David Luessen / The Sun With temperatures in the 70s Friday, it appeared to be the right day for a beach party for St. John’s Academy first-graders, shown hula dancing prior to breaking into a limbo competition.
Excitement was thick in the air as a group of students at Gussner Elementary School waited for their ride Thursday. The students were the top sellers in the Gussner PTO Fall Fundraiser, and the ride was a pristine black limousine that would give them a tour of the city and back to Gussner for a pizza party. The fundraiser was coordinated through Great American Opportunities, a fundraising company that offers catalogues with a wide variety of merchandise to students to circulate among their friends, families and neighbors. Principal Da
Loral Iverson Hannaher, an art instructor at Minnesota State University Moorhead, will be the featured artist in the newest exhibit at the Arts Center today through Nov.
A team of massage therapists is hoping the public will help them rub out hunger. Local massage therapists and reflexologists will offer 10-minute massages or reflexology treatments for a minimum $10 donation from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday in the Jamestown Business Center to benefit hungry children. The fifth annual, unnamed event donates all the proceeds from the massages, as well as from a bake sale sponsored by Noridian Healthcare Services, to the Community Action Region VI Weekend Backpack Program.
The Stutsman County Commission approved the allocation of land for a crew camp and a tax incentive plan for the CHS nitrogen fertilizer plant to be built in the Spiritwood Energy Park at its regular meeting Tuesday. The Jamestown/Stutsman Development Corp.
The Jamestown Public School Board unanimously approved Monday to contract for a demographics study of the district. Superintendent Rob Lech said he met last week with a representative of RSP and Associates, a firm that has done demography studies for several districts across the country, including North Dakota districts in West Fargo, Fargo, Mandan, Watford City and, most recently, Williston. Lech said he was “very confident” in the quality of the work done in those districts. “In Mandan five years after the initial demography study,
With less than three weeks until the election, property tax improvements are the highest priority for all three candidates in the state tax commissioner race. Republican incumbent Ryan Rauschenberger, who was appointed tax commissioner by Gov. Jack Dalrymple in November 2013, said his office has already made strides in working with state lawmakers to offer property tax relief.
Voters wishing to avoid the crowds on Election Day Nov. 4 can vote early at the Stutsman County Courthouse beginning Monday. Voters will decide on the one senator and two representatives from District 29, which includes areas of Stutsman, Foster and LaMoure counties. Also on the ballot are seven statewide offices, eight statewide ballot initiatives, four candidates for three Stutsman County Commission seats, one city ordinance and one county ballot initiative. Stutsman County Auditor/Chief Operating Officer Casey Bradley said the courthouse will be open to voters from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Two out of three candidates in the North Dakota tax commissioner’s race had positive reactions to a recent poll that showed more respondents were undecided than in support of any of them. The third questioned the poll’s methodology. The poll, commissioned by Forum Communications Co. and conducted by the University of North Dakota College of Business and Public Administration, found 41 percent of respondents were undecided between Republican incumbent Ryan Rauschenberger, Democratic challenger Jason Astrup and Libertarian candidate Anthony Mangnall.
With some uncertainty about the incumbent’s campaign, more than two-fifths of North Dakotans are undecided on whom to support in the state tax commissioner race, according to new poll results. The poll, commissioned by Forum Communications Co. and conducted by the University of North Dakota College of Business and Public Administration, found 41 percent of respondents were undecided between Republican incumbent Ryan Rauschenberger, Democratic challenger Jason Astrup and Libertarian candidate Anthony Mangnall.