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Pronghorn lottery held

North Dakota’s pronghorn antelope lottery has been held. Individual results are available online at the state Game and Fish Department’s website, gf.nd.gov. A total of 1,790 licenses were available in 15 units, and 16,248 applications, including 689 gratis, were received. All licenses were ...

Mitigation grant funding available through FEMA

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Emergency Services recently was notified that FEMA has made available $660 million in federal funding through two Hazard Mitigation Assistance grant programs: Flood Mitigation Assistance and Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities. BRIC ...

Watford City High School awarded funds for physical health equipment

WATFORD CITY – The American Heart Association has awarded $880 to Watford City High for dodgeball equipment. Independence Elementary School in Fargo also received $3,500 for archery program support. The American Heart Association’s Kids Heart Challenge and American Heart Challenge ...

Devils Lake woman injured in one-vehicle rollover

DEVILS LAKE – A Devils Lake woman was injured in a one-vehicle rollover on U.S. Highway 2, 14 miles east of Devils Lake, on Monday. The North Dakota Highway Patrol said Shaina Bell, 24, was going east on the highway when she failed to maintain a single lane of travel and entered the ...

USDA moves up date for haying, grazing cover crops

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency agreed to move up the date for the haying and grazing of cover crops to Sept. 1 in 23 counties with a significant number of prevented plant acres. Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer announced the change on Monday. Hoeven is ...

Call of the Wild

Ryan Pederson, North Trail lead keeper at Minot’s Roosevelt Park Zoo, has a special knack for training the animals in that area of the zoo. Originally from Devils Lake, Pederson has been with the zoo for about five years. “We train a lot of the animals over there and that’s really just ...

ND COVID-19 numbers announced on Aug. 17

TECHNICAL ISSUES: NDDoH is experiencing a technical issue with the software that issues automatic COVID-19 test notifications. Some individuals have reported not being able to log in and get their results. NDIT is troubleshooting the issue and more information will be provided as it becomes ...

COVID-19 technology issue resolved

BISMARCK - The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) was notified today of a technical issue with the software program that issues COVID-19 test notifications electronically. In this case, individuals who had recently tested for COVID-19 reported not being able to log into the provided link ...

Minot Public Schools faces public concerns in planning re-opening

Concerned parents, students and staff presented a petition to the Minot School Board Tuesday, asking the district to amend its plan for restarting classes on Aug. 27. More than 170 signatures were on the petition, submitted by the group, Minot Safe School Reopen. “We all agree that it is ...

ND COVID-19 numbers announced on Aug. 16

COVID-19 Test Results Results listed are from the previous day. INDIVIDUALS WHO DIED WITH COVID-19 Woman in her 70s from Burleigh County with no underlying health conditions. Man in his 80s from Burleigh County with underlying health conditions. Man in his 40s from Sioux ...

Why Celebrate the Centennial of the 19th Amendment?

Editor’s note: August 26, 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, the Woman Suffrage Amendment. To commemorate this historic event, NDNA, in partnership with the North Dakota Woman Suffrage Centennial Committee, has prepared and made available a package of ...

ND COVID-19 numbers announced on Aug. 15

COVID-19 Test Results Results listed are from the previous day. COUNTIES WITH NEW POSITIVE CASES REPORTED TODAY Barnes County - 4 Benson County – 2 Burleigh County - 18 Cass County – 11 Emmons County - 4 Golden Valley County - 1 Grand Forks County ...

Suffrage Parades

By Lori Ann Lahlum On July 4, 1913, the Larimore Woman Suffrage Club sponsored a parade, said to be the first such event in the northwest, as part of the Independence Day celebration. According to The Evening Times of Grand Forks, 200 women and girls participated in the event that featured ...

The Minot Ladies’ Socialist Club and Suffrage Campaign

By Bethany Andreasen The Votes for Women League and Women’s Christian Temperance Union are noted for significant contributions to the suffrage movement in North Dakota. Additional organizations, however, such as the Minot Ladies’ Socialist Club, also played a role in this campaign. In ...

First Women to Serve in North Dakota Legislature

By Dr. Barbara Handy-Marchello In November 1922, North Dakota voters went to the polls to select legislators. Minot voters elected a 33-year-old “slip of a girl,” Nellie Dougherty to the House. In the district surrounding Esmond, voters chose Minnie Craig, a former teacher and active ...

ND Women’s Network helps women be politically engaged

By Kristie Wolff One hundred years after some women* achieved voting rights, some North Dakotans are still working for complete political equality. Since the 19th Amendment became part of the US Constitution, many incredible milestones have been realized for women in politics. Not only do ...

Was your grandmother a North Dakota suffragist?

During the summer of 1914, a large suffrage campaign was conducted across North Dakota. The Votes for Women League led the effort, working with organizations such as the Women’s Christian Temperance Union and Federation of Women’s Clubs. Volunteers and paid field workers traversed the ...

ND oil production remains below million barrels a day

North Dakota’s oil production numbers continue to stay below a million barrels of oil a day, according to the newest report. The North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources reported on Friday that the state produced 890,109 barrels of oil a day in June, the most recent figures available. ...

Ground Based Strategic Deterrence sites

Minot Air Force Base is among three existing missile bases for construction activities of the new Ground Based Strategic Deterrence. GBSD is a new weapon system to replace the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile. The Air Force announced the plans on Friday to begin military ...