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North Dakota infant hospitalized for botulism

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 13:09
The last report of infant botulism in North Dakota was in 2018, according to the state Department of Health.

East Grand Forks’ COVID-19 business loan program up and running

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 13:00
It took a while, or at least longer than some East Grand Forks city leaders hoped, but a $260,000 forgivable loan program for Eastside businesses is accepting applications.

1,525 new COVID-19 cases, 21 deaths reported in Minnesota

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 12:35
Additional vaccinations reported Friday as well.

North Dakota reports three COVID-19 deaths, active cases hold close to even

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 12:02
With North Dakota's active virus numbers seeming to plateau in recent days, the state's current outbreak is comparable to that of late August, when the fall surge was just beginning. 

Gov. Noem says tourism in South Dakota still strong despite challenges of 2020

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 12:00
Tourism remains an important industry for state's economy.

UND football camp Day 1: Strange season begins

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 11:59
On Friday, UND football camp started indoors at the High Performance Center as temperatures were less than 10 degrees next door at Memorial.

Port: We cannot let children be hurt so that priests can keep their vows

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 11:35
If your religious or political beliefs require you to stay silent when a child is in harm's way, it's time to change those beliefs.

Prairie People: New hires and promotions

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 11:00
For the week ending Jan. 22.

Latest round of PPP loans proceeding to expanded pool of borrowers

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 11:00
In the most recent round of federal Paycheck Protection Program loans, the U.S. Small Business Administration is focusing its efforts on companies hardest hit by the pandemic, including minority, veteran and women-owned businesses.

U.S. Senate confirms Biden nominee Austin as defense secretary

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 10:49
"General Austin is an exceptionally qualified leader with a long and distinguished career in the U.S. military," Reed said before the vote.

Former MLB home run king Hank Aaron dead at 86

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 10:31
Aaron's hitting prowess earned him the nickname "Hammerin' Hank," and his power was attributed to strong wrists. He was somewhat shy and unassuming and did not have the flair of contemporaries Willie Mays and Mickey Mantle.

Eatbeat: Grand Forks restaurants entice with soup

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 10:30
Recipes give boost to keeping warm with hot food.

North Dakota bill seeks to close child abuse reporting loophole for clergy

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 10:28
Under the bill, clergy would be added to the list of mandatory reporters, which already includes dentists, coroners, mental health professionals, teachers, counselors, foster parents and law enforcement.

House to deliver Trump impeachment charge on Monday, rejecting Republican push for time

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 10:08
The moves come as Schumer and McConnell are struggling to assert control in a 50-50 chamber where Democrats hold now hold a razor-thin majority thanks to Vice President Kamala Harris' tie-breaking vote.

Ed Schafer: Jesse Taken Alive was a servant leader and prayer warrior

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 10:00
"Jesse did not get discouraged and faced difficult problems with grit and a smile. A servant leader and prayer warrior, he sought not to knock down others who were oppressive and bigoted, but to lift up his people to equal standing and change others through love and kindness.  Jesse Taken Alive was a people person."

Letter: The country is a mess, so pray to the one who can help

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 09:00
Prayer reaches up to the one who can change things.

2 North Dakota trespass bills pass Senate, while 2 others fail

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 08:55
SB 2036 and SB 2144 both passed the North Dakota Senate by 45-2 margins. SB 2037 and SB 2038 failed by 0-47 margins.

Letter: The numbers show masks work, so keep it up

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 08:00
Active cases dropped 85% from 10,173 to 1,513, and hospitalizations dropped 70% from 319 to 95. Deaths have dropped by 86% from an average 16.6 per day in November to 2.2 in January. 

New church in Fargo offers message of hope as it starts its mission during the pandemic

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 07:45
"Faith Conversations" features writer Roxane B. Salonen catches up with the couple at the heart of Rescue House Church, which held its first in-person worship service on Christmas Eve night.

New church in Fargo offers a wide welcome and message of hope as it starts its mission during the pandemic

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 07:45
"Faith Conversations" features writer Roxane B. Salonen catches up with the couple at the heart of Rescue House Church, which held its first in-person worship service on Christmas Eve night.

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