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The Jamestown City Council tentatively awarded three contracts for infrastructure projects during its meeting Wednesday. Swanberg Construction of Valley City was the apparent low bidder for an automatic rake bar improvement as part of the city's sanitary sewer system at $482,000. Burski Excavating of Rice, Minn., was the low bidder for the partial final cover of cells at the Jamestown landfill at $2.2 million. Scherbenske Inc. of Jamestown was the low bidder for a water main replacement project in northwest Jamestown near Nickeus Park at $1.2 million.
Highlights of today's fair 8 a.m.: beef and dairy shows 1 p.m.: fair gates, food concessions open 4 p.m.: midway opens 4:30 p.m.: round robin showmanship 5:45 p.m.: exhibition of beef breeding animals 6 p.m.: market livestock premium sale 6:30 p.m.: James River Rodeo; admission: $10 for people 17 and older, $5 for youth ages 6 to 16 and free for children younger than 6; admission includes the slack competitions held the same day. 7:30 p.m.: old timers showmanship 9 p.m.: Redline 11 p.m.: midway wristband closes
The Stutsman County Water Resource Board approved submitting an application for a $50,000 grant from the Nor
Highlights of today's fair 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.: animal registration 10 a.m. to noon: weigh-in of market animals 1 p.m.: poultry show 3 p.m.: rabbit show 3 p.m.: fair gates open 4 p.m.: midway and food concessions open 6 p.m.: llama show 9 p.m.: Orchard Fire performance 10 p.m.: exhibits close 11 p.m.: midway wristband session closes 1 a.m.: fair closes
A Minnesota electrical cooperative is looking to meet its expansion needs with a new wind energy project in North Dakota, according to Jon Brekke, vice president and chief marketing officer for Great River Energy. “When you compare wind to other new sources of energy, wind is comparable with or without the production tax credit,” he said.
A Minnesota electrical cooperative is looking to meet its expansion needs with a new wind energy project in North Dakota, according to Jon Brekke, vice president and chief marketing officer for Great River Energy. "When you compare wind to other new sources of energy, wind is comparable with or without the production tax credit," he said. The production tax credit is a federal incentive program allowing tax breaks for wind energy development. It expires in 2020.
FESSENDEN. N.D.—A casualty of the opening hours of what would become World War II was returned to North Dakota after more than 75 years. Gunner's Mate First Class Arthur C. Neuenschwander, 33, died on Dec. 7, 1941, on board the USS Oklahoma during the attack on Pearl Harbor. Saturday, his remains were brought back to his family and the community of Fessenden where he had been raised.
Algae is a necessary part of the aquatic environment although blooms, or periods of rapid growth, can pose problems for anglers and boaters, according to B.J. Kratz, district fisheries supervisor for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department in Jamestown. “It’s vital,” he said. “Very important to the plankton that the little fish feed on as part of the food chain.” Blooms of algae can make it difficult to fish or enjoy lakes such as Jamestown Reservoir where algae growth is occurring, Kratz said.
The city of Jamestown may be laying off people for the first time in more than 25 years, according to Jay Sveum, deputy auditor for the city. "I'm afraid we will not be able to retain these people," he said to the Jamestown Public Works Committee at its meeting Thursday during a discussion of personnel changes that will be necessary as the city moves to automated equipment for garbage collection. Sveum said he has worked for the city for more than 25 years and has never been part of a reduction in force.
The North Dakota Soybean Processors crushing plant planned for the Spiritwood Energy Park Association industrial park will likely get all the soybeans it needs locally, according to Scott Austin, general manager of Minnesota Soybean Processors, the parent company of the project. "Spiritwood is in the center of where beans (soybeans) are grown," he said, referring to the North Dakota crop. "The three counties closest to the plant provide enough beans to operate the plant."