Zita Virus Case Confirmed in North Dakota
Posted by KSJB News on 4/28/2016 10:41:00 AM.
Bismarck, N.D.— (Jennifer Skjod) - The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) recently received confirmation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that a woman who traveled to Puerto Rico while pregnant has tested positive for Zika virus. While Zika is associated with microcephaly and other birth defects, none have been identified in the infant. As a precaution, the NDDoH plans to monitor the infant for a year. The woman is the first North Dakota resident to test positive for Zika.

Local Law Officers Recognized for Safety Efforts
Posted by KSJB News on 4/28/2016 10:30:00 AM.
BISMARCK - (Ashlee Doan) - Over 160 representatives of law enforcement, transportation, engineering, public health and other safety agencies from across the state discussed traffic safety at the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) annual Traffic Safety Partner Summit in Bismarck, sponsored by AAA North Dakota and Oxy Oil and Gas. 

Bergquist: One Siren Failed During Warning Exercise
Posted by KSJB News on 4/27/2016 6:09:00 PM.
JAMESTOWN - Emergency Manager Jerry Bergquist says Stutsman County participated in the simulated state-wide tornado exercise Wednesday morning, April 27 as part of Severe Summer Weather Awareness Week. The exercise began at 11:15 a.m. with a test tornado warning initiated by the National Weather Service.

Motor Vehicle Branch Offices Closing for Training
Posted by KSJB News on 4/27/2016 1:04:00 PM.
BISMARCK - Next month, a number of Motor Vehicle Branch offices across the state will temporarily close for two days to attend mandatory staff training affecting vehicle registration and renewal services.  The Bottineau and Bowman offices are not closing for the training.

Some Renters in ND Can Get Property Tax Releif
Posted by KSJB News on 4/27/2016 11:01:00 AM.


BISMARCK, N.D. – Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger reminds North Dakota residents that they may qualify for property tax relief, even if they rent their primary residence.  Qualifying individuals may be eligible for a partial refund of their rent. 

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