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Response to virus

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NEW TOWN – The COVID-19 Task Force of the Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara Nation – Three Affiliated Tribes – is leading the efforts on the Fort Berthold Reservation to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. “Chairman (Mark Fox) called for the group to be formed in February,” said Lisa Lone Fight, ...

ND receives transportation funds for COVID-19 relief

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BISMARCK – The Federal Transit Administration under the U.S. Department of Transportation awarded funding in North Dakota for Coronavirus (COVID-19) response and relief efforts, U.S. Sens. Kevin Cramer and John Hoeven announced Friday. Federal funding apportioned through the Coronavirus ...

Banks defer Rebuilders loans for six months

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Minot-area residents who hold Rebuilders Loans from the 2011 flood will be able to defer payments for six months. The Bank of North Dakota and local financial institutions recently announced the deferral option, made available due to the economic difficulties associated with the coronavirus ...

Library in the ‘New Normal’

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What happens when a public library can’t open its doors to the public? That’s a question the Minot Public Library faced on March 15 when administration made the very difficult decision to close. As a public library, MPL has hundreds of people coming through their doors each day to ...

Fargo legislator files for state treasurer

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FARGO – State Rep. Thomas Beadle, R-Fargo, has filed his paperwork in the state treasurer’s race with the Secretary of State’s office for the June 9 primary. In a release, he stated he submitted nearly 700 signatures. State law requires candidates to submit at least 300 signatures from ...

NWNDCF Relief Fund grants more awards

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WILLISTON – The Northwest North Dakota Community Foundation has awarded $16,000 from the newly established Relief Fund to organizations responding to immediate needs in Williams, Divide, McKenzie, and Mountrail counties as a result of COVID-19 and energy industry pressures. This grant ...

Paddlefish season canceled

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The North Dakota Game and Fish Department is canceling the upcoming paddlefish snagging harvest season due to the coronavirus pandemic. The season was scheduled to begin May 1. The 2020-22 fishing proclamation has been amended accordingly. The change does allow for the possibility of a ...

Elderly stay in and virus stays out

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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, ...

HUD Coronavirus Recovery Grants in ND

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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

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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 ...