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Three people were sentenced on felony charges recently in Southeast District Court in Jamestown. Larry Curtis Hanson, 45, Ypsilanti, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, a Class A felony, three counts of possession of a controlled substance, Class C felonies, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor, and two counts of possession of a controlled substance, a Class B misdemeanor.
Construction is expected to start later this month to replace the bridge over Interstate 94 at exit 260, according to Nathan Haaland, assistant district engineer for the Valley City District of the North Dakota Department of Transportation. The bridge, constructed in 1958 and repaired in 1984, was found “structurally deficient” by DOT engineers in 2016.
The Jamestown Rural Fire Department responds to a report of a grain dryer fire at Country Grain Co-op in Eldridge on Monday. Some smoldering grain was discovered and extinguished, according to Ben Maulding, fire chief of the rural fire department. Firefighters were on the scene for about one hour. Keith A. Norman / The Sun
Zoning change approved A local car dealership can add a new building to its operation after the Jamestown Planning Commission recommended approving a zoning change to adjacent property. Casey Stoudt, owner of R.M. Stoudt Inc., requested a zoning change to blocks 3,4 and 5 of Mall Woods Addition. The property is located immediately west of the dealership. The request changes the zoning from public, open development and conservation district to general commercial district.
The start of the residential curbside recycling program in Jamestown has been pushed back nearly a month, according to Ralph Friebel, owner of Recycling Center of North Dakota. "We just don't have time to get everything in and set up by July 1," he said.
Above: Graduates of the University of Jamestown Doctor of Physical Therapy program get ready for the start of UJ’s commencement ceremonies Saturday at the Jamestown Civic Center. Right: A student from the University of Jamestown’s Class of 2017 hugs a professor after receiving a diploma. Tom LaVenture The Sun
Farmers trying to reduce the acidity of their soil may have a free resource in a waste material available from the Jamestown Water Department.
A wind farm project in southern North Dakota that was first heard by the Public Service Commission nearly six years ago may be headed back to the PSC. Otter Tail Power Co. filed an application in April for an advance determination of prudence and a certificate of convenience and necessity for the Merricourt Wind Project with the PSC. The application included a $175,000 filing fee.
The Jamestown/Stutsman Development Corp. held its annual meeting Wednesday with more optimism than its meeting a year ago, according to Bob Toso, past president of JSDC and master of ceremony for the event. "This time last year we were smarting a bit over the fertilizer plant that didn't come," he said, referring to the CHS nitrogen fertilizer plant project canceled in August 2015. "The staff kept moving forward and good things are continuing to happen."
The 12 fire districts that provide service in Stutsman County will see a total of $28,000 less in funding from the state for the next biennium, according to Brian Paulson, a firefighter with the Jamestown Rural Fire Department who has been following House Bill 1010. "It doesn't sound like a big number but for the departments, it is," he said. "We'll need to tighten our belts and maybe do a few more fundraisers."