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303 new COVID-19 cases, ten more deaths confirmed

Dec 31, 2020

The state health department has confirmed ten more deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the statewide death toll to 1,292.

 

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ND COVID-19: six deaths, 375 new cases

Dec 30, 2020

The state health department has confirmed six more deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the statewide death toll to 1,282.

 

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ND Unemployment Trust Fund healthy entering 2021

Dec 30, 2020

The number of unemployment claims in North Dakota has dropped dramatically since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Job Service North Dakota Deputy Director Darren Brostrom said at one point, around 100,000 individual claims were filed for state unemployment support. And Brostrom said the two federal programs created because of the pandemic – the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program and the Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Assistance Program – had another 80,000 claims.

UND hires new Aerospace Dean

Dec 30, 2020

UND has hired Robert Kraus as the new Dean of UND Aerospace.

Kraus is currently the associate dean for flight and operations at Kent State University in Ohio. He previously was with the US Air Force, and was part of the Air Force Academy in Coloradio Springs.

Kraus said he’s excited about the opportunity.

294 new COVID-19 infections, six additional deaths

Dec 29, 2020

The state health department has confirmed six more deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the statewide death toll to 1,276.

 

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The state health department has confirmed four more deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the statewide death toll to 1,270.

 

The patients were: 

 

  • Woman in her 70s from Burleigh County.
  • Woman in her 60s from Burleigh County.
  • Man in his 80s from Morton County.
  • Man in his 70s from Ramsey County.

 

'Reach for Resilience' launches Website

Dec 28, 2020

A program designed to help health care workers under stress due to the COVID 19 pandemic has just launched a new Website.

The program is called “Reach for Resilience.” In October, it established a free and confidential help line.

Dr. John Ulvin is with Sanford Health in Bismarck. He’s a psychologist. Ulvin said many of these health care workers have been working on the pandemic since March.

'Real ID' deadline Oct.1, 2021

Dec 28, 2020

North Dakota drivers who want the new Real ID Driver’s License have until Oct. 1, 2021 to get it.

That deadline was moved from 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

"Currently, we have 36 percent of North Dakota drivers and ID holders who have the Real ID," said North Dakota Department of Transportation Drivers' License Director Brad Schaffer. He said North Dakota is an "opt in" state, so it may not get 100 percent of drivers with Real ID.

110 new COVID-19 cases; 2 deaths confirmed

Dec 27, 2020

The state health department has confirmed two more deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the statewide death toll to 1,266.

 

The patients were: 

 

  • Woman in her 80s from Burleigh County.
  • Man in his 90s from Ward 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 Health Dept: 133 new COVID-19 cases, four more deaths

Dec 26, 2020

The state health department has confirmed four more deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the statewide death toll to 1,264.

 

The patients were: 

 

  • Woman in her 90s from Burleigh County.
  • Man in his 40s from Grand Forks County.
  • Man in his 40s from Williams County.
  • Woman in her 80s from Williams County.

 

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