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North Dakota Guard Members Get New Pandemic Orders

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Dozens of North Dakota National Guard members are resuming support for the state‚Äôs coronavirus pandemic response. The Guard announced Friday that about 50 of its members are assisting the state Health Department with contact tracing and about 15 others are helping at the state laboratory in Bismarck. The group is expected to remain on active duty…

349 COVID-19 Tests In Fargo Ruined Before They Could Be Run

Health officials say this is the first time this issue has happened at the state lab

BISMARCK, N.D. — A handling error is being blamed for a loss of 349 COVID-19 samples from a Fargo event last week. The samples were put in a different refrigerator and the samples went undetected past the time where they could be tested. Health officials say this is the first time this issue has happened at the state lab. They…