Author: Jim Monk

NDSU students helping administer coronavirus vaccine

FARGO, N.D. – Nearly 200 nursing and pharmacy students at North Dakota State University are helping administer the coronavirus vaccine to frontline healthcare workers over the next several months. The university says the upper-level students have received training to administer the shots at healthcare systems in the region and are being supervised by faculty members in the clinics. NDSU Nursing…

North Dakota has 21 more COVID-19 deaths, 3,061 active cases

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – The North Dakota Department of Health on Friday reported 21 additional deaths from COVID-19. There are currently 3,061 active cases in the state, an increase of 77 since Thursday.  144 people are hospitalized. Cass County reported the largest number of new cases with 132.   BY THE NUMBERS  8,208 – Total Tests from Yesterday* 1,257,587 – Total…

Iconic Nickel Trophy moved to North Dakota Historical Society

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR/KNOX) – The Nickel Trophy has found a final resting place. The North Dakota Board of Higher Education has turned over the traveling trophy to the North Dakota Historical Society. The giant nickel was presented to the winner of the UND/NDSU football game between 1938 – 2003. In 2017 the legislature ordered the trophy be displayed at the…

Former Standing Rock tribal chairman dies of COVID-19

Jesse Taken AliveFORT YATES, N.D. – Family members say the former chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has died after contracting COVID-19, not long after his wife passed away from the coronavirus. Sixty-five-year-old Jesse “Jay” Taken Alive was hospitalized in late October and died Monday, according to his brother, Virgil Taken Alive. According to an obituary, his 64-year-old wife…

North Dakota taxable sales, purchases nosedive in 3Q

BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota’s taxable sales and purchases for the third quarter of 2020 decreased 19.5% percent over the same time period the previous year. Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger said taxable sales and purchases for July, August and September totaled $4.72 billion. Rauschenberger said the report reflects a similar drop reported in the second quarter. He said the drop…