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22 more deaths confirmed; 385 new COVID-19 cases

Dec 12, 2020

The state health department has confirmed 22 more deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the statewide death toll to 1,152.

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27 more deaths confirmed; 513 new COVID-19 cases

Dec 11, 2020

The state health department has confirmed 27 more deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the statewide death toll to 1,130.

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23 deaths confirmed; 575 new COVID-19 cases

Dec 10, 2020

The state health department has confirmed 23 more deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the statewide death toll to 1,103.

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NDCEL

The executive director of the North Dakota Council of Educational Leaders said she understands why Governor Burgum has proposed a “hold even” budget for K-12 education.

Dr. Aimee Copas says everyone realizes the pandemic and the drop in oil revenues will mean a number of state agencies are facing spending cuts.

"From that persepctive, not taking a cut is a great thing," Copas said. "We're appreciative of that."

Burgum: mask order, bar/restaurant restrictions extended

Dec 9, 2020

In a COVID-19 briefing with the state health department, Governor Doug Burgum expressed his gratitude to North Dakotans for their collective efforts in slowing the spread of the virus.

Burgum says North Dakota is one of only five states where virus data is trending downward – lower numbers of new cases, and lower positivity rate. North Dakota’s 14 day rolling positivity average has also trended downward as well.

16 dead, 473 new individuals contract COVID-19

Dec 9, 2020

The state health department has confirmed 16 more deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the statewide death toll to 1,080.

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Bismarck City Commission

Bismarck Mayor Steve Bakken said attacks on City employees will not be tolerated.

Bakken was responding to recent social media attacks on Bismarck City Attorney Janelle Combs and Bismarck-Burleigh Public Health director Renae Moch. Both reported being harassed on social media platforms for their work on mask mandates to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

Moch said she had been called a "Nazi" and a "tyrant."  Combs said she had been threatened with physical harm.

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Minot Mayor Shaun Sipma said the Mouse River flood control project tops the list of the city’s priorities for the upcoming Legislative session.

The city and the entire Mouse River valley continues to recover from the devastating 2011 flood.

In an interview, Sipma said there are two different components to the ask. The first deals with Legislative intent language.

30 deaths, 586 new COVID-19 infections

Dec 8, 2020

The state health department has confirmed 30 more deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the statewide death toll to 1,064.

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ND COVID-19: nine more dead, 365 new cases

Dec 7, 2020

The state health department has confirmed nine more deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the statewide death toll to 1,022.

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* Man in his 80s from Cass County.
* Man in his 40s from Foster County.
* Man in his 60s from McKenzie County.
* Man in his 90s from Morton County.
* Man in his 80s from Pierce County.
* Man in his 90s from Pierce County.
* Man in his 70s from Richland County.
* Man in his 70s from Rolette County.
* Man in his 70s from Stutsman County.

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