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Pandemic cuts air travel at ND commercial airports in half

BISMARCK, N.D. - The coronavirus pandemic cut the number of passengers using North Dakota’s eight commercial service airports in half last year. The airports in Bismarck, Minot, Williston, Dickinson, Grand Forks, Fargo, Devils Lake and Jamestown finished 2020 with a…

Judge orders company to take 3M's trademarks off N95 masks

MINNEAPOLIS - A federal judge has ordered a Florida company accused of selling counterfeit N95 face masks with 3M’s name on them to stop using the Minnesota company’s trademarks and representing itself as a distributor or authorized retailer for 3M.…

North Dakota GOP to scrub $1.1B bonding proposal

BISMARCK, N.D. - Republican legislative leaders say a massive $1.1 billion bonding package that would finance infrastructure projects across North Dakota is being withdrawn and will be replaced by a far less costly proposal. Senate Majority Leader Rich Wardner says…

North Dakota sees no COVID-19 deaths for 5th time this month

BISMARCK, N.D. - North Dakota’s rate of positive cases of COVID-19 remained low in the health department's daily update. Monday's update included 69 new cases from 2,194 tests, a positivity rate of 3.63%. The COVID Tracking Project reports that North…

Minnesota launches vaccine distribution pilot project

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KVRR) - Minnesota is launching a COVID-19 vaccine pilot program that partners with local public health and school districts. Gov. Tim Walz says the program will initially serve adults 65 or older, as well as teachers, school…

Bill would make jail mugshots confidential in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) - A West Fargo lawmaker has introduced a bill that would seal jail mugshots from the public. The bill, introduced by Republican Rep. Shannon Roers Jones, says "unless there is a compelling public safety interest warranting release,…

Bills would reduce penalties for underage drinking

BISMARCK, N.D.  - A pair of bills being considered by the Legislature would do away with the prospect of jail time for offenders and also give a judge discretion whether to order treatment. One bill would make the penalty for underage…

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