Dave Luessen, The Jamestown Sun
Shrine Circus Chairman Richard Klose said Monday afternoon that tonight’s circus at the Jamestown Civic Center is still planned to go on despite a brutal winter storm that began blanketing the city with snow yesterday. Tickets are available at the Civic Center for $10 for adults, $6 for children 12 and younger and admission is free for 2-year-olds and under.
The South Central Dakota Regional Council unanimously voted Wednesday to apply for two grants that, if awarded, would assist small manufacturing businesses and hire building inspectors. One grant is through the Bush Foundation’s Innovation program and would allow the council to establish a regional building inspections department to monitor construction in the nine counties the SCDRC serves: Barnes, Dickey, Foster, Griggs, LaMoure, Logan, McIntosh, Stutsman and Wells. Deb Kantrud, executive director of the council, said the lack of building inspection services in the nine counties is a conce
Arson charges were filed against two suspects in an Oct. 21 fire that caused an estimated $2.5 million in damage to Faith Lutheran Church in Valley City. Andrew Michael Miklas, 25, of Valley City, has been charged with arson, a Class B felony; endangering by fire or explosion, a Class C felony; two counts of burglary, a Class C felony, and theft of property, a Class B misdemeanor.
Stutsman County is relatively healthier compared to other areas of the state where influenza cases have spiked dramatically over the past few weeks. On Thursday the North Dakota Department of Health reported 843 cases of laboratory-confirmed influenza from Dec. 19 to Jan. 9, a sharp rise from the 88 cases that had been reported from Sept. 1 to Dec. 18. The department said Burleigh, Ward, Cass, Morton and Williams counties had the highest number of total reported flu cases in the state with 223, 98, 94, 71 and 64, respectively. Stutsman County has reported 10 cases. On Jan. 3 the U.S.