An otherwise-quiet primary election was marred Tuesday by a pair of people seeking petition signatures from voters closer to the polling place entryway than permitted by the North Dakota Century Code. And despite the new voter identification requirements, only a few people were turned away from the polls. Of those, many simply walked from the Jamestown Civic Center polling place across the street to the local Department of Motor Vehicles driver licensing office, got new IDs and returned to the Civic Center to vote. Unofficial results showed that 2,871 ballots had been cast in Stutsman Count
A band of apparent astronauts wearing lime green and tan spacesuits and taking the most complicated showers on planet Earth in the parking lot of the Jamestown Civic Center Monday afternoon was actually firefighters working together on a hazardous materials training exercise. “It’s the first time our regional teams have gotten together,” said Chris Rasmussen, battalion chief with the Fargo Fire Department. Part of the event simply involved networking between members of the two fire departments — Fargo’s and the Jamestown Fire Department — but the bulk of the work focused on practicing decont
Voter turnout has been low in advance of Tuesday’s primary and local election, but no one has been turned away from voting due to the change in voter identification rules. “We encourage people to get out and vote, that’s the biggest thing,” said Casey Bradley, Stutsman County auditor/chief operating officer. Today is the final day for early voting, which will go from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Stutsman County Courthouse. The election proper will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Property values for taxation purposes may increase significantly in some locations within Stutsman County this year, payable in 2015, but that doesn’t necessarily translate to an equivalent increase in individuals’ taxes. The Stutsman County Commission discussed the matter during its annual Stutsman County Board of Equalization meeting Thursday. “It doesn’t mean the taxes are going up 37 or 48 percent,” said Dustin Bakken, Stutsman County tax director, referring to the fact that some locations are having that amount of value increases. Instead, people’s taxes are determined by the amounts o
The Stutsman County Commission is considering asking the city of Jamestown to close a one-block portion of 6th Street Southeast between the courthouse and its parking lots across the street. Then the area could be turned into a larger parking lot to accommodate the recently-increased traffic at the Stutsman County Law Enforcement Center and Stutsman County Courthouse. “I have talked to the fire chief because I know he does not like vacating streets.
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Emergency sirens in the city of Jamestown went off three times Sunday evening while four tornado warnings were issued for Stutsman County. Apparently, however, only one of the tornados touched down 10 to 12 miles west-northwest of Jamestown, the same one that spurred the initial use of the emergency siren. The tornado appeared to start from the ground and go up, said observer Shawn Lange, who was heading out to a field to plant some soybeans when he caught sight of the tornado northwest of Eldridge. “At first it just seemed like a little dust devil, and then it went up and got bigger and bi
JAMESTOWN, N.D. -- Emergency sirens in the city of Jamestown went off three times Sunday evening while four tornado warnings were issued for Stutsman County. Apparently, however, only one of the tornados touched down 10 to 12 miles west-northwest of Jamestown, the same one that spurred the initial use of the emergency siren.
At precisely one minute after midnight tonight, Jamestown Regional Medical Center will switch over to its new electronic medical records system, with many people standing by in a mini-command center to make sure everything goes well. Under Epic OneChart, patients can view their own medical records from home and make appointment requests too, using MyChart. Local clinics — which utilize the same system — can pass medical information to and from JRMC quickly and easily with Epic. “The main difference for us is for continuity for the providers in the community,” said Brandon Vaughan, chief fin
Having left her shoes behind, Hannah Cozby, 7, tests the water of the James River Wednesday in McElroy Park.