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July 19, 2016
Power out to 670 in Jamestown Monday
Part of southwest Jamestown, including most of the downtown area, was out of power for 1 hour and 20 minutes early Monday morning. Cris Oehler, vice president of public relations for Otter Tail Power Co., said 670 customers starting at 3:52 a.m. were out of power due to equipment...
July 19, 2016 - 5:00am
July 6, 2016
Operation Round Up approves grants
The Northern Plains Electric Operation Round Up Board of Directors approved grants at its March meeting totaling $10,400 to help support worthy causes. These charitable grants are made possible through the generosity of Northern Plains Electric Cooperative members who voluntarily...
July 6, 2016 - 6:51am
June 29, 2016
No garbage pickup on Monday
Garbage will not be picked up Monday due to the Fourth of July holiday. As a result, Monday’s garbage will be picked up on Tuesday, Tuesday's garbage will be picked up on Wednesday, and Wednesday's and Thursday's garbage will be picked up on Thursday. There will be no changes for...
June 29, 2016 - 6:47am
June 24, 2016
City moving toward stormwater utility
Residents could see an increase of $2.10 per month to utility bills after the Jamestown Public Works Committee moved closer to adopting a stormwater utility during its meeting Thursday. The $2.10 fee is based on preliminary estimates, according to Jamestown Mayor Katie Andersen. The...
June 24, 2016 - 7:15am
June 3, 2016
Water utility maintenance planned for next week
Water service to parts of Jamestown will be disrupted on Tuesday and Wednesday for utility service work, according to the city engineer’s office. On Tuesday, a planned outage will affect homes on 2nd Avenue Southeast between Fifth Street Southeast and 7th Street Southeast. On Wednesday,...
June 3, 2016 - 10:08am
June 2, 2016
Gas line break affects 20 homes in Jamestown
Around 20 homes lost gas service Thursday after construction caused a gas line break in Northwest Jamestown. Mark Hanson, spokesman for Montana-Dakota...
June 2, 2016 - 3:02pm
March 29, 2016
Saturday outage affects Jamestown
A Saturday power outage in Jamestown that left around 2,300 Jamestown residents without service for a half hour was caused by an underground equipment failure, according to Otter Tail Power Co. The outage occurred at about 12:05 p.m., according to Cris Oehler, vice president of...
March 29, 2016 - 7:02am
February 9, 2016
No garbage pick-up due to Presidents Day
Due to the Presidents Day holiday on Monday, the city will not have any garbage pick-up that day. During that week, Monday's garbage route will be picked up on Tuesday. Tuesday's route will be picked up on Wednesday; Wednesday and Thursday's routes will be picked up on Thursday,...
February 9, 2016 - 6:55am
January 13, 2016
No garbage pickup Monday
Due to the Martin Luther King Day Holiday, there will be no garbage pickup on Monday. Monday’s garbage route will be picked up on Tuesday. Tuesday’s route will be picked up on Wednesday; Wednesday and Thursday’s routes will be picked up on Thursday with normal garbage pickup...
January 13, 2016 - 7:48am
December 12, 2015
New Rockford gets loan for water main project
The Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Program has awarded a loan to the city of New Rockford for a water main replacement project. This is the second loan awarded from the DWSRF Program administered by the North Dakota Department of Health. The $270,000 DWSRF loan will be applied...
December 12, 2015 - 8:06am
December 11, 2015
Equipment failure cause of early morning outage
Equipment failure on top of a power line pole was the apparent cause of a 51-minute power outage early Thursday affecting 350 customers. The outage occurred from about 3:50 a.m. to approximately 5:40 a.m. “A piece of equipment on a power pole malfunctioned and burned, causing a...
December 11, 2015 - 6:50am
December 10, 2015
Northeast Jamestown has early morning power outage
An equipment failure and fire on a power pole left about 350 Jamestown residents without power early this morning, according to Chris Oehler, spokesperson for Otter Tail Power Company. The malfunction occurred at about 3:50 a.m. this morning and resulted in an outage affecting part...
December 10, 2015 - 10:44am
November 20, 2015
No garbage to be picked up Thursday
No garbage will be picked up Thursday due to the Thanksgiving Day holiday, according to the city engineer’s office. Thursday’s garbage will be picked up on Wednesday, and all other pickups will occur on the regularly scheduled day. All pickup routes begin at 7 a.m. The baling...
November 20, 2015 - 7:09am
November 13, 2015
Substation failure causes outage in Jamestown
A mechanical failure in an electrical substation caused a brief power outage for customers on the east side of Jamestown this afternoon. Cris Oehler, vice president of public relations for Otter Tail Power Co., said the outage started at 1:50 p.m., and workers restored power at 2:20...
November 13, 2015 - 7:21am
November 7, 2015
Wall Street flat as rate hike eyed; banks counter utilities drop
NEW YORK — U.S. stocks ended little changed on Friday, with a rise in financials countered by a slide in utilities and other sectors. Wall Street took the strong U.S. jobs report as evidence the Federal Reserve will soon raise interest rates. Since the Fed last week opened the...
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November 7, 2015 - 9:04am