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A question during the Jamestown Area Chamber of Commerce Candidate Forum challenged the ethics and appropriateness of an elected city official seeking election to the North Dakota Legislature. Jamestown Mayor...
A helicopter has been flying low over rural Stutsman County this month as part of an effort to map and identify water resources of the Spiritwood Aquifer, according to John Patch, director of water appropriations for the Office of the State Engineer. Patch said the helicopter, owned and operated by Geotech Aviation, flies about 100 feet above the ground with a set of antenna hanging below it. The antenna sends and receives electromagnetic signals that are then analyzed to produce a high resolution map of a portion of the Spiritwood Aquifer.
MEDINA, N.D.—A Sunday night fire caused more than $1 million in damage and destroyed a grain elevator used by a feed processing company, according to Terry Wanzek, a member of the family corporation that owns the feed company. Diamond W Feed, a regional bulk livestock feed supplier headquartered in Medina, will continue to operate and rebuild, Wanzek said.
Two people were sentenced on felonies recently in Southeast District Court in Jamestown. Kyle James Presser, 31, 1214 6th Ave. NE No. 104, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, Class C felonies. Presser was accused of possessing items used with controlled substances other than marijuana on Oct. 22 and possessing items used with controlled substances other than marijuana and possessing methamphetamine on Dec. 6.
Community leaders are challenging a forecast of declining population and income for the region. The South Central Dakota Region VI 2016 North Dakota Statewide Housing Needs Assessment projects a 4 percent population decline for the nine-county area by 2029. The housing needs assessment was issued by the North Dakota Housing Finance Agency in September.
A state senator wants to see references to the North Dakota State Hospital and its location removed from the North Dakota Constitution. Sen. Tim Mathern, D-Fargo, introduced a resolution to strike the reference during a meeting of the Interim Human Services Committee in July. The committee approved it on Sept. 20. It now goes to the Legislature's regular session in January. If approved there, it would be put to a vote of the people at the next statewide election.
For the third straight quarter, taxable retail sales in Jamestown saw double-digit percentage increases when compared to the same quarter in 2015. The North Dakota Sales and Use Tax Statistical Report for the second quarter of 2016 issued Wednesday showed Jamestown retail sales up 16.7 percent while retail sales for all of North Dakota declined 7.8 percent. Retail taxable sales increased 14.5 percent in the first quarter of 2016 and 19.2 percent in the fourth quarter of 2015.
The community is invited to a ceremony Friday dedicating a bridge to a late veteran and community leader. The bridge over the James River on First Street West will be dedicated in honor of James Carlascio. Carlascio was an advocate for the community and on veterans issues. He died on July 11, 2013. The dedication will be at 1 p.m. Oct. 7, at the bridge.
Statistics for the Jamestown Police Department for Oct. 4 are: * 1 traffic citation * 2 traffic warnings * 2 accidents investigated * 3 criminal arrests * 4 crimes investigated * 25 public assistance calls * 1 animal call Statistics for the Stutsman County Sheriff's Office for Oct. 4 are: * 1 accident * 1 assist other agency * 3 security checks * 1 motorist assist * 1 traffic stops * 1 warrant * 7 civil process services * 4 miscellaneous calls * 19 calls for service
A Jamestown businessman is challenging an ordinance change that banned parking in front of his home and car dealership. Brian Hanson, owner of Budget Auto Sales & Service, told the Jamestown City Council Monday that the ban on parking on 10th Avenue makes it difficult for customers to get to his business and is unfair. "Just driving around, I found three intersections with the same problem," he said. "I know there's more problems than just my place."