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Gove. Doug Burgum said the idea of state employees working remotely will likely continue, even after the coronavirus pandemic eases.

Many state employees had to work from home. Burgum says there was a time of adjustment for that, but he says many of them liked it, and they may have been more productive away from the office.

One more North Dakotan has passed away with COVID-19, bringing the statewide death toll to 74.

The patient was a woman in her 70s from Cass County. She had underlying health conditions.

Additionally, 39 new cases of the novel coronavirus have been detected in the state. The cases were from a pool of 3,375 tests for a daily positive rate of 1.2 percent.

26 of the new cases were from Cass County. Burleigh and McKenzie Counties each had three new cases. Dickey, Morton, Ransom, Richland, Traill, Ward and Williams Counties each had one new cases.

The Public Service Commission has approved a siting permit for a wind farm in Burke County.

That, after rejecting a proposed wind farm in that general area in 2019, because of concerns about its impact on wildlife.

ND COVID-19: 1 more death, 40 new cases

Jun 10, 2020

One more individual has passed away with COVID-19 in North Dakota, bringing the statewide death toll to 73.

 

The patient was a woman in her 80s from Cass County. She had underlying health conditions.

 

Additionally, 40 more individuals have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide positive total to 2,941.

 

The cases broken down by county are:

 

The chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation saids so far, banks have weathered the economic crisis brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jelena McWilliams held a “virtual” meeting with North Dakota and South Dakota bankers today Tuesday.  In an interview with Prairie Public, she said this economic downturn is much different from the recession in 2008, because the loans have been on more solid footing, and the banks are well-capitalized.

Primary results: Delzer, McWilliams out

Jun 10, 2020

The chairman of the North Dakota House Appropriations Committee appears to have lost his bid for re-election.

Rep. Jeff Delzer (R-Underwood) unofficallly came in third in the Republican Primary election in District 8. Newcomers David Andahl and Dave Nehring won the GOP endorsement in that district. Andahl and Nehring were endorsed by Governor Doug Burgum and US Senator Kevin Cramer.

Delzer served one term in the Legislature in the 1991 session, then returned to the House in 1995. He has been House Appropriations chair since 2011.

22 new individuals have tested positive for COVID-19 in North Dakota, bringing the new positive total to 2,901.

The cases were from a pool of 1,624 tests for a daily positive rate of 1.4 percent.

13 of the new cases were from Cass County, and two were from Richland County. Benson, Bottineau, Burleigh, Kidder, McLean, Rolette and Stark Counties each had one new case.

There have been 116,878 tests performed overall, with 80,666 tests done on unique individuals.

There are currently 32 people hospitalized. 189 people have been hospitalized overall.

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NPR will bring live coverage of the funeral for George Floyd, 46, who was killed by police in Minneapolis on Memorial Day. The service will be held at The Fountain of Praise in Houston.

Members of the Lignite Research Council have again expressed support for a research project on carbon capture and storage to benefit the Blue Flint Ethanol plant.

That plant is co-located with the Coal Creek Station power plant. That plant – owned by Great River Energy – is scheduled to close in 2022. The CO2 steam it produces is used to produce ethanol from corn.

The project is to test the geology of the area to see if would be able to support carbon storage. The project would cost $7 million, and $3.4 million would come from the Lignite Research Fund.

19 new cases of novel coronavirus detected in ND

Jun 8, 2020

19 more individuals have tested positive for COVID-19 in North Dakota, bringing the statewide positive total to 2,880.

 

1,415 tests were administered, for a daily positive rate of 1.3 percent.

 

Eight cases were in Stutsman County, while six were in Cass County. Grand Forks and Wells Counties each had two cases, and one case was detected in Burleigh County.

 

115,259 total tests have been completed, with 80,180 of those tests done on unique individuals.

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