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It's time to remove the roadblocks that prevent the commercial growing of industrial hemp in the United States. A planned bill by Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., removes industrial hemp from the controlled substance list. Industrial hemp looks like marijuana but doesn't include the THC that makes marijuana popular as a recreational drug. Still, it is listed as a controlled substance just like marijuana. Removing industrial hemp from the list could be a win-win situation for this region.
Owners of vacant lots and farmland within Jamestown city limits will see a 5 percent increase in valuations for the upcoming tax year. Jamison Veil, city assessor, told the Jamestown City Council during the Board of Equalization meeting that many of the vacant lots in Jamestown are farmed.
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., said entrepreneurs, including women entrepreneurs, are important to North Dakota's future. Heitkamp told the Women's Small Business Roundtable at the University of Jamestown Friday that North Dakota has about 20,000 women-owned businesses and is ranked high among the states for women starting and growing businesses. "At the end of the day," she said, "the single most significant thing we can do for the diversification of the North Dakota economy is support small business."
Much of southern North Dakota could see another blast of winter this weekend, according to Tyler Kranz, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Bismarck. "Jamestown is looking at 2 to 4 inches of snow," he said. "South and east of you you could see 4 to 7 inches."
Three people were sentenced on felonies recently in Southeast District Court in Jamestown. Jonathan Albert Marsolek, 34, 8570 38th St. SE, pleaded guilty to burglary, a Class B felony, and assault, a Class A misdemeanor. Marsolek was accused of entering a premise at night to commit a crime and causing substantial bodily injury to another human being on April 25, 2017.
Construction is planned to begin this summer on the Foxtail Wind Energy Center project in Dickey County, according to a news release from Xcel Energy, owner of the project. Xcel is planning to meet with area landowners on April 30 in Ellendale with details yet to be released.
Word that China is considering a 25 percent tariff on soybeans
A Jamestown Girl Scout will add to the comfort of children at Jamestown Regional Medical Center with the donation of 20 handmade blankets.