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Time is running short on the open enrollment period for the health insurance marketplace, according to Ashley Kelsch, public information officer for the North Dakota Insurance Department. Participants have through Friday, Dec. 15, to update or change policies with changes becoming effective at the first of the year. People who do not take action by Dec. 15 could be automatically renewed to the same or a similar plan as they have now. Those who do not have health insurance in 2018 could be subject to penalties under the Affordable Care Act.
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After seven years, the first website operated by the city of Jamestown crashed last week leaving the city temporarily without a presence on the internet, according to Jeff Fuchs, city administrator. The website provided users with schedules and agendas for upcoming city meetings, contact information for city officials and listed city ordinances and plat descriptions. City staff emailed the agenda of Monday's City Council meeting to those who requested it.
Local rural telecommunications cooperatives that provide internet service to their customers are waiting for more information on a planned repeal of "net neutrality" laws that have been in place since 2015, according to David Crothers, executive director of the North Dakota Association of Telecommunications Cooperatives. "Everybody paints it as black or white," he said. "For the smaller companies, it comes down to where you exchange data. It's more the subtleties of the rules."
Preparations for the planned North Dakota Soybean Processors cr
First-graders at Gussner Elementary School write thank-you letters to those who contribu
Monday may have been the nicest day of a very nice week, according to Jeanine Vining, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Bismarck. "Monday was probably the warmest day of the week," she said, "but that doesn't mean the rest of the week will be cold." Vining said that makes this week a good time, and possibly the last chance, to do any outdoor chores before more serious winter weather sets in.
Time with friends and family were served up with turkey and all the trimmings at the Community Thanksgiving Dinner at Concordia Lutheran Church Thursday. “It’s about being with friends,” said Michelle Vee as she sat with a group of family and friends. One of those friends said she would have had a very different Thanksgiving if it were not for the dinner.
For North Dakota to reach its full potential, all the communities in the state have to reach their potential, according to Gov. Doug Burgum. Burgum spoke to a group of Jamestown leaders at the Harold Newman Arena on the University of Jamestown campus Tuesday as part of his Main Street Initiative. The Main Street Initiative is Burgum’s plan to create a better North Dakota by increasing workforce, improving quality of life and reducing the cost of local infrastructure.
While residential recycling appears to be moving forward, Jamestown residents will face a two-month gap in recycling service. Ralph Friebel, owner of Recycling Center of North Dakota, told the Jamestown Public Works Committee Tuesday that he has received approval for a loan to implement the recycling program.