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December 2, 2009
Survey: Rural Midwest still in recession
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Rural areas in middle America are being hit particularly hard by what could be another dip into recession for the region, according to a survey of business leaders and supply managers in nine Midwest and Plains states released Tuesday. November's Business Conditions...
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December 2, 2009 - 8:28am
November 25, 2009
Seat belt use rare out in rural North Dakota
Not wearing a seat belt is a problem in the farming communities of LaMoure County, a problem the sheriffs' department is working to combat, said Robert Fernandes, county sheriff. "It just makes sense to wear a seat belt," Fernandes said. "There's no doubt about it. They just save...
November 25, 2009 - 7:24am
November 3, 2009
Fargo Rep. Schneider resigns N.D. House seat
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- Fargo state Rep. Jasper Schneider has resigned from the North Dakota House. The 30-year-old Democrat recently was appointed as North Dakota's director for the federal Agriculture Department's Rural Development agency. Schneider's resignation took effect...
November 3, 2009 - 11:44am
October 31, 2009
Water project receives grant
The expansion project of the Stutsman Rural Water District received a $400,000 grant as part of an Interior Department appropriations bill ap-proved by Congress Friday. The money will allow the district to begin work in preparation for a future major expansion. The bill also included...
October 31, 2009 - 3:48am
October 30, 2009
Rural fire departments challenged by lack of funds, volunteers
Merricourt, N.D., used to have its own fire department. Now fires in and around the town are fought by fire departments in Ellendale, N.D., and...
October 30, 2009 - 6:29am
October 27, 2009
Jamestown Rural Fire Department buys new truck
The Jamestown Rural Fire Department purchased a new water truck this month, replacing a 32-year old unit it retired this fall. The new, 2,000-gallon...
October 27, 2009 - 8:17am
October 17, 2009
Survey suggests Plains economy improving
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- For a second straight month, a survey of rural bankers in 11 Midwest and Plains states suggests economic conditions are improving but remain weak. According to a report issued Thursday by economist Ernie Goss of Creighton University in Omaha, the overall index...
October 17, 2009 - 7:52am
October 14, 2009
JRFD responds to grain dryer fire
Two units of the Jamestown Rural Fire Department responded to a grain dryer fire at Country Grain Cooperative in Eldridge. The units were dispatched at 3 a.m. "There was minimal damage," said Rick Woehl, assistant fire chief. "They dumped the dryer and found a little smoldering grain." Six...
October 14, 2009 - 9:46am
September 10, 2009
Hospital CEO says merger could help rural area
FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- The chief executive of North Dakota's largest hospital says merging with a South Dakota health system could create the nation's largest rural health care network. Officials say the merger of MeritCare of Fargo and Sanford Health of Sioux Falls, S.D., would...
September 10, 2009 - 11:48am
August 22, 2009
Rural radiology project launched
MINOT (AP) -- Minot's Trinity Health has launched a rural radiology outreach initiative. It will enable 15 rural clinics and health care centers to send radiology scans electronically to the Minot hospital for assessment. Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., said that will reduce the time...
August 22, 2009 - 7:51am
July 18, 2009
DNAREC holds annual meeting
The North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives held its 66th annual meeting June 22-23 at the Best Western Ramkota Hotel in Bismarck. Through the theme "Leading the Way," NDAREC used the meeting to explore ways in which co-ops will be called upon to help lead the way...
July 18, 2009 - 7:44am
June 26, 2009
County to get water grant
A $400,000 grant to improve the infrastructure of the Stutsman Rural Water District was included by Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., in an Interior Department Appropriations bill Tuesday. The grant, if approved, will be used to add an additional pipeline along an existing line to increase...
June 26, 2009 - 7:12am
June 5, 2009
Firefighters put out house fire north of Jamestown
The Jamestown Rural Fire Department rural house fire responded to a house fire north of Jamestown this afternoon. The fire was reported to be in the kitchen of a home about 14 miles north and 1 mile east of Jamestown. The fire has since been put out and at 1:55 p.m. firefighters...
June 5, 2009 - 1:55pm
May 4, 2009
Rural agency to be at disaster centers
The United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development Agency will be at area Disaster Response Centers this week to provide housing assistance: LaMoure, N.D.: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today, LaMoure Civic Center, 33 Center Ave. E. Valley City, N.D.: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday,...
May 4, 2009 - 7:22am
April 19, 2009
Grass fire reported southeast of Jamestown
The Jamestown Rural Fire Department is being dispatched to put out a grass fire reported at 3962 89th Ave. S.E. According to scanner reports, the land is owned by Harold Kantrud.
April 19, 2009 - 3:41pm