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Man barricades himself in apartment, sets it on fire

FARGO — Fargo police have arrested a man they say barricaded himself in his apartment and started a fire. Authorities responded to a report of a disturbance early Wednesday and found the man yelling and threatening police and others. Sgt. Travis Moser said the man may have mental health ...

Dakota College receives APUC funds

BOTTINEAU – Dakota College at Bottineau was among recipients of grants awarded May 21 at the quarterly meeting of the North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission. The commission approved requests totaling $288,187. Dakota College was awarded $37,553 for an applied research ...

Program expands suicide prevention program into elementary schools

FARGO –The Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota Caring Foundation has partnered with Sources of Strength, a national evidenced-based suicide prevention program founded in Bismarck, to cover the expenses for a statewide elementary school coaches training program. Sources of Strength will ...

Burgum reaches in his own pockets to fund PAC, campaigns

BISMARCK (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 ...

One man killed, two injured in one vehicle rollover near Dunseith

DUNSEITH – A 26-year-old man was killed and two other men were injured in a one-vehicle rollover on Tuesday evening near Dunseith, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol. Donovan Counts Jr., a passenger in the vehicle, was killed. He was not wearing a seat belt. Ryan Fluhrer, 26, ...

North Dakota’s top health officer resigns

BISMARCK (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 ...

1 more death, 40 new cases of COVID-19 in North Dakota

BISMARCK (AP) — Health officials said Monday another person has died from the coronavirus in North Dakota and 40 additional people have tested positive for COVID-19. The latest victim was a woman in her 80s with underlying health conditions. She was from Cass County, as were 37 of the people ...

4 additional COVID-19 deaths reported in ND

BISMARCK (AP) — Four more people have died from COVID-19 in North Dakota, bringing the total number of deaths to 49, state health officials said Wednesday. The victims were in their 60s, 70s and 80s and all four were from Cass County and had underlying health conditions. The Department of ...

Man accused of running over, assaulting victim in Fargo

FARGO (AP) — A Fargo man is being held on a possible attempted murder charge for an assault in a mall parking lot. The 44-year-old suspect is accused of deliberately running over a man in the West Acres parking lot Tuesday and then getting out of his vehicle and assaulting him. KFGO reports ...

Agency: Legislative session at Capitol may be impossible

BISMARCK (AP) — The North Dakota Legislature’s research agency cautioned lawmakers Tuesday that it may be impossible to safely convene the legislative session in January at the state Capitol in Bismarck because of the coronavirus pandemic. But Republican majority leaders were holding out ...

Mountain lion sightings reported in Fargo

FARGO (AP) — Police said they received several calls about a mountain lion in Fargo. The calls about the sighting near Lemkey Park came in Sunday night. KFGO reports officers didn’t find the mountain lion but planned to put out surveillance equipment to see if they could confirm the ...

Foster parents in custody in connection with child’s death

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — The foster parents of a 5-year-old girl who died on the Spirit Lake Reservation are in custody in Grand Forks County. U.S. Attorney Drew Wrigley says 42-year-old Erich Longie and 45-year-old Tammy Longie have been arrested in the death of Raven Thompson and will be ...

Woman dies in vehicle rollover near Williston

WILLISTON – A 22-year-old Florida woman died in a one-vehicle rollover near Williston Saturday, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol. Isabelle Morejon of Orlando was a passenger in a Chevrolet Equinox driven by Alex Booth, 19, Williston, who was not injured. The vehicle was ...

North Dakota reports 52 new coronavirus cases, 1 death

BISMARCK (AP) — Cass County in eastern North Dakota remains the epicenter of the state's coronavirus outbreak. North Dakota officials on Sunday reported 41 new cases of COVID-19 in Cass County, bringing the county's total to 1,147. Grand Forks County is second in North Dakota with 317 ...

Medical marijuana dispensary to reopen in COVID-19 hot spot

FARGO (AP) — While a task force of state and local officials wrestles with high COVID-19 numbers in the Fargo area, one shuttered business in the city is set to reopen on Monday: a medical marijuana dispensary. The facility in North Dakota's largest city closed down in early April when its ...

District 4 Democrats announce endorsed candidates

NEW TOWN – The District 4 Democrat-NPL has endorsed Thomasina “Tommi” Mandan and Hunter Andes for the North Dakota House of Representatives and Lisa Finley-Deville for the North Dakota Senate. Mandan, of New Town, has a master’s degree in educational leadership and an education ...

ND goes over 50,000 in virus tests, 1,700 in cases

BISMARCK (AP) — North Dakota has gone over 50,000 in the number of tests for the coronavirus and topped 1,700 for the number of people confirmed to have the disease, health officials said Thursday. Officials said 67 people tested positive in the last day, including 57 in Cass County, the ...

Cass County records daily high number of 69 cases

BISMARCK (AP) — North Dakota’s most populous county has recorded a daily high number of positive tests for the coronavirus, state health officials said Wednesday. Testing from Tuesday showed 69 cases in of COVID-19 in Cass County, which includes Fargo. The county reported two deaths, both ...

North Dakota governor funds PAC targeting fellow Republican

BISMARCK (AP) — North Dakota Gov. Burgum is helping bankroll a political action campaign that so far has set its sights on defeating one of the state's most powerful legislators, a member of his own party. The move to campaign against House Appropriations Chairman Jeff Delzer in the June ...

ND reports 2 new COVID-19 deaths; total now 38

BISMARCK (AP) — North Dakota health officials reported two new deaths Tuesday from COVID-19, bringing the state’s death toll to 38. According to the North Dakota Department of Health, the latest deaths are a woman in her 100s and a woman in her 70s, both from Cass County and both with ...