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Jeremy Turley

Jeremy Turley is a Bismarck-based reporter for Forum News Service, which provides news coverage to publications owned by Forum Communications Company.

Since joining the news service in 2019, Turley has mostly covered state politics, the oil industry and the COVID-19 pandemic. He grew up in Highland Park, Ill., a northern suburb of Chicago, and graduated from the University of Missouri at Columbia with a degree in journalism. Turley speaks English and Spanish. In his free time, Turley enjoys playing disc golf and taking pictures of prairie dogs.

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The Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives passed the "Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act" on Thursday along party lines. Rep. Kelly Armstrong, R-N.D., and Rep. Michelle Fischbach, R-Minn., voted against the bill, which faces a much harder path in the gridlocked Senate.
For the first time since 2003, the North Dakota House and Senate will both have new majority leaders going into a new session of the Legislature.
“The data doesn’t seem to be speaking to the people anymore,” said Grace Njau, an epidemiologist with the state Department of Health. “It’s not just COVID. It’s a much bigger battle, and unfortunately I don’t know if we’re on the winning side.”
Active infections shot up more than 750 on Friday as the highly infectious omicron variant continues to sweep through the state.
Officials say the project is funded by a grant from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
North Dakota's active COVID-19 cases shot up nearly 800 over the previous day. Detected infections in the state have jumped by more than 2,000 since Monday, creating the steepest increase in cases of the pandemic.
North Dakota's active cases shot up Wednesday by nearly 900. The highly infectious omicron variant of COVID-19 represented about 42% of the cases in the state, according to recent analysis, but officials say it will become the dominant strain due to its contagiousness.
Residents should be aware that immunity against the virus gained from a previous bout with the illness may not protect them from the wave of infection currently crashing into North Dakota, said Michelle Dethloff, the infectious disease and epidemiology director with the state Department of Health.
Katelynn Berry, the daughter of Grand Forks County Assistant State's Attorney Carmell Mattison, has been missing for two weeks, leaving her phone, wallet and winter jacket in her apartment. These abandoned belongings later found by police prompted them to start a criminal investigation into her disappearance.
Katelyn Berry, 26, was reported missing from her Sidney, Montana, apartment on Dec. 31. Berry is the daughter of Grand Forks County Assistant State's Attorney Carmell Mattison.