Kari Lucin joined the Jamestown Sun as a staff writer in July 2011.
Previously, she worked for about six years at the Daily Globe in Worthington, Minn., as an online content coordinator and staff writer. A graduate of Jackson County Central High School and Augsburg College, she has a bachelor's degree in philosophy and English.
At the Jamestown Sun, Kari is a general assignment reporter, but most typically covers the Stutsman County Commission and the James River Valley Library System.
Find more of her writing at her blog, Oh Look, a Shiny Thing!
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After considering renovating and adding to Alfred Dickey Library, the James River Valley Library System Board of Directors decided to continue pursuing the Essentia site for building a new library. "By the consensus of the committee, those other sites were ruled out," said Dale Marks, president of the board. "Whether we can swing this option with Essentia or not, time will tell.
Four representatives from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development visited Jamestown Monday to gather information from local leaders about their view of North Dakota's future. The North Dakota 2.0 initiative meeting was one of 12 scheduled around the state, including one at 10 a.m. today at the Angry Beaver Lodge in Oakes. The public is invited to attend. "The plan is ...
"Sex Smarts," a sexual abstinence rally for middle school and high school students, will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Jamestown High School. "We know that teens are inundated with sexual messages everywhere they turn -- it's in the music, the media, computer -- and so they're constantly receiving a counterproductive message to staying abstinent," said Troy Gunderson, executive director of James Valley Youth for Christ. Youth for Christ and the Jamestown Youth Ministries have had the rally annually since 1998.
The U.S. Department of Transportation has officially selected Great Lakes Aviation, of Cheyenne, Wyo., to provide air service to Jamestown Regional Airport, starting in mid-March. "We're pleased that we finally got this going.
The 2011 Outstanding Citizen of the Year Award will go to a couple that spends hundreds of hours a year helping people, not because they feel they should, but because they love it. Longtime Jamestown residents Don and Joyce Bentz have dedicated their lives to serving others, with a special focus on children that led them to become foster parents for 70 children in 17 years and help organize recent drives for Kids Against Hunger. "If you want something to do that will make you feel good, you should be involved, do some volunteer work," Don said. "I feel that's what we were put on this earth
No one at the first meeting of the newly-formed Stutsman County/Township Roads Taskforce Monday disputed the fact that rural roads within the county need help. In the past, the condition of the roads -- and who should pay to fix them -- has been a controversial issue. "I hope we're not going to get into fisticuffs tonight, because we're all here to learn," said Pam Phillips, chairman of the Local and Regional Issues Committee for the Jamestown Area Chamber of Commerce. "...
Pirates will once again take over Stutsman Harley-Davidson Saturday, raising money for the Jamestown Regional Medical Center Hospice Foundation in the Polar Pig Splash. Participants in the Polar Pig Splash walk the plank for hospice. Starting at noon, they will jump into an 800-gallon tank of water during one of the coldest months of the year. "We raised about $12,000 last year," said Don Wegner, activities director for the Harley Owners Group of Jamestown. "...
Sleet, snow and freezing rain may be on the way for Stutsman and surrounding counties late Saturday and early Sunday morning. "The winter storm watch has been issued, not because anybody should panic, but because we need to watch the situation," advised John Wheeler, chief meteorologist with WDAY. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm watch for snow, sleet and freezing rain starting at midnight today and ending at 6 p.m.
The Jamestown Regional Airport Authority got two new members, a new vice chairman and a new treasurer Wednesday. "I've been in Jamestown my whole life, until about nine years ago, I moved to southern California," said Jeff Wilhelm, one of the new members, who had been involved with the airport and the City Council previously.
Counselors have had a presence in schools for a long time, but their roles -- and their students' needs -- have changed. "Our district and our state has been very supportive of counseling," said Donette Rasmussen, a counselor at Jamestown Middle School and the counseling department chair for Jamestown Public Schools.