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Burgum downplays hospital bed shortage as North Dakota further relaxes quarantine guidelines

Thu, 10/01/2020 - 18:39
Thursday's record COVID-19 hospitalizations comes as the state's hospitals endure severe staffing strains and a general lack of capacity. The latest health department records obtained by Forum News Service reveal there are only 22 available ICU beds and 248 regular inpatient beds in the whole state, including zero in Grand Forks and just two in Bismarck.

California wine country firefight intensifies, progress made in deadly Cascades blaze

Thu, 10/01/2020 - 18:09
"It's going to be a big firefight for us in the next 36 hours," Cal Fire operations section chief Mark Brunton told a late-morning briefing. He added commanders were forced to make due with "a limited amount of resources" due to competing demands for fire personnel throughout the state.

Mason Toye wanted out of Minnesota, so Loons trade him to Montreal

Thu, 10/01/2020 - 18:05
When Minnesota United traded for forward Kei Kamara two weeks ago, Loons striker Mason Toye expressed a desire for a fresh start elsewhere.

Vikings return to TCO Performance Center after coronavirus closure

Thu, 10/01/2020 - 17:47
EAGAN, Minn. -- Kirk Cousins said his family was surprised to see him around the house on Wednesday afternoon.

Federal judge dismisses Lewis's lawsuit against Walz's coronavirus executive orders

Thu, 10/01/2020 - 17:44
Former-congressman Jason Lewis, a Republican running for U.S. Senate, vowed to appeal the decision.

Deal elusive as Pelosi, Mnuchin discuss U.S. COVID-19 aid; House debates Democrats' plan

Thu, 10/01/2020 - 17:40
Republican President Donald Trump's negotiating team has suggested a $1.6 trillion response, and the White House on Thursday dismissed Democrats' offer as not serious.

Something has to give: 5 things to watch for in Vikings-Texans game

Thu, 10/01/2020 - 17:32
Two winless teams meet to try to right the ship, but the pandemic may stand in the way.

Sanford Health names 3 finalists for $1M Lorraine Cross Award for medical breakthroughs

Thu, 10/01/2020 - 17:26
The finalists for the 2020 Sanford Health Lorraine Cross Award are researchers who have broken new ground in the areas of infectious disease, cystic fibrosis and using CAR T-cells to fight cancer. 

Olympics-U.S. reform bill approved by Congress, awaits Trump signature

Thu, 10/01/2020 - 17:24
The bill, introduced by Republican senator Jerry Moran and Democrat senator Richard Blumenthal, followed an 18-month investigation that found Nassar, the former team doctor for USA Gymnastics, was able to assault hundreds of girls and women because of a lack of transparency and accountability among U.S. Olympic officials, coaches and trainers.

At Duluth counter rally, Trump supporter attacks Twin Cities photojournalist

Thu, 10/01/2020 - 17:02
Video shows the man punching a phone out of the hands of a WCCO photojournalist covering the counter rally.

Altru at or near capacity as staff see cases unrelated to pandemic, but beds are available

Thu, 10/01/2020 - 16:32
Hospitals across the state are seeing a surge of patients that are filling up hospital beds, despite seeing a low volume of COVID-19 patients who require critical care. Altru's chief nurse said her theory is that many may have delayed seeking care for other health issues earlier in the year and now require hospitalization.

Trump's Supreme Court nominee advocated overturning legalized abortion

Thu, 10/01/2020 - 16:32
Barrett and her husband, a former federal prosecutor, both were among those who lent their names to the ad, which called the Roe v. Wade decision "an exercise of raw judicial power."

Graduate students, transfers help boost UND's enrollment

Thu, 10/01/2020 - 16:19
UND’s campus enrollment growth was driven by new transfer students and an increase in students seeking to further their studies through graduate school.

Derby winner Authentic brings intrigue to Preakness

Thu, 10/01/2020 - 15:19
BALTIMORE — Despite the absence of a greatly anticipated rematch, Saturday's Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course includes a bit of drama.

Everything we're doing to cover NDSU-Central Arkansas this Saturday

Thu, 10/01/2020 - 15:01
Follow the NDSU-Central Arkansas game action with the WDAY/Forum sports team right here.

WATCH: Gov. Burgum holds press briefing on COVID-19 pandemic for Oct. 1

Thu, 10/01/2020 - 15:00
BISMARCK — Gov. Doug Burgum held a press briefing with the North Dakota Department of Health at 3:30 p.m. CDT Thursday, Oct. 1, to provide an update on the COVID-19 pandemic in North Dakota.

LIVE: Gov. Burgum holds 3:30 p.m. press briefing on COVID-19 pandemic

Thu, 10/01/2020 - 15:00
BISMARCK — Gov. Doug Burgum will hold a press briefing with the North Dakota Department of Health at 3:30 p.m. CDT Thursday, Oct. 1, to provide an update on the COVID-19 pandemic in North Dakota.

Report: At least 21 Minnesotans killed due to domestic violence in 2019, up from year before

Thu, 10/01/2020 - 14:55
ST. PAUL — At least 21 Minnesotans died in domestic violence incidents in 2019, an annual report says.

Minnesota's positive case total passes 100,000 mark

Thu, 10/01/2020 - 13:57
Minnesota reported an additional 1,066 new cases of COVID-19 Thursday, Oct. 1. The new cases bring the state's laboratory-confirmed case total to 100,200.


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