Minnesota has 14 More COVID-19 Deaths, North Dakota has One

The latest COVID-19 numbers from Minnesota, North Dakota & South Dakota

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota has 14 more deaths from COVID-19 as state health officials report another 664 cases. Two of those deaths are in Clay County: a person in their 70’s and one in their 90’s. The total number of positive cases is nearing 25,000. This map shows the positive case count by county. 848 of the 1,040 deaths…

ND Oil Industry Not Backing Some Proposed Rule Changes

The North Dakota Petroleum Council calls it a "backdoor reporting requirement'' that goes far beyond what the Legislature intended

  NORTH DAKOTA — North Dakota’s oil industry is opposing some proposed rule changes. The Mineral Resources Department proposes that oil companies still file a document after cleanup of any spill that wasn’t reported. The North Dakota Petroleum Council calls it a “backdoor reporting requirement” that goes far beyond what the Legislature intended. Another proposed rule would require a full…

North Dakota Lawmakers Hope for Productive Session

State lawmakers gear up for a hefty set of issues for the first 2017 session

State lawmakers are now preparing to tackle some big issues under the guidance of the new governor. A representative in the house said that the newly proposed budget may be different than what people have seen in the past. On Thursday, lawmakers will begin working on the different committees. Lieutenant Governor Brent Sanford spoke to the Senate about his and…