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ND Health Dept confirms just seven new cases of COVID-19

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According to the state health department’s coronavirus dashboard, seven new individuals from five counties have tested positive for COVID-19 in North Dakota, bringing the new statewide positive total to 110,432.

 

These results were from a pool of 764 tests for a daily positive rate of 1.21 percent.

 

Five of those positives were PCR tests, and two were antigen tests.

 

The cases broken down by county are:

 

 

 

State finds 40 new COVID-19 cases

Jun 12, 2021

According to the state health department’s coronavirus dashboard, 40 new individuals from 13 counties have tested positive for COVID-19 in North Dakota, bringing the new statewide positive total to 110,426.

 

These results were from a pool of 1,934 tests for a daily positive rate of 2.68 percent.

 

26 of those positives were PCR tests, and 14 were antigen tests.

 

The cases broken down by county are:

 

 

 

North Dakota's UAS future is now

Jun 11, 2021

Over the past decade a lot of talk and effort has been put into development of an Unmanned Aerial Systems industry in North Dakota. As Prairie Public’s Todd McDonald tells us, those efforts are paying off…

ND Health Dept: three deaths, 35 new COVID-19 cases

Jun 11, 2021

The state health department has confirmed three more deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the statewide death toll to 1,520.

 

Deaths are reported to the state health department by facilities or by official death record, and can take up to ten days to be confirmed. 

 

According to the state health department’s coronavirus dashboard, 35 new individuals from 10 counties have tested positive for COVID-19 in North Dakota, bringing the new statewide positive total to 110,386.

 

Two Mandan men face drug and weapons charges

Jun 11, 2021

Two Mandan men are facing drug and weapons charges after a search of a Mandan residence.

Members of the Metro Area Narcotics Task Force carried out the search warrant. The Task Force found 5 pounds of meth, approximately 300 Fentanyl/Oxycodone pills, marijuana, other pills, powders and mushrooms, and drug paraphernalia.

The officers also found over 30 weapons, including “AK-47” style rifles, as well as materials consistent with the manufacture of explosive devices.

Courtesy EERC

The state Industrial Commission has approved $10 million to fund two legislatively-directed research projects that could lead to more “value added” energy development.

The Energy and Environmental Research Center will conduct the research.

"That's really fortuitous, as the nation looks at decarbonizing," said EERC director Charles Gorecki. IN an interview, Gorecki said creating a "hydrogen economy" is the goal.

53 new COVID-19 cases found in ND

Jun 10, 2021

According to the state health department’s coronavirus dashboard, 53 new individuals from 14 counties have tested positive for COVID-19 in North Dakota, bringing the new statewide positive total to 110,351.

 

These results were from a pool of 2,657 tests for a daily positive rate of 2.7 percent.

 

35 of those positives were PCR tests, and 18 were antigen tests.

 

The cases broken down by county are:

 

 

 

53 new COVID-19 cases found in ND

Jun 10, 2021

According to the state health department’s coronavirus dashboard, 53 new individuals from 14 counties have tested positive for COVID-19 in North Dakota, bringing the new statewide positive total to 110,351.

 

These results were from a pool of 2,657 tests for a daily positive rate of 2.7 percent.

 

35 of those positives were PCR tests, and 18 were antigen tests.

 

The cases broken down by county are:

 

 

 

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The North Dakota Public Service Commission has denied a request by a north central North Dakota wind farm to delay replacement of the lights on top of the turbine towers.

The old red blinking beacons have to be replaced on existing wind farm facilities by the end of the year.

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Fifteen area fire departments, police departments, ambulance services and other first response teams participated in a disaster simulation at the Hector International Airport in Fargo this morning.

Airport Fire Chief David Bush says dozens of volunteers were on hand to play the parts of victims of an airplane crash. He says they are asked to “really be pains in the butt” to make the scene as chaotic – and realistic – as possible.

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A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by 117 employees at Houston Methodist Hospital who were suing the hospital system over its COVID-19 vaccine requirement.

In a five-page ruling issued Saturday, U.S. District Judge Lynn Hughes upheld the hospital's vaccination policy, saying the requirement broke no federal law.

Benjamin Netanyahu was Israel's longest-serving prime minister, in office uninterrupted for 12 years before parliament ousted him on Sunday.

NPR's Daniel Estrin has covered Netanyahu's prime ministership, traveled with him and chronicled how Israel changed under his leadership. From Jerusalem, he spoke with All Things Considered co-host Ari Shapiro ahead of the vote that removed Netanyahu from office. Here are excerpts from that conversation.

For the first time in more than a decade, Israel is poised to welcome a new prime minister. Naftali Bennett was on the verge of being sworn in on Sunday after a new coalition unseated longtime Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu.

The newly elected prime minister was appointed by the Knesset, Israel's parliament, in a 60-59 vote, with one minister abstaining.

People recovering from a stroke will soon have access to a device that can help restore a disabled hand.

The Food And Drug Administration has authorized a device called IpsiHand, which uses signals from the uninjured side of a patient's brain to help rewire circuits controlling the hand, wrist and arm.

Poor people and people of color use much more electricity per square foot in their homes than whites and more affluent people, according to new research. That means households that can least afford it end up spending more on utilities.

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The Politics of Crisis ~ News Debrief ~ Movie Review: Cruella

Friday, June 11, 2021 - UND philosophy professor Jack Russell Weinstein is the host of Why? “Philosophical Discussions About Everyday Life,” which airs this Sunday at 5pm. He joins us with a preview of this month’s conversation when he visits with Prof. Olufemi Taiwo of Georgetown University in an episode titled “The Politics of Crisis: How Police Reform, Covid-19, and Climate Change are all Related.” ~~~ Dave Thompson joins us for our weekly discussion about topics in the news. ~~~ Matt Olien reviews “Cruella.”

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