Gov. Burgum Considers Raising COVID-19 Risk Level In Cass & Other Counties

North Dakota has applied to participate in the Lost Wages Assistance program

BISMARCK, N.D. — Some counties in North Dakota could see their COVID-19 risk level go from “Low” to “Moderate” as cases continue to rise. That would mean the entire state is no longer under the same level. Gov. Doug Burgum says he is looking at making the change in Cass, Grand Forks, Burleigh-Morton, Ward and Stark, the counties with higher…

Former Police Chief Enters Alford Plea To Child Sexual Abuse Charges

James Watson Has Been Charged In At Least Three Counties

A former LaMoure police chief has entered an Alford plea to multiple child sexual abuse charges in Hettinger and Stark counties. 52-year-old James Watson’s plea is not an admission of guilt but he acknowledges there is enough evidence for a conviction. A jury in Golden Valley County last month convicted him of continuous sexual abuse of a child. The charges…