AG: North Dakota Gov. Burgum Can't Fill Dead Candidate's SeatNorth Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum has no authority to appoint a coal company executive to fill a state House seat won by a Republican candidate who died before the election, the attorney general said Wednesday.
MDH: 'COVID Fatigue' Driving Up New Minnesota Infections“The decision to not stay home when you're ill, to not get tested, to go to a gathering, not wear a mask isn't just about you. It's about the entire state and the next few months we're going to have,” MDH Commissioner Jan Malcolm said.
'We're Not Doing Well. I'm Very Concerned': Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney Wants 'Dramatic' Steps In Response To COVID-19The mayor of North Dakota's largest city said Monday he'd like to see a statewide mask mandate as the coronavirus spins out of control and in the meantime invoked emergency powers to require face coverings in most settings that don't involve family members.
Some In North Dakota Wish For Gov. Doug Burgum To Be More Aggressive Against COVID-19Gus Ereth, a 71-year-old retired railroad worker, thinks Burgum's done a good job overall and is a lock for reelection — the governor has his vote — but would like to see him be more aggressive against the virus, even if it angers some conservatives. Ereth said a mask mandate would help.
Political Tensions Rise As COVID-19 Cases Surge In Dakotas, WisconsinA 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.