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70 new COVID-19 cases detected

May 2, 2021

According to the state health department’s coronavirus dashboard, 70 new individuals from 17 counties have tested positive for COVID-19 in North Dakota, bringing the new statewide positive total to 107,708.

 

These results were from a pool of 1,739 tests for a daily positive rate of 4.93 percent.

 

51 of those positives were PCR tests, and 19 were antigen tests.

 

The cases broken down by county are:

 

 

 

168 new coronavirus cases; 2 deaths confirmed

May 1, 2021

The state health department has confirmed two more deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the statewide death toll to 1,494.

 

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, 168 new individuals from 24 counties have tested positive for COVID-19 in North Dakota, bringing the new statewide positive total to 107,639.

 

175 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed; 1 more death recorded

Apr 30, 2021

The state health department has confirmed one more death related to COVID-19, bringing the statewide death toll to 1,492.

 

The patient was a woman in her 70s from Cass County.

 

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. 

 

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The Board of Higher Education says a proposed Career Academy, which is to be built in Fargo by the State College of Science in Wahpeton, has not yet received Board approval.

NDSCS has partnered with the college’s foundation on the project. NDSCS President John Richman told the Board the Foundation would own the facility. He said plans have been drawn, land was purchased, and a virtual groundbreaking had been scheduled in May.

But Board member Kathy Neset said the Board only approved fundraising for the project, and that was back in 2017.

Legislative Review 4-30-21: Senator Kathy Hogan

Apr 30, 2021

Sen. Kathy Hogan (D-Fargo) discusses the merger of the Health Department with the Department of Human Services, as well as Human Service Zones, the bonding bill and other topics.

Watch the full conversation on our YouTube channel.

5 deaths confirmed; 146 new COVID-19 cases found

Apr 29, 2021

The state health department has confirmed five more deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the statewide death toll to 1,491.

 

The patients were all men; one in his 80s from Burleigh County, one in his 50s and another in his 90s from Morton County; one in his 60s from Sargent County; and one in his 50s from Sioux County.

 

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. 

 

ND Census Director: 'Surprised' at the count

Apr 29, 2021

North Dakota’s Census director Kevin Iverson was surprised by the count.

It shows North Dakota's population at 779,704 people -- 16 percent higher than the 2010 Census.

"We came in about 10,000 more than I was expecting," Iverson said. "Sometimes, it's nice to be wrong."

Iverson said it was a challenging year for the Census count, dealing with COVID-19. He said with the pandemic so top of mind, it was tough getting the message out about people filling out their Census forms.

No money for Jamestown amusement park

Apr 29, 2021

The Legislature has approved the budget bill for the state Commerce Department, after lawmakers rejected a proposal for a one-time $5 million grant for a proposed amusement park in Jamestown.

The $5 million would have to be matched, and the developer could then approach the state Investment Board for further money, through loans or grants. It would be built on state owned land near the National Buffalo Museum.

Second veto overridden

Apr 29, 2021

The Legislature has overridden Governor Burgum’s veto of a measure that changes how the state deals with unexpected federal funds.

Under current procedure, the Emergency Commission – made up of the Governor, the Secretary of State, the majority floor leaders of the House and Senate, and the two appropriations committee chairs – makes decisions on how the money is spent. And the Legislature’s Budget Section --- made up of all the members of the two appropriations committees – can either say “yes” or “no” to the Commission’s decisions.

State confirms another 154 new COVID-19 cases

Apr 28, 2021

According to the state health department’s coronavirus dashboard, 154 new individuals from 29 counties have tested positive for COVID-19 in North Dakota, bringing the new statewide positive total to 107,154.

 

These results were from a pool of 7,016 tests for a daily positive rate of 3.06 percent.

 

82 of those positives were PCR tests, and 72 were antigen tests.

 

The cases broken down by county are:

 

 

 

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