Workers are forced to use barges to make repairs to one of the three electricity feeds for Aberdeen.
The 115-kilovolt line crosses the James River and went down after ice sheared off the poles that held the line.
Bad weather has resulted in a “dangerously low” blood supply in the Aberdeen area, says Stacey Majkrzak of United Blood Services, which serves northeast South Dakota, all of North Dakota and a small portion of Minnesota.
Equipment failure is blamed for the loss of power to about 10,000 Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. customers in South Dakota and southern North Dakota on Tuesday night.
MDU says a circuit breaker failed at Ellendale, N.D., and some customers lost power for up to three hours.
The Jamestown High School gymnastics team got off to a fast start Thursday in South Dakota.
Led by all-around winner Kaitlin Walsh, the Blue Jays easily outscored Aberdeen 136.950-128.150 to open the season with a dual win.
“Overall, it was a really good start,” said coach Dave Tews. “We’re very proud of the way the kids competed. They did a nice job today.”
The Jamestown College golf teams are still waiting for their season opener.
The Jimmies were scheudled to compete in the Presentation College Invitational tournament on Monday in Aberdeen, S.D., but that tournament was rained out.
Fire officials are blaming an electric motor for a fire that broke out Saturday at an ethanol plant at Mina.
The fire at the Glacial Lakes Energy plant at Mina broke out about 4 p.m. Saturday. Fire crews were on the scene for about 90 minutes.
The Jamestown Merchants split an amateur baseball doubleheader at Aberdeen on Saturday.
Aberdeen came back from three runs down to edge the Merchants 9-8 in the opener. The Merchants won a one-run decision in the second game, 4-3.
Bryan Erstad had three doubles in the doubleheader, one in the opening game and two in the second contest.
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