Prison business wants to sell products to state employees

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota is considering whether to allow the state’s 16,000 employees to buy products made by inmates in the state prison system. The coronavirus pandemic has greatly slowed orders from government agencies, tribes and nonprofits for products, especially from the prison labor industry’s furniture operation, as an increasing number of employees work from home. The North…

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Top Republican says Trump committed ‘impeachable offenses’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is facing growing Democratic momentum to impeach him a second time. And a top Republican, Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, says he thinks Trump’s role in encouraging a deadly riot at the Capitol is an “impeachable offense.” But Toomey has stopped short of saying he would vote to remove Trump from office. A Democratic…

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43 new Wyoming COVID-19 cases, no new deaths

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — On Saturday, the Wyoming Department of Health reported 43 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases in the state to 39,925. 1,331 cases are considered active in the state, a decrease of 141 from Friday. An additional 184 people have recovered from the virus. The total number of recoveries is 38,105. The following…

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North Dakota sees 125 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota reported an additional 125 new COVID-19 infections on Saturday and zero new deaths, as the state is seeing some loosened restrictions on business capacities. Overall, more than 94,000 people have been infected with COVID-19 and more than 1,300 have died in North Dakota since the pandemic began. The new figures come a day after…

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SD DOH: 321 total new COVID-19 cases, 14 deaths statewide

PIERRE, S.D. — On Saturday, the South Dakota Department of Health reported 237 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 92,726. 84 of the 321 total cases are considered as new probable cases. 14 South Dakota residents have died due to coronavirus-related complications. The state death toll is now 1,570. 67  confirmed…

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