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Emily Lang, 11, a happiness ambasador for Don’s House of Flowers, gives a bouquet to Elayne Patzner at the post office in Jamestown Wednesday. Emily gave Patzner two bouquets, one for herself and another to give away as part of “Petal it Forward.” Don’s House of Flowers gave away 200 bouquets to surprised people around the community. Keith Norman / The Sun
Wave of Light is a time for families who’ve experienced infant
Medica health insurance subscribers who receive coverage through North Dakota’s Affordable Care Act exchange will be forced to make changes in November, according to Jon Godfread, North Dakota insurance commissioner.
Organizers of the equity drive for the North Dakota Soybean Processors crushing plant planned for the Spiritwood Energy Park Association industrial park are pausing their efforts until the end of the month, according to Scott Austin, general manager of Minnesota Soybean Processors, the parent company of North Dakota Soybean Processors.
About 75 people participated in the Walk to Silence the Stigma on Saturday in Jamestown.The event is intended to raise awareness of mental health and suicide-related issues. Dr. Jennifer Nitschke spoke before the walk and reminded people that suicide is 100 percent preventable. Keith Norman / The Sun
Crews from Interstate Towing pulled a cement truck from the James River on Saturday. The truck rolled into the river Friday when a portion of the riverbank collapsed. The driver was injured in the accident and flown to a Fargo hospital. Keith Norman / The Sun
Somewhere in Jamestown is a house that was valued at $121,900 for the last property tax year, according to Jamison Veil, city assessor for Jamestown. That house is at the median value for Jamestown, meaning there are equal numbers of homes valued higher and lower than this property. The owner of that home will pay an additional $157 or 10 percent in property taxes this year based on preliminary mill rates released by Nicole Meland, interim county auditor and chief operating officer for Stutsman County.
Daryl Ritchison, interim director of the North Dakota Agricultural Weather Network at North Dakota State University, thinks we are in for a cold and snowy winter this year. "For a lot of reasons, this winter should be much colder than the last few," he said. "North Dakota as a whole would be colder than the last few winters even if we had average temperatures this winter." The long-term forecast calls for average or above average snow accumulations this winter, although it might not seem so bad.
An Aggregate Industries cement truck rolled into the river when the bank caved in. The truck was backing along the back of a home located on 12th Avenue Southeast when the accident occurred. Reports from the scene indicate the driver was injurred and transported to Jamestown Regional Medical Center.