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North Dakota: State of the United States of America
North Dakota is a U.S. state in the midwestern and northern regions of the United States. It is the nineteenth largest in area, the fourth smallest by population, and the fourth most sparsely populated of the 50 states. North Dakota was admitted to the Union on November 2, 1889, along with its neighboring state, South Dakota. They were the 39th and 40th states admitted to the union. President Benjamin Harrison shuffled the statehood papers before signing them so that no one could tell which became a state first. Its capital is Bismarck, and its largest city is Fargo.

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Governors tighten restrictions as COVID-19 surges [Video]

Governors tighten restrictions as COVID-19 surges

[NFA] As total U.S. infections crossed the 11 million mark - just over a week after hitting 10 million - states and cities across the nation reimposed restrictions to stem the resurgent virus that is..

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U.S. COVID-19 cases surge past 11 million [Video]

U.S. COVID-19 cases surge past 11 million

The number of coronavirus cases in the United States crossed the 11-million mark on Sunday in yet another grim milestone, according to a Reuters tally. Gloria Tso reports.

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A 'dangerous situation': COVID-19 deaths surge [Video]

A 'dangerous situation': COVID-19 deaths surge

[NFA] New U.S. COVID-19 infections climbed by more than 177,000 on Friday, setting another daily record, according to a Reuters tally, and in another troublesome trend, the U.S. has averaged over 1,000..

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North Dakota Gov. announces face covering mandate [Video]

North Dakota Gov. announces face covering mandate

Republican North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum on Friday announced a statewide mandate for residents to wear face coverings in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.

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COVID-19 hospitalizations in U.S. surge to record [Video]

COVID-19 hospitalizations in U.S. surge to record

There were just over 59,000 COVID-19 patients in hospitals across the United States on Monday, the country’s highest number ever of in-patients being treated for the disease, with new infections at..

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U.S. tops 100,000 cases for second straight day [Video]

U.S. tops 100,000 cases for second straight day

Coronavirus cases in the United States surged by at least 120,276 on Thursday, according to a Reuters tally, the second consecutive daily record rise. The new cases have been accompanied by a steep..

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U.S. sets new record for coronavirus cases [Video]

U.S. sets new record for coronavirus cases

The United States set a one-day record for new coronavirus cases on Wednesday with at least 102,591 new infections. Hospitals in several states reported a rising tide of patients. Emma Jehle reports.

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US presidential polls: Biden wins 192 electoral votes, Trump crawling at 114 [Video]

US presidential polls: Biden wins 192 electoral votes, Trump crawling at 114

As votes for US presidential elections are being counter, President Donald Trump and Republican nominee has won states of Indiana, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia, Arkansas, South Dakota,..

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David Andahl, 55, Dies; Elected Posthumously in North Dakota

He caught Covid-19 as the virus surged across the state. How to fill his vacant seat in the state legislature remained in dispute.
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Coronavirus updates: North Dakota is now requiring face masks; one of last COVID-19-free counties reports case; Nevada gov. tests positive

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North Dakota wants nurses with COVID-19 to keep working

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What Places Are Hardest Hit by the Coronavirus? It Depends on the Measure.

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GOP candidate who died of COVID-19 wins North Dakota election

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North Dakota sets records for virus deaths, cases, hospitalizations

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A North Dakota state legislative candidate has been elected despite dying last month due to complications from Covid 19.David Andahl, 55, won the June primary over the longtime incumbent Governor Doug..
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Republican state legislature candidate in North Dakota who died of COVID-19 in October wins election

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COVID-19 cases soar in all but 8 U.S. states

As fall approaches, coronavirus cases are soaring in the U.S. in all but eight states. Hawaii, California, Arizona, Idaho, Wyoming, North Dakota, Georgia, and Vermont are the exception to the rise in..
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Coronavirus updates: 'Winter surge' still looks dire; no vaccine likely before election; 74k US lives can be saved with masks

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Savanna's Act is law: Donald Trump signs bill to address missing and murdered Native Americans

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Oil advocate: Shocked by ruling on Dakota pipeline

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