Coronavirus | Prairie Public Broadcasting

Coronavirus

More resources: 

Find our Coronavirus live blog here, updated with news and announcements around the state.

Find our upcoming interactive radio town halls, presentented by Main Street.

Gov. Doug Burgum has signed an executive order extending the renewal date for driver’s licenses and vehicle registrations that expire on or after March 1 until August 31.

In March, Burgum signed the original order for licenses and registrations because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

"This executive order simply adds an end date, compared to what we had before, which was open-ended," Burgum said. "That means on September 1, all North Dakota driver's license and motor vehicle registrations will need to be up to date."

North Dakota’s Budget Director said the state is still projected to end the current two year period with money in the bank.

Joe Morrissette told the Legislature’s interim Government Finance Committee, earlier projections had the bank balance at around $200 million on June 30, 2021 – the end of the biennium. But Morrissette said the numbers reported in May were not looking good.

"For the month of May, we saw sales tax that was short of the original Legislative forecast by 35%, or $27 million," Morrissette said. "That's the worst month that we've seen."

ND COVID-19: 78th death, 7 new cases

Jun 23, 2020

A woman in her 40s from Cass County has passed away with COVID-19, bringing the statewide death toll to 78. She had underlying health conditions.

Additionally, seven new individuals tested positive for the novel coronavirus in North Dakota. The positive results were from a pool of 327 tests for a positive rate of 2.1 percent.

Three of the new positives were from Cass County. Cavalier, Foster, Renville and Ward Counties each had one new case.

A total of 158,526 tests have been completed, with 97,553 being done on unique individuals.

It’s been two years since North Dakota has been collecting sales taxes from Internet retailers.

That was made possible in the "Wayfair v. South Dakota" court case, which overturned the earlier "Quill v. North Dakota" decision.

"We've collected almost $60 million in state and local taxes from that decision in just two short years," North Dakota Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger said.

ND COVID-19: 25 new infections

Jun 22, 2020

25 new individuals have also tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The results are from a pool of  2,227 tests for a daily positive rate of 1.1 percent.

 

The cases broken down by county are:

 

Minot State to modify its tuition model

Jun 22, 2020

Minot State University is making some changes in its tuition model.

It’ll be before the Board of Higher Education later this month.

"When the current model we've been using was first put in,  It was designed to associate on-line and distance education expenses with the revenues, and put them into a separate bucket," said Minot State Vice-President for Administration and Finance Brent Winiger.

Winiger said since that time, on-line education has growin to about a quarter of the classes the University offers.

77th COVID-19 death; 37 new cases

Jun 21, 2020

Another individual has passed away with COVID-19 in North Dakota, bringing the statewide death toll to 77.

 

The patient was a man in his 60s from Stutsman County. He had underlying health conditions.

 

37 new individuals have also tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The results are from a pool of 3,933 tests for a daily positive rate of 0.9 percent.

 

The cases broken down by county are:

 

25 new COVID-19 infections; active cases below 300

Jun 20, 2020

25 new individuals have tested positive for COVID-19 in North Dakota, bringing the statewide positive total to 3,251.

 

The results were from a pool of 3,947 tests for a positive rate of 0.6 percent.

 

The cases broken down by county are:

 

ND COVID-19: 76th death recorded, 33 new cases

Jun 19, 2020

Another North Dakotan has passed away with COVID-19, bringing the statewide death toll to 76.

 

The patient was a woman in her 90s from Cass County. She had underlying health conditions. 

 

Additionally, 33 new individuals tested positive for the novel coronavirus. 

 

One more COVID-19 death; daily positive rate below 1%

Jun 18, 2020

One more individual has passed away with COVID-19 in North Dakota, bringing the statewide death toll to 75.

The patient was a man in his 60s from Cass County. He had underlying health conditions.

29 new individuals have also tested positive for the novel coronavirus in the state, bringing the statewide positive total to 3,193. The positive results were from a pool of 4,193 tests for a positive rate of 0.7 percent.

Pages