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Owners of agricultural land in Stutsman County will see their land valuation go up by 5 percent after the Stutsman County Board of Equalization approved the increase as recommended by Tyler Perleberg, the county tax director. The board unanimously approved the change at its meeting Tuesday. Perleberg said land valuation for residential and commercial properties would not increase in 2018 as his office is conducting a major reappraisal project this year.
Two people from NBC News stopped by the North Dakota Democratic-Nonpartisan League District 12/29 “What’s at Stake” Steak Fry Thursday night to talk with people about the 2018 midterm election
If you go What: Fourth Annual Rods and Hogs and Things that go VROOM! Where: 1st Avenue from the railroad tracks south to 3rd Street Southwest When: Noon to 8 p.m. Saturday The Fourth Annual Rods and Hogs and Things that go VROOM vehicle show has a couple of new categories in which vehicles may be judged.
There is a new reason to visit downtown Jamestown on Thursdays this summer. The inaugural Downtown Arts Market will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, June 7, at the Hansen Arts Park on 2nd Street Southwest, between 1st and 2nd Avenues Southwest. Larry Kopp, Arts Center executive director, said the market will be held each Thursday through Aug. 23. Each market will feature a musical act or an open mic night. There will also be children's and adults arts activities and vendor booths.
A sea of pink is visible during the start of the 5K race Saturday, part of the 11th annual Running of the Pink in Jamestown. The annual fundraiser, organized by R.M. Stoudt and Jamestown Regional Medical Center, helps fund breast cancer screenings for women. Chris Olson / The Sun
The six candidates running for three seats on the Jamestown Parks and Recreation Commision call for maintaining the parks' facilities and seeking input from Jamestown residents as top future needs for the Jamestown Parks and Recreation Department. Voters will make their choices on Tuesday, June 12. The six candidates are Mike Landscoot, the only incumbent seeking re-election, and five challengers—Chris Aarhus, Mitch Ostlie, Mindi Schmitz, Mike Soulis and Ryan Schlafman.
A new white bison from Shirek Buffalo Ranch, a descendent of White Cloud, was quick to get out into the summer pasture where the bison herd overseen by the National Buffalo Museum roams each day. “She got out of there (the trailer in which she was transported) so fast, it was like a shot,” said Ilana Xinos, National Buffalo Museum executive director. Xinos said the museum is trying the year-old bison cow out on a trial basis with the herd.
The 2018 Running of the Pink, a fundraiser coordinated by R.M. Stoudt and Jamestown Regional Medical Center, likely had a record setting year with more than 600 registratants, according to Tara Kapp, R.M. Stoudt business development coordinator and one of the event’s organizers. “We hit record numbers,” she said Saturday morning. “We won’t know the final numbers until Monday afternoon, but we had a least 600 and a lot of people registered just before the start Saturday.”
If you go What: "Regalia," an exhibit of mezzotint prints by Linda Whitney When: Ongoing through June 23 Where: The Arts Center, 115 2nd St. SW Details: "Meet the Artist" luncheon from noon to 1 p.m Wednesday, June 6, at the Arts Center. Bring your own lunch, or have lunch provided by the Arts Center for $5. RSVP by Tuesday, June 5.
Absentee voting for the June 12 primary election began earlier this month, but early in-person voting begins Tuesday at the Stutsman County Courthouse. Nicole Meland, Stutsman County auditor/chief operating officer, said voting stands will be set up in the lobby of the courthouse, 511 2nd Ave. SE, and the voting location will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. She said the last day for early voting is Friday, June 8.