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Tensions rise as virus cases surge in Wisconsin, Dakotas

A surge of coronavirus cases in Wisconsin and the Dakotas is forcing a scramble for hospital beds and raising political tensions, as the Upper Midwest and Plains emerge as one of the nation’s most troubling hot spots.

Holdout governors: Some states don’t need stay-at-home order

Even as most Americans are under orders from their governor to stay at home to slow the spread of the coronavirus, leaders in a handful of states have steadfastly refused to take that action, arguing it’s unneeded and could be harmful.

North Dakota regulators OK expanded Dakota Access pipeline

BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota regulators on Wednesday unanimously approved expanded capacity for the Dakota Access pipeline, saying they believed the project had met exhaustive state and federal requirements. The 3-0 vote by the all-Republican Public Service Commission came after the body signaled last month it was likely to approve a permit to expand the capacity of the pipeline, despite objections from opponents who said it would increase the probability of a disastrous oil spill.

North Dakota, tribes reach settlement over voter ID lawsuit

North Dakota reached a proposed settlement agreement Thursday with American Indians who sued over the state’s voter ID laws requiring residents to provide a street address, arguing they are a form of voter suppression.

North Dakota State wins 8th FCS title 28-20 over James Madison

Redshirt freshman quarterback Trey Lance ran for 166 yards, including a clutch 44-yard touchdown to start the fourth quarter, and North Dakota State held on to claim its eighth FCS national championship with a 28-20 win over James Madison on Saturday.

North Dakota county may become first in U.S. to bar new refugees

If a local commission votes to bar refugees, as expected, North Dakota’s Burleigh County – home to about 95,000 people and the capital city of Bismarck – could become the first local government to do so since President Donald Trump issued an executive order making it possible.

North Dakota State lands top seed in FCS playoffs; EWU left out

The NCAA Division I playoff selection committee spread the wealth in the 24-team FCS playoff pairings that were announced Sunday. Seven of the 10 conferences involved had multiple qualifiers in the field, which hadn’t happened since 2015.

Highlights: Gonzaga 97, North Dakota 66

Corey Kispert scored 20 points, Filip Petrusev had 19 points and 15 rebounds and the No. 8 Gonzaga Bullodgs powered past the North Dakota Fighting Hawks 97-66 on Tuesday at McCarthey Athletic Center.

Gonzaga not taking North Dakota lightly after 2017 scare

It looks like just another game on Gonzaga’s nonconference schedule, but it figures to have the full attention of the coaching staff and a few of the Zags’ upperclassmen. North Dakota did everything but beat Gonzaga on a December night two years ago at the McCarthey Athletic Center.