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Jamestown broke a three-quarter-long trend of growth in taxable sales and purchases in the third quarter of 2016, although the decline was small compared to statewide numbers. The Office of the State Tax Commissioner released its third-quarter 2016 report Thursday, showing North Dakota saw a 19.9 percent decline in taxable sales and purchases when the third quarter of 2016 is compared to the third quarter of 2015. Jamestown's decline in sales and purchases was 2.2 percent, dropping from $69.8 million in the third quarter of 2015 to $68.3 million in the third quarter of 2016.
Crime and epidemics seemed to be the top news stories of The Jamestown Alert in January of 1901. One of the big stories told how a young man who had lived in Jamestown and had family here was in trouble in Minneapolis for writing bad checks. What’s worse, he wrote many of the bad checks on a Jamestown bank. The most interesting part of the tale is in a minor headline.
Agreements needed to build a road connecting the Menards area to Jamestown Regional Medical Center have been at least verbally made, according to Jamestown Mayor Katie Andersen. Andersen told the Jamestown/Stutsman Development Corp. Board of Directors Monday that agreements with all property owners along the route had been reached.
Residents in Jamestown pay some of the lowest utility fees in the area, although it is difficult to compare fees from city to city, according to information gathered from Jamestown and three other North Dakota cities. For example, Fargo and Bismarck charge a utility fee for street lights and Fargo has a utility fee for its forestry service. The city of Jamestown covers expenses for those departments from its general fund property tax collections.
Early winter signs indicate a chance for flooding this spring along the James River, according to Daryl Ritchison, extension meteorologist for North Dakota State University. "We're on pace to set a snow record or match the bad winters of 1996 and 1997 and 2009 through 2011," he said. "Right now we're equal to or within an inch of where we were in 2009." Jerry Bergquist, Stutsman County emergency manager, said Jamestown received about 100 inches of snow in the 1996 to 1997 winter.
Saturday, Jan. 7 Buffalo City Group AA, open topic meeting, 9 a.m., 518 10th Ave. NE. For more information, call (701) 269-3167. James River Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 p.m., 518 10th Ave. SE. Closed meeting. For more information, call 252-9493. James River Women’s Alcoholics Anonymous, 1:30 p.m., 518 10th Ave. SE. Closed meeting. For more information, call 252-9493.
Hello and welcome to Week One of the 2017 New Year, New You community wellness challenge! Jamestown Regional Medical Center is thrilled to have you participate in our event this year and wishes you a health filled year!
A new sporting goods retailer is coming to Jamestown, according to Buffalo Mall management.
January utility bills will increase by 5 percent after the Jamestown City Council unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday raising the rates as set during its budget process last summer. A household using 200 cubic feet of water, about 1,500 gallons, will pay $49.58 per month for water, sewer, garbage and mosquito control. This compares to $47.32 per month for the same amount of use in 2016.
The North Dakota Legislature had an additional task back a century or more ago. Along with passing laws and setting a state budget, legislators had to elect U.S. senators who would represent North Dakota in Washington. This appears to be one of the first tasks the members dealt with. It appears it wasn’t an easy decision in January 1899. Seven men got votes with no one near the majority of 75 members of the Legislature. Martin Johnson received the most votes with 31 on the first ballot.