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Students celebrate National Popcorn Day
Uber to pay $20 mln to settle U.S. claims it misled drivers
Mexico seizes over a tonne of cannabis on boat from San Diego
U.S. judge delays Texas plan to cut Planned Parenthood funding
U.S. judge delays Texas plan to cut Planned Parenthood funding
nation and world
Carrington's Hewitt signs with Jimmies
Sports shorts for Jan. 19, 2017
Bagwell, Pudge, Raines get Hall calle
Loboes notch road win at Midkota
COMING ON STRONG
It’s not spring, but still...
Letter to the editor: Trump is president-elect because he’s a man
South Dakota needs harsher sentences to deter vehicular homicide
Reject oil spill free pass in ND
Treasurer serves ND well
Darlene Evelyn Fregien
Marion A. Oster
Lois B. Opdahl
Choralaires, Boys' Choir perform Friday, Saturday
Good stress, bad stress, Part 2
Denim and Diamonds Gala set for Saturday
Happenings for Jan. 19, 2017
Bultema-Skyles duo opens UJ’s 2017 musical performances
Group plans solidarity event at Capitol
Hoyt, Schaffer make dean’s list
MSUM to host Campus Preview Days
UJ releases dean’s list
Community calendar of events for Jan. 18, 2017
Births for Jan. 16, 2017
Updated - Deputy, suspect both dead after shootout in ND's Rolette County
December 30, 2016
The fog of fog forecasts
Weather folklore includes the wildly unscientific notion that fog will be followed in about 90 days by storms. By that reckoning, fog in early April means nasty thunderstorms in late June or early July; and fog in early October is a warning to prepare for a blizzard in late December....
December 30, 2016 - 7:37am
December 29, 2016
Water: Too little, too much
Red River floods are recent memories. Red River Valley droughts are not as immediate in the memory files. The too-muchtoo-little story of water in North Dakota is the reflection of not fully understood changes in wet, dry and “normal” conditions that have asserted themselves...
December 29, 2016 - 6:52am
December 28, 2016
Minneapolis, don't shun Wells Fargo over DAPL
There's a quote that's often attributed to Winston Churchill, but really belongs to another former British prime minister, Harold Macmillan. It goes like this: "Jaw, jaw is better than war, war." The Minneapolis City Council should take note - not because of the quote's origin, but...
December 28, 2016 - 7:46am
How voter ID can make ND - and America - great again
To North Dakota lawmakers: Are you interested in helping President-elect Trump fulfill his promise to make America great again? And are you interested in making North Dakota a national leader in that effort? Then take up the cause that's sure not only to be smart policy, but also...
December 28, 2016 - 7:15am
December 26, 2016
‘Stop Trump’ drive doomed to failure
The effort to deny Donald Trump of the presidency by luring his electors to vote for some other candidate was doomed to failure. At the outset, most of the electors were chosen by state conventions and state executive committees before the party’s presidential candidate was known....
December 26, 2016 - 7:48am
Optimism vs. uncertainty on eve of 2017
Even if a bit guarded — and even if a bit tempered by the responsible recognition of uncertainty and challenges at the fore, both for our Northland and for our nation — there is optimism as we get ready to celebrate New Year's. It can be welcomed after decades of dark...
December 26, 2016 - 7:44am
December 24, 2016
Christmas spirit alive and well
It’s Christmas Eve and the spirit of Christmas is all around us. In what has been a rough year for some, even by presidential election standards, a little holiday spirit can go a long way.
December 24, 2016 - 6:56am
Bravo to organizers of Christmas dinner
The Jamestown Sun hands out these bravos this week: * Bravo to organizers of the Community Christmas Dinner held at Victory Lutheran Church. Volunteers served a record 722 people a free turkey dinner with all the trimmings.
December 24, 2016 - 6:53am
December 23, 2016
There has to be a way for Burgum to decline salary
North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum is still serious about refusing his $132,964 salary, and getting the money back into state coffers. While the idea is more symbolism than substance, the symbolism is important to the new governor. He said last week there are legal hurdles to giving his...
December 23, 2016 - 7:24am
December 22, 2016
University of Minnesota responds rightly to allegations of sexual misconduct
Duke lacrosse. Baylor football. Now, the University of Minnesota football scandal, which fits neither of the above narratives. Instead, U of M authorities seem to be finding the elusive middle way. In the Duke lacrosse case, athletes’ lives were upended by accusations of racism...
December 22, 2016 - 6:54am
December 21, 2016
Support the JRMC Cancer Center
The Jamestown Regional Medical Center announced its "Journey to Oncology" campaign to build a cancer center at the hospital on Dec. 13. The JRMC Foundation is now asking for the community's help to raise the funds needed to open the center. Consider donating to the center, and help...
December 21, 2016 - 6:55am
December 20, 2016
Ice and snow, take it slow
We’ve all seen that driver - the guy who zips down the highway at unsafe speeds on snow- or ice-covered roads. Or the motorist who refuses to give room to law-enforcement officers or tow-truck drivers doing their dangerous jobs along a roadside. Eventually, easily avoided mishaps...
December 20, 2016 - 6:50am
December 19, 2016
Leader of Standing Rock tribe not 'sellout'
It is disappointing, but not surprising, that Standing Rock Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault II is being savaged on social media and by other means for asking Dakota Access Pipeline protesters to pack up and go home. He made the request several days ago as extreme winter weather closed...
December 19, 2016 - 6:42am
December 17, 2016
Bravo to two who helped deer
The Jamestown Sun hands out these bravos this week: * Bravo to Brent Harr and the unidentified farmer who helped rescue a deer that had ice and snow covering most of its head on Dec. 8 near Woodworth. Harr, a water operator with Stutsman Rural Water District, saw the deer stumbling...
December 17, 2016 - 6:33am
December 16, 2016
Thank you, Gov. Jack Dalrymple
Wednesday was North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple's last full day in office. Thursday, Doug Burgum started his term in Bismarck as Dalrymple's successor. And for North Dakotans, that transition is both exhilarating and unsettling. Because while Burgum has a terrific reputation as a...
December 16, 2016 - 6:51am