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After another deadly day this week, North Dakota’s COVID-19 death toll is now 192, with eight more individuals passing away with the disease.

 

The patients were all from Morton County, and each had underlying health conditions. They include a woman in her 80s, a woman in her 90s, three men in their 80s and three men in their 90s.

 

Additionally, 379 new individuals from 38 counties have tested positive for COVID-19 in North Dakota, bringing the new statewide positive total to 17,607.

 

North Dakota’s COVID-19 death toll is now 184, with two more individuals passing away with the disease.

 

The patients were a man in his 90s and a woman in her 90s, both from Burleigh County. They had underlying health conditions.

 

Additionally, 508 new individuals from 38 counties have tested positive for COVID-19 in North Dakota, bringing the new statewide positive total to 17,230.

 

No allotments planned for ND Government

Sep 17, 2020

North Dakota’s budget director said the state will end the current two year biennium in the black.

Joe Morrissette told the Legislature’s Budget Section the state had been running ahead of the 2019-2021 budget forecast, in terms of tax collections. Morrissette said the COVID-19 pandemic did cut into those collections, starting in March. But he told the Committee the earlier, stronger collections gives a budget cushion for the next two year period.

"We have an estimated ending fund balance at the end of this biennium of $160 million," Morrissette said.

Work continues on oil well reclamation

Sep 17, 2020

The director of North Dakota’s Mineral Resources Department said work continues to reclaim a number of older and abandoned oil wells.

Funding to do that is coming from the federal CARES Act. It was proposed as a way to keep some people employed in the oil patch, after things slowed down on the drilling side.

$66 million was set aside for this.

Lynn Helms told the Legislature’s interim Energy Development and Transmission Committee – 391 wells have been identified as orphan wells.

North Dakota’s COVID-19 death toll is now 182, with five more individuals passing away with the disease.

 

The patients were a woman in her 90s from Ward County, and a man in his 80s, a woman in her 80s, a man in his 70s and a woman in her 90s all from Burleigh County. They each had underlying health conditions. 

 

Additionally, 394 new individuals from 38 counties have tested positive for COVID-19 in North Dakota, bringing the new statewide positive total to 16,723.

 

North Dakota’s COVID-19 death toll is now 177, with five more individuals passing away with the disease.

 

The patients were a woman in her 70s and a man in his 80s from Burleigh County, a woman in her 80s and a man in his 80s from Eddy County, and a man in his 60s from McLean County. They each had underlying health conditions.

 

Additionally, 269 new individuals from 35 counties have tested positive for COVID-19 in North Dakota, bringing the new statewide positive total to 16,333.

 

ND's census response now close to 93 percent

Sep 16, 2020

With about two weeks left to complete the Census, North Dakota’s response rate has reached nearly 92.8 percent.

"64.5% of that is the self-response component," said North Dakota Census Office state director Kevin Iverson. "An additional 28.3% is enumerator collected data."

Iverson said where people have not self-responded, people are going door-to-door. He said North Dakota's response is better than the national average. And Iverson attributes that to a head-start.

ND Airline boardings continue to recover

Sep 16, 2020

Air travel continues to recover in North Dakota.

According to the North Dakota Aeronautics Commission, 43,559 people boarded airplanes in August, at North Dakota’s eight commercial airports. State Aeronautics Commission director Kyle Wanner said since COVID-19 virtually shut down air travel in March, the state has seen passenger numbers rebound.

Wanner said it’s good to see demand returning.

"It's still far below the pre-pandemic number," Wanner sid. "But at the same time, these are encouraging numbers."

North Dakota’s COVID-19 death toll is now 172, with two more individuals passing away with the disease.

 

The patients were both men in their 80s with underlying health conditions. One was from Burleigh County, and the other was from Morton County. 

 

Additionally, 235 new individuals from 35 counties have tested positive for COVID-19 in North Dakota, bringing the new statewide positive total to 16,064.

 

2 more COVID-19 deaths, 255 new cases in ND

Sep 14, 2020

North Dakota’s COVID-19 death toll is now 170, with two more individuals passing away with the disease.

 

The patients a woman in her 90s from Burleigh County, and a woman in her 80s from Eddy County. They had underlying health conditions.

 

Additionally, 255 new individuals from 24 counties have tested positive for COVID-19 in North Dakota, bringing the new statewide positive total to 15,831.

 

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