The Stutsman County Commission agreed Tuesday to rescind the bids for a road project in Spiritwood at the request of CHS Inc., which has put its proposed nitrogen fertilizer plant on hold. “The money spent on the road projects will be billed back” to CHS, said Casey Bradley, Stutsman County auditor/chief operating officer.
Whiteout conditions reigned as a spring blizzard battered the region Monday, forcing roads and schools to close and causing widespread event cancellations. “Once the conditions deteriorate and there’s no visibility, travel is just basically near impossible, so the best thing to do is stay home,” said Corey King, emergency response specialist and meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Bismarck. Snowfall totals are predicted to be 6 to 10 inches for much of the area, with some locations receiving 10 to 14 inches.
Interstate 94 has shut down from Bismarck to Fargo, Interstate 29 has been closed from the South Dakota border to the Canadian border, and U.S.
People should go home and stay there for the duration of the blizzard buffeting the region, officials at the city, county and state levels say. Due to near-zero visibility even in town, the city of Jamestown pulled its plows from the streets this afternoon and Interstate 94 has been closed from Bismarck to Fargo. “Stay home if you can, and tomorrow, just watch the weather again,” said Chad Kaiser, Stutsman County sheriff. “If you don’t need to travel out in this stuff, don’t travel.”
The Jamestown Area Chamber of Commerce’s Home & Garden Show brought in good-sized crowds to the Jamestown Civic Center Saturday and Sunday. The show featured vendors from North Dakota and surrounding states. Chris Olson / The Sun
University of Jamestown students start the run at the Knights Society Boxer Mile Saturday. The run/walk raised about $300 for the Children’s Cancer Fund of America. Kari Lucin / The Sun
The annual German Supper at St. John’s Lutheran Church on Saturday will feature a wide variety of German delicacies, from knephla soup to sausage from Wishek, N.D., sauerkraut and kuchen. Proceeds from the dinner will help 14 young people go on mission trips, and everyone is invited to attend. “The kids sell tickets and work at the event,” said the Rev. Suzi Orlopp, pastor at St. John’s. Tickets are also available at the door during the supper, which will be served from 4:30 to 7 p.m.
There may be no such thing as a free lunch, but there are free suppers from 5 to 7 p.m. every Tuesday at the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. “I’ve been praying for the last couple years for some outreach our church could do for the community,” said Terri Krovoza, head of the church’s community services group. This week’s Friendship Supper — the second — had about 20 people from the community in attendance, along with about 30 people from the church itself, and featured knephla soup and grilled cheese sandwiches. “It was very encouraging.
Fewer than 10 Cargill employees in North Dakota — some in southeastern North Dakota — will be affected by its move to outsource one of its information technology departments to a company based in India, a Cargill representative said Wednesday. Only the employees in the IT Infrastructure Services department will be affected, according to a company press release. Worldwide, that means 900 employees. “Of those employees, some will be retained by Cargill, some will be offered roles with Tata Consulting Services (TCS) on the Cargill account or other accounts, and some will transition out of the
Jamestown High School grad Chad Pringle is the new warden of James River Correctional Center. Pringle, who was previously the deputy warden at JRCC, replaces Warden Don Redmann, who was promoted to director of facility operations for the North Dakota State Penitentiary system. “I feel pretty lucky to be able to take over here, at such a well-run prison,” Pringle said. He grew up in Jamestown and earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice at Moorhead State University. His work in corrections began with an internship with the juvenile corrections facility Home on the Range, and after he