Charly Haley covers city government for the Grand Forks Herald. As night reporter, she also has many general assignments. Haley is a graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead, and her hometown is Sartell, Minn.
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Angie Allmer is often needed in two places at once. The registered nurse may be tending to a child at one Jamestown school, when someone from another school calls her,...
The Salvation Army in Jamestown is now able to purchase bus tickets, despite some previous communication issues with Jefferson Lines bus service. “We’re rolling now, we’re just waiting for people...
The Jamestown sanitary sewer project is partially behind schedule, but still making progress, said Darrell Hournbuckle, project engineer for Interstate Engineering. The sewer pipe work and lift station construction are...
Community members are welcomed to “take back the night” Monday as part of an event to raise awareness of domestic violence and sexual abuse. Take Back the Night, hosted by...
Investigators say arson was the cause of the Valley City church fire that resulted in more than $1 million in damage Monday morning. Valley City Fire Chief Gary Retterath said Wednesday that with the assistance of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and state fire marshals, "We all agreed that it was a set fire at the church." The investigation at Faith Lutheran Church is being turned over to federal and state investigators and the Valley City Police Department, Retterath said. The fire at Faith Lutheran Church happened around 4 a.m.
VALLEY CITY, N.D. - An early morning fire at a church here Monday caused upward of $1 million in damage, leaving a congregation heartbroken. The first 911 call of the blaze at Faith Lutheran Church came in at 3:41 a.m., said Gary Retterath, Valley City fire chief. When he arrived on scene at 251 4th St.
The almost constant rainfall Friday and Saturday brought "above normal" levels of precipitation to Jamestown, a meteorologist said. It rained 1.34 inches in Jamestown Friday and .4 inches Saturday, said Patrick Ayd, meteorologist at the National Weather Service office in Bismarck. Over the past 14 days, rainfall has averaged from .75 to 1.5 inches above normal in Stutsman County, Ayd said. On Aug.
With "now hiring" signs around town and online job postings touting "Jamestown, N.D.," many Jamestown businesses are struggling to find workers. "There's definitely a need for workforce in the area," said Kelly Bossert, customer service office manager at Job Service North Dakota's Jamestown office. Stutsman County had 3 percent unemployment in August, according to Job Service data provided by Bossert.
Recommendations for Jamestown Public Schools' teacher negotiations weren't exactly what either side proposed. The North Dakota Education Fact Finding Commission recommended a 4 percent salary increase for the 2013-2014 school year, and about a 4.3 percent increase for the 2014-2015 school year, according to a report released Friday. This differs from the Jamestown Public School Board's final salary offer of a 4 percent increase for both school years, and the Jamestown Education Association's final offer of a 4.25 percent increase for 2013-2014 and a 4.5 percent increase for 2014-2015. Both
Jamestown Public Schools and St. John's Academy are both dismissing classes at 1 p.m. this week, starting Tuesday, due to the high heat index forecast. Officials from both schools met Monday afternoon to make the decision, said Robert Lech, superintendent for Jamestown Public Schools. Lech said that while some Jamestown school buildings may be better equipped than others to handle the heat, officials thought it would be best for all schools in the district to keep the same schedule.