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Stutsman County was formally served this week with court papers listing it as a defendant in a class action lawsuit brought by people referring to themselves as "water protectors," according to Casey Bradley, county auditor/chief operating officer. The complaint was prepared by The Water Protector Legal Collective, an initiative of The National Lawyers Guild, according to a press release from WPLC.
Budget cuts within the North Dakota Judicial System are eliminating the two juvenile probation officer positions in Jamestown, according to Rodney Olson, court administrator for Administrative Unit 2, which includes the Southeast Judicial District. "There have been drastic changes though the court system as a whole," he said, referring to the staffing cuts that go into effect in June 2017. The cuts are part of an $8.3 million reduction to the Judicial System budget requested by Gov. Jack Dalrymple for the upcoming biennium.
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Officials stepped up security at the Stutsman County Law Enforcement Center Tuesday after hearing reports of possible protests there by those opposed to the Dakota Access Pipeline on social media, according to Casey Bradley, Stutsman County auditor/chief operating officer. "We are housing one of the protesters who was booked in last night," Bradley said, referring to Redfawn Fallis, 37, Colorado, who was arrested under a federal charge of possession of a firearm or ammunition by a felon. "We noticed messages on social media that some were trying to organize protests."
Some members of the Jamestown-based 817th Engineering Company (Sapper) are aiding law enforcement efforts at the Dakota Access Pipeline protests in Morton County, according to Maj. Amber Balken, public information officer for the North Dakota National Guard. Balken did not specify the number of National Guardsmen from the 817th being mobilized. "The governor directed us to bring in more guardsmen," she said. "We tapped seven other units that haven't provided support."
Jamestown property owners could see a new fee starting in the summer of 2017, according to information on the city's website. The new fee would be used to pay for maintenance and upgrades to the city's stormwater system, said Dan Buchanan, city councilman. "This is something we need to go ahead and do," he said. "We don't have a dedicated source of funds for repairing this aging infrastructure."
The 2016 holiday shopping season got off to the traditional start for the Kjos family Friday morning in Jamestown. "We end up in Jamestown every year," said Becky Kjos of New Rockford. "This year we'll make five stops (in town) for sure." Melissa Hollinshead, a member of Kjos family from Rogers, said various members of the family gathered in Jamestown by about 4:15 a.m. and started shopping.
The initial round of sign-ups for the Red River Valley Water Supply Project drew more interest than expected, according to Duane DeKrey, general manager for the Garrison Diversion Conservancy District. The Garrison Diversion Conservancy District is the organizing agency for the project. If constructed, the project would bring Missouri River water to the Red River Valley and supply other water systems along the way, DeKrey said. Preliminary cost estimates for the project are more than $1 billion with estimated completion no earlier than 2027.
A new city employee may be needed to deal with Marsy’s Law, according to Leo Ryan, city attorney. “Bottom line is, I don’t have the assets in my office, or...
Jamestown had guests for Thanksgiving in 1878. This would have been the first holiday season reported on by a newspaper in the young community. An early November issue of The...