Keith Norman / Jamestown Sun
It took all day but in the end, the recount of the Stutsman County Commission race ended with the same results as the unofficial results from election night, according to Nicole Meland, Stutsman County auditor. The recount board certified Ramone Gumke won a seat on the commission over Mark McPherson by a final vote total of 3,992 to 3,975. Gumke said he was happy the recount went the same way as the election.
Staying busy and keeping in touch with people are the principle job rewards for Clarence Daniels, a 75-year-old delivery driver at Hugo’s Family Marketplace in Jamestown. “I wouldn’t say the money doesn’t help,” he said, “but it’s not the primary reason I work.” Daniels retired from Stutsman County Social Services in 2005. He worked in manufacturing and construction for a few years after retirement.
The business of generating electricity is changing, according Jeff Haase, leader of member technology and innovation for Great River Energy. Haase told the Jamestown Area Chamber of Commerce energy luncheon Tuesday that GRE generates much of its electricity in North Dakota, including the Spiritwood Station in Stutsman County, although its consumers are located in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Two people were sentenced on felony charges recently in Southeast District Court in Jamestown. Amanda Nina Leona Naasz, 24, 1115 12th St. NE Apt. 12, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, a Class B felony. Naasz was accused of willfully possessing marijuana with the intent to deliver on May 5.
Two people were sentenced on felony charges recently in Southeast District Court in Jamestown. Dakota Laverne Lafferty, 23, 625 1st St. W, pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class C felony, and possession of a controlled substance, a Class A misdemeanor.
The summer weather of June, July and August in North Dakota this year has been so close to average it is almost abnormal, according to Daryl Ritchison, interim director of the North Dakota Agricultural Weather Network. “We were remarkably average,” he said. “North Dakota doesn’t get close to average commonly.”
Stutsman County Sheriff Chad Kaiser recently attended a meeting at the White House dedicated to issues in the Dakotas and Wyoming. Kaiser was one of seven county sheriffs and six county commissioners attending the recent meeting, according to a news release from the North Dakota Association of Counties.
Four people were sentenced recently in Southeast District Court in Jamestown. Cameron Frederick Kainz, 23, 601 5th St. SE, pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class C felony, and harboring a runaway minor, a Class A misdemeanor. Kainz was accused of possessing a smoking device intended for use with methamphetamine and willfully harboring a runaway minor he knew was being sought by law enforcement authorities on Feb. 27.
Two people were sentenced recently on felony charges in Southeast District Court in Jamestown. Todd David Paszek, 37, Valley City, pleaded guilty to operating a vehicle under the influence of liquor or drugs, a Class C felony, false report to a law enforcement or other security official, a Class A misdemeanor, and driving while license privilege is suspended, a Class B misdemeanor.
A smoky haze over the region prompted the North Dakota Department of Health to urge residents, especially those with respiratory conditions, to limit time outdoors Friday. The alert remains in effect until the skies clear. Smoke particles can irritate the respiratory system of people with problems such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma or allergies, the Health Department said in a news release.