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U.S. agency tells Biden he can formally begin transition

Mon, 11/23/2020 - 17:36
"I take this role seriously and, because of recent developments involving legal challenges and certifications of election results, am transmitting this letter today to make those resources and services available to you," General Services Administration chief Emily Murphy wrote in a letter to Biden.

Watch: East Grand Forks School Board meeting for Monday, Nov. 23

Mon, 11/23/2020 - 17:31
The East Grand Forks Public School board meeting livestream is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m.

Lawmakers agree Minnesotans need relief in latest COVID wave, but not over how and when

Mon, 11/23/2020 - 17:31
After months of political back-and-forth over the state leaders' roles in responding to the pandemic, both sides of the nation's only split Legislature agrees that now is a time of emergency. But where they go from here is unclear.

Watch: Grand Forks City Council meeting for Monday, Nov. 23

Mon, 11/23/2020 - 17:26
Grand Forks City Council meeting for Monday, Nov. 23. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m.. Tonight's agenda is below.

North Dakota commission OKs pandemic funding for short-staffed hospitals

Mon, 11/23/2020 - 17:15
Hospitals across the state are teetering on full capacity due to staffing shortages. The virus has taken many nurses out of action as they recover, quarantine or wait for test results, but North Dakota's nursing shortage dates back to before the pandemic.

COVID-19 response mission surpasses 2011 flood for largest and longest North Dakota National Guard activation in its history

Mon, 11/23/2020 - 17:00
The North Dakota National Guard was activated on March 16, and hundreds of guardsmen have been on active duty for 248 consecutive days.

South Dakota recreational marijuana backers file to defend amendment in court

Mon, 11/23/2020 - 16:16
South Dakotans for Better Marijuana Laws announced Monday, Nov. 23, the organization would file the needed paperwork to intervene in the case, essentially giving it standing to defend Amendment A from a lawsuit brought by two law enforcement officials, with backing from Gov. Kristi Noem.

Minnesota DNR 'in all likelihood' will not issue permits for ice fishing contests of more than 250 people this winter

Mon, 11/23/2020 - 16:04
The big concern, especially with the large contests, is the risk of congregating participants into areas where physical distancing isn’t possible, said Henry Drewes, Northwest Region fisheries supervisor for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources in Bemidji.

Biden names team to steer U.S. foreign policy, Michigan certifies Biden victory

Mon, 11/23/2020 - 16:03
While Blinken is not a household name for the secretary of state job, he has held important foreign policy positions in the last two Democratic administrations, including a spell as a deputy secretary of state under Obama.

McFeely: Cramer helping Trump sow distrust in elections

Mon, 11/23/2020 - 15:58
ND senator all-in on the president's alternative facts. It'd be funny, in a sad sort of way, if there wasn't real damage being done

Minnesota prison officials reports fourth inmate death due to COVID

Mon, 11/23/2020 - 15:57
ST. PAUL -- A 73-year-old inmate at Minnesota Correctional Facility-Oak Park Heights died Sunday, Nov. 22.

Slipping through their fingers: Grading Minnesota's game vs. Dallas

Mon, 11/23/2020 - 15:44
Forum News Service's Robb Jeffries and Jason Feldman give their grades for the Vikings-Cowboys game.

Trump campaign to ask appeals court to halt Biden win in Pennsylvania

Mon, 11/23/2020 - 15:41
U.S. District Judge Matthew Brann, in his ruling, said the case was based on "strained legal arguments" and that he had "no authority to take away the right to vote of even a single person, let alone millions of citizens."

Mayo Clinic launches COVID-19 vaccine registry

Mon, 11/23/2020 - 15:38
The registry will be used to identify people interested in participating in vaccine clinical trials.

U.S. to begin distributing Regeneron's COVID-19 antibody therapy Tuesday

Mon, 11/23/2020 - 15:14
The antibody cocktail was among the treatments given to U.S. President Trump during his bout with COVID-19 last month. He declared it a virtual "cure" for COVID-19 at the time.

Downtown Grand Forks lab offers rapid COVID-19 tests

Mon, 11/23/2020 - 14:48
Providers work to turn around results.

Small Business Administration loans come to Northwest Minnesota

Mon, 11/23/2020 - 14:37
The U.S. Small Business Administration is accepting Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) for some Northwest Minnesota counties, in response to summer rain and flooding.

Despite COVID-19 travel warnings, many Americans 'not living in fear' ahead of Thanksgiving

Mon, 11/23/2020 - 14:24
With U.S. COVID-19 infections hitting a record 168,000 per day on average, Americans are flocking to airports against the advice of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. surgeon general and Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert.

Mike Gibbons talks about returning to Bemidji State, coaching hockey in 4 decades, working with Serratore brothers and more

Mon, 11/23/2020 - 14:23
Episode 56: The Rink Live video podcast for November 23, 2020

North Dakota launches free rapid COVID-19 testing for K-12 staff

Mon, 11/23/2020 - 14:21
FARGO — The North Dakota Department of Health will begin rolling out free rapid testing for K-12 teachers, staff and administrators this week in an effort to isolate asymptomatic cases of COVID-19.

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