North Dakota reports 8 new COVID-19 deaths, 169 more cases

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota health officials say an additional eight people have died from complications due to COVID-19, and 169 more people have been confirmed to have the virus. The new figures reported Saturday bring the state’s death toll to 1,411 and the total number of cases to 96,720 since the pandemic began. The state says more than…

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SD DOH: 247 total new COVID-19 cases, 12 deaths statewide

PIERRE, S.D. — On Saturday, the South Dakota Department of Health reported 209 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 95,683. 38 of the 247 total cases are considered as new probable cases. 12 South Dakota residents have died from coronavirus-related complications. The state death toll is now 1,684. 75 confirmed cases…

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State lawmakers face challenges crafting laws for legalized marijuana

PIERRE, S.D. — One of the biggest challenges facing state lawmakers this session will be crafting the laws and regulations to implement legalized marijuana by July 1. To begin the process, state representative Mike Derby of West Rapid City and the newly formed ‘Cannabis Caucus’ hosted an educational session for their colleagues this week. Going into the meeting, Derby said…

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RCFD responds to overnight suspicious fire on 12th Street 

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Shortly before 3 a.m. Saturday morning, the Rapid City Fire Department was called out for a structure fire in the alley behind the nursing school in the 1000 block of 12th Street. Upon arrival, they noticed a single stall detached garage on fire. Squad 1 on scene first and was able to extinguish the fire quickly….

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Larry King, broadcasting giant for half-century, dies at 87

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Larry King has died at age 87 after a half-century in broadcasting that included interviews with presidents, movie stars and ordinary Joes. The studio and network he co-founded called Ora Media tweeted that he died Saturday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. No cause of death was given. CNN earlier reported he had been hospitalized…

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