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Two Stutsman County commissioners said it will be tough finding a replacement for Casey Bradley, the county auditor/chief operating officer who resigned Thursday. Bradley sent a letter of resignation to the five members of the Stutsman County Commission Thursday. He wrote his last day will be Aug. 4 and that he would assist the county in any way he can to ensure a smooth transition to a new auditor/chief operating officer.
A team of Canadian storm chasers anticipating severe weather were in North Dakota Friday. The seven storm chasers from Tornado Hunters, a Saskatchewan-based freelance media company, had been in Texas on Thursday and were following a storm that was capable of producing tornadoes. “If there is anywhere in America where there will be a tornado today,” said Greg Johnson, a founder of Tornado Hunters, “it will be within 100 miles of Devils Lake.”
Opening statements were heard Thursday morning in the trial of a Bismarck man accused of aggravated assault in Southeast District Court in Jamestown.
If you go What: Opening day for 1883 Stutsman County Courthouse Where: 504 3rd Ave. SE, Jamestown When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 26
There is no one reason why fatal traffic crashes and fatalities are up significantly this year when compared to 2016, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol. Through Monday, there were 42 fatalities in traffic crashes in North Dakota, which is up 48 percent from the same time last year. The number of fatal crashes, 38, is up 46 percent when compared to the same time in 2016.
People who want to do open burning in Stutsman County will now have to pay more attention to the county’s fire danger rating after a new open burning ordinance was approved Tuesday. The Stutsman County Commission approved 4-0, with Commissioner Dale Marks absent, an ordinance which bans open burning when the county’s fire danger rating is “very high” or “extreme” or when the National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning.
Rachelle King said she wanted to lay in her hammock in Klaus Park, enjoy the sunshine Tuesday morning, and read a little. Instead, she spent part of her morning talking with a Jamestown Police Department officer, who responded to a complaint about someone setting up a hammock in the park. “I have really enjoyed being here, the people have been awesome,” King said. “I’m just shocked someone would call in after me being here less than 10 minutes.”
The Friends of the James River Valley Library System hosted events this week for "Love Your Library" Week. Events included an open house Thursday at Alfred Dickey Library in Jamestown. Chris Olson / The Sun
A Jamestown man was sentenced to serve four years concurrently on two felony charges Friday in Southeast District Court in Jamestown. Jesse Johnson, 33, pleaded guilty in January to gross sexual imposition, a Class A felony, and possession of certain materials prohibited, a Class C felony.
The Jamestown Reservoir Cabin Owners Association has asked North Dakota’s congressional delegation to draft legislation that would allow the federal government to sell the cabin lots on the Jamestown Reservoir to each cabin owner. The Stutsman County Park Board Tuesday unanimously supported having Sens. John Hoeven, R-N.D., and Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., and Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., work on draft legislation that would allow the sale of the reservoir’s cabin lots to the cabin owners.