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E-commerce class Oct. 24 at library

Most Jamestowners know of Scott Bintz. He founded the Real-Truck brickand-mortar store here in town as well as its online counterpart, It’s become a $100 million enterprise, and he continues to spread out in other entrepreneurial endeavors. He was, and is, a successful selfstarter and has agreed to share that talent with the public.

The Jamestown Regional Entrepreneur Center, along with the Friends of the Library, are sponsoring Bintz at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 24, at Alfred Dickey Library. He will bring a program on his experience, what he did to sell through his e-commerce super store, and show how to get started selling products or services online.

Preregistration is required via phone at 252-2217. Be sure to leave your name, phone number and the class you’re coming for, or via email programregistration.

Bintz has begun RH Rebel company, a property and investment corporation dealing in self-storage as well as advising entrepreneurs on getting started in ecommerce. More on that can be found at

Friends of the Library bring adult information and learning opportunities to Jamestown residents as part of its commitment to lifelong learning and sharing valuable information freely.

The Jamestown Regional Entrepreneur Center has recently begun helping aspiring businesses from the campus of the University of Jamestown. Katherine Roth is director and can be reached at 253-4112 or via email at And talking about successful entrepreneurs, there’s a group about to make it their business to scare the dickens out of people.

A group of local North Dakota State Hospital employees has for several years used the Halloween season to help bring in funding for charities and scare people doing it. Known as the Buffalo City Scream Team, this group has a haunted house planned for the adult public (or children with adults escorting them). It, like so many haunted houses in larger cities, has images and rooms full of tricksters that are not geared to small children.

Its “Haunted House 2017” is in the metal, tan-colored building located west of Newman Signs at 1620 8th Ave. SW, where Titan Machinery used to be located. Including this weekend, it will be opened two weekends: Friday and Saturday, Oct. 20 and 21, and Oct. 27 and 28, from 8 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $5 per person (and people must also bring a nonperishable food item for the food bank).

Each year for a number of years, this group of creative individuals has been trying to make Halloween a fun but frightening experience right here at home. It saves distance driving and helps to reduce the risk of accidents due to inebriated drivers. Many church groups have quieter events geared toward families and younger children. This haunted house is not for them. It fills a need for older teens and young adults who would normally drive to nearby cities where a haunted house would be more age-appropriate. In addition to it being a fun place to go for that age group, all profits are distributed locally to charity organizations.

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