Changes in how voter identification is required in North Dakota are most likely to affect college students, residents in long-term care facilities and people who have moved recently. North Dakota law has required voter identification since 2003, but previously, a voter without a valid ID was permitted to complete an affidavit on Election Day and vote. “Now when you vote, upfront you have to have identification,” said Al Jaeger, secretary of state for North Dakota. For most people, that will mean a driver’s license, but there are other valid IDs as well — state-issued non-driver’s iden
Alden Kollman, who built much of the two-story gazebo outside the Stutsman County Memorial Museum, speaks during its dedication Saturday. Kari Lucin / The Sun
Using a painstaking process originally developed in the 1600s, artist Linda Whitney creates prints that bring out the many shades and textures black ink on a white field can have. Her work pairs jingle dancers with Betty Boop, the fine feathers of a chicken and a metal sheriff’s badge and “The Space between History and Hollywood” — the title of Whitney’s mezzotint exhibit at the Arts Center in Jamestown. “It’s very time-intensive.
A community garden is blooming in downtown Wimbledon, and one local woman is hoping to raise funds for improvements, including a door to the dining area of the Wimbledon Community Grocery and Café. LuAnn Martin, of rural Wimbledon, sought and received permission to create the green space from the community board running the grocery store about five years ago. “I said I’d like to do a project with the vacant lot that the store owns next door, and they approved it,” Martin said. And with a lot of effort, both her own and from other community members, Martin built a small garden out of the vac
Just two administrative hurdles remain for the Courtenay Wind Farm following the Stutsman County Commission’s approval of its road maintenance agreement Tuesday. In order to move forward, Geronimo Energy will have to place $1 million into an escrow account to cover costs, and it will also have to finalize 911 addresses for all the potential turbine locations involved in the project. “Then they would have the authorization to proceed,” said Casey Bradley, county auditor/chief operating officer. According to Bradley, the project could begin sometime within the next month or so, but it will ha
Stutsman County commissioners toured the Stutsman County Correctional Center Tuesday to see changes made since a 2012 study on the facility. Jail consultant David Prachar made a number of sweeping recommendations in his 2012 report, many aimed at making the 94-person capacity jail safer and more efficient, and others aimed at eliminating its $440,000 budget deficit. Two years later, many of the recommended changes have been made, such as implementing video visitation and keeping people out of secured areas. “Down here all of our visitation is done,” said Darin Goter, deputy administrator of
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After two weeks at Jamestown Regional Medical Center, its new CEO and President K.C. DeBoer is still just getting started. “Right now the key is really getting to know all the people and seeing how it all fits together,” DeBoer said. “… every hospital is a little different.” DeBoer replaces Todd Hudspeth, who resigned Jan.
By Kari Lucin The Jamestown Sun The Rev. Christian Senyoni gave a message of hope for God’s healing and reconciliation at the National Day of Prayer meeting Thursday at City Hall. “I am grateful that I survived, but I believe this comes with a tremendous responsibility,” Senyoni said, telling the crowd of his survival during the Rwandan genocide of 1994.
After six weeks of lessons, Katherine Adams’ students know the basics of ballet and modern dance, plus a little hip-hop — and along the way, they’ve learned about magnets, math and French. Adams, an education coordinator with the Northern Plains Dance in Bismarck, has been teaching kindergarten through second grade Jamestown Public Schools students as part of a residency program through the Arts Center. “The majority of them are really enjoying it,” Adams said.