of brine at a well near Keene on Wednesday was caused by a tank leak. The North Dakota Oil and Gas Division was notified the same day of the release at the CMNU D-407X well, about 10 miles north of Keene. Petro-Hunt, L.L.C. reported the product was ...

Oil and gas lease auction brings in over $37,000

BILLINGS, Mont. – The Bureau of Land Management Montana/Dakotas raised $37,462 in its quarterly oil and gas lease sale held online March 24. Nearly 50 percent of the revenue from the sale will go to the states where the oil and gas activity occurs – in this case Montana and North Dakota ...

Sons of Serendip concert postponed

The Sons of Serendip concert that was scheduled for April 26 has been postponed until the fall. The concert is part of the International Artist Series in Minot.

North Dakotans begin responding to census

Nearly 40% of Minot residents had been counted when Census Day arrived on April 1. The census continues into the summer as Americans are asked about the number of people living in their homes on April 1. The U.S. Census Bureau reported 39.6% of Minot residents, 39% of North Dakotans and 38.4% ...

ND COVID-19 postive test results as of April 1 from 3 p.m.-midnight

PLEASE NOTE: · Beginning April 2, the North Dakota Department of Health will be reporting out numbers by news release, website and social media once a day by 11 a.m. The numbers released each day will be the numbers for the previous day. As the numbers increase, this allows the ...

Municipal Court changes

Minot’s Municipal Court will not be held this month. In March the court suspended appearances before Judge Ashley Beall on a temporary basis due to the COVID-19 pandemic. That suspension will continue. There will be no Municipal Court appearances in April. “We’re getting everybody ...