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ND Justices Rule Against Hairstylist Who Defied Governor’s Pandemic Orders



(Bismarck, ND)  —  The North Dakota Supreme Court is siding with the state against a hairstylist who defied Governor Doug Burgum’s pandemic orders.  The justices entered their ruling yesterday in a test of Burgum’s authority to temporarily restrict businesses as a public health measure.  The case stems from a dispute over the operation of a Minot nursing home’s hair salon during the early months of the pandemic when Burgum had ordered salons and barbershops to close.