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ND COVID-19 numbers announced on June 24

42 Positive COVID-19 Test Results Results listed are from the previous day. COUNTIES WITH NEW POSITIVE CASES REPORTED TODAY Burleigh County - 12 Cass County – 18 Grand Forks - 1 McKenzie County – 1 Morton County – 2 Pembina County – 2 Ramsey County ...

Todd Solberg, Minot, charged with strangling woman

Todd William Solberg, 38, Minot, is accused of punching a woman in the head and strangling her two or three times for up to eight seconds each time during a domestic altercation on Monday evening. Solberg is charged in district court in Minot with Class C felony domestic violence causing ...

Minot police say 12-year-old boy stabbed 17-year-old boy

According to Minot police, a 12-year-old boy stabbed a 17-year-old boy during an altercation at Toad’s Ride and Shine on Monday at 1:06 p.m. The 17-year-old was taken to Trinity Hospital for treatment of the small wound that was not life-threatening, according to police. The 12-year-old boy ...

Chad Diehl charged with felony domestic violence

Chad Russell Diehl, 38, Minot, is charged in district court in Minot with Class C felony domestic violence causing serious bodily injury. According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the court, Diehl and the alleged victim – described in the affidavit as his “household partner” ...

Dakota Cruisers to honor frontline workers tonight

Frontline workers who worked through the pandemic will be honored tonight when the Dakota Cruisers Car Club holds its weekly cruise on Broadway in Minot. Vehicles will line up at 6 p.m. in the Kmart parking lot and begin to cruise at 6:30 p.m. The past weeks of the Dakota Cruisers cruises ...

State Parks reopens services

The North Dakota Parks & Recreation Department, under the ND Smart Restart guidelines, announces continued reopening of department services, including group campsites, shelters and rental facilities throughout the state park system. “The department has been working with our local and ...

Later hours set for Minot COVID-19 mass testing

Free COVID-19 testing is planned for Friday from 2 to 7 p.m. at the North Dakota State Fairgrounds in Minot. Enter from Fourth Avenue Northeast by the All Seasons Arena. Any member of the public can be tested during this drive-through event. Anyone 12 or older can be tested, even if ...

BCBSND partners with state on test reporting

BISMARCK – Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota has partnered with the North Dakota Department of Health to provide call center services to aid in the state’s test results reporting. So far, BCBSND Customer Service employees, along with other employee volunteers, have notified more than ...

Renville County to hire school resource officer

MOHALL – The Renville County Sheriff’s Office is looking to hire the county’s first school resource officer with the assistance of a federal grant. The department will receive $205,446 from the U.S. Department of Justice through the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Hiring ...

City of Minot ends request to limit water use

The City of Minot has ended its request that residents voluntarily limit water usage after the carbon dioxide (CO2) supply was restocked at the Water Treatment Plant. A shipment of CO2 arrived at the treatment facility Monday night, and the supply schedule is returning to normal, according ...

City’s June aerial mosquito spraying mission canceled

The City of Minot has canceled plans to conduct aerial spraying for mosquito control this week. City of Minot Street Superintendent Kevin Braaten said the spraying process is normally done in partnership with the First District Health Unit and the North Dakota Department of Health. FDHU sets ...

FirstCare Resumes Walk-In Service

Trinity Health’s FirstCare Walk-In Clinic has resumed walk-in service, returning to its no-appointments model of service, according to information provided by Trinity. The walk-in clinic temporarily adopted an appointments-only policy in accordance with public health guidelines to prevent ...

ND Respite Coalition for family caregivers meets Thursday

BISMARCK – A coalition that supports respite care and related support services for unpaid family caregivers in North Dakota is meeting by video conference and teleconference on June 25. The meeting begins at 9 a.m. The public is welcome. The agenda includes discussion on the impact ...

Carrington Ag Field Day to be virtual

CARRINGTON – This year’s North Dakota State University Carrington Research Extension Center (CREC) organic/sustainable field day will be a virtual event only due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Producers and others will be able see the center researchers’ work by watching short prerecorded ...

Business Accelerator Fund marks first-year achievements

Several local businesses have made start-up or expansion plans with the help of a revolving loan fund that’s just completed its first year of operation. The Business Accelerator Fund, managed by Souris Basin Planning Council and funded through Minot’s MAGIC Fund, has given a boost to ...

Devils Lake to host virtual fishing contest Saturday

DEVILS LAKE – One of the best known fisheries in North Dakota is Devils Lake. Walleye, perch, northern pike and white bass provide anglers with countless hours of quality fishing every year. The lake is also home to numerous fishing tournaments every summer. This year, though, coronavirus ...