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Minnesota courts to require facemasks to reduce the spread of coronavirus

Tue, 07/07/2020 - 16:26
The move comes as court officials begin holding more in-person hearings.

North Dakota schools to get $419M from trust fund amid economic downturn, coronavirus

Tue, 07/07/2020 - 16:18
BISMARCK — North Dakota Superintendent Kristen Baelser announced Tuesday, July 7, that state K-12 public schools will receive $419.3 million for the next two years from an education trust fund, with the aim of softening any blows to state aid resulting from the coronavirus, low oil prices and overall economic downturns.

Riess pleads not guilty to 2018 murder of her husband

Tue, 07/07/2020 - 16:11
Lois Riess made her first appearance in a Minnesota Court Tuesday morning on charges that she murdered her husband in March 2018

The Daily Skate: A first look at highly touted freshman Jake Sanderson

Tue, 07/07/2020 - 15:41
On March 12, UND practiced in Ralph Engelstad Arena.

New pockets of illness as Minnesota mulls mask ordinance

Tue, 07/07/2020 - 15:32
Despite weak data, state epidemiologist "concerned" about price, bullish on need for remdesivir

Roseau City Council seeks statewide reopening of driver testing facilities

Tue, 07/07/2020 - 15:00
In the resolution, passed Monday, July 6, the Roseau City Council requested that the Minnesota Department of Vehicle Services immediately reopen all 93 drivers licensing exam locations across the state, including the Roseau station. The closest testing center under the DVS plan now is in Bemidji, more than 130 miles from Roseau.

McFeely: DAPL shutdown is about protecting the law, not partisan politics

Tue, 07/07/2020 - 14:53
Judge's ruling will expedite environmental study, make sure pipeline follows federal law

Otto Bremer Trust preparing for second phase of emergency grants, loans

Tue, 07/07/2020 - 14:46
ST. PAUL - The Otto Bremer Trust has announced the second phase of a $50 million emergency fund supporting organizations affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lawmakers to return Monday to St. Paul to take up unfinished work, divisions remain

Tue, 07/07/2020 - 14:25
Gov. Tim Walz said he would ask them to take up a bonding bill, police reforms and COVID-19 prevention efforts.

Law enforcement urges vigilance after sharp uptick in burglaries in Grand Forks County

Tue, 07/07/2020 - 14:15
Sheriff's deputies are investigating an increase in burglaries in rural residences and businesses in Grand Forks County.

Port: Disgraced Fargo PD officer will continue getting over $113,000 per year from pension

Tue, 07/07/2020 - 13:58
This is not a good look for the Fargo Police Department at a time when, both locally and nationally, law enforcement is under fire for being reluctant to hold their own accountable.

Brine, oil spilled in McKenzie County mostly recovered

Tue, 07/07/2020 - 13:28
Denver-based Zavanna, LLC reported the spill about seven miles north of Alexander occurred due to an overflow at the disposal well.

North Dakota reports 4 deaths, 52 new COVID-19 cases as Bismarck area hotspot grows

Tue, 07/07/2020 - 12:30
Sixteen of the new cases came from Burleigh County, which encompasses Bismarck. The county has the most known active cases in the state at 124 and has been growing as a hotspot for the illness over the last several weeks.

North Dakota reports 4 deaths, 52 new active COVID-19 cases

Tue, 07/07/2020 - 12:30
BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Health on Tuesday, July 7, announced the death of four more North Dakotans from COVID-19 and another 52 new cases.

Trophy Room: Nancy Black of Grand Forks releases 40-inch pike on Sixth Crow Wing Lake

Tue, 07/07/2020 - 12:12
Do you have a fishing photo you’d like to share with Herald readers? Send jpeg photos to Brad Dokken at Please include the person’s name, town of residence and whether the fish was kept or released.

Tuesday night thunderstorms could bring flash flooding

Tue, 07/07/2020 - 11:58
The National Weather Service has warned that flash flooding could occur in the Red River Valley Tuesday night due to potential torrential rainfall. Residents are advised to have a way to receive warnings and to be ready to move to higher ground if a warning is issued.

Minnesota borrowed $11.2B in emergency loans through pandemic relief program

Tue, 07/07/2020 - 11:55
ST. PAUL — Minnesota employers affected by the coronavirus pandemic sought roughly $11.2 billion in federal emergency loans to stay afloat, according to figures released Monday, July 6, by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

North Dakota Outdoors/ Doug Leier: 'Slot limits' are perhaps the most misunderstood of fish size restrictions

Tue, 07/07/2020 - 11:39
The discussion on fish management from state to state, and even from lake to lake, is as diverse and dynamic as the technology employed by anglers.

‘He’s earned those hours’: Grand Forks to pay out former liaison Haga’s vacation hours

Tue, 07/07/2020 - 11:32
A vote to pay out a recently fired city employee’s vacation time also briefly became a professional eulogy for the man.

Trump protester at Mount Rushmore charged with felony released from jail

Tue, 07/07/2020 - 11:27
RAPID CITY, S.D. — A leader of a Rapid City-based indigenous rights advocacy organization who was arrested during a protest near Mount Rushmore on Friday, July 3, has been released from jail after posting bail, according to court documents.


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