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The recent rain may help lawns, gardens and crops, but it is not a good thing for road construction projects, according to Ben Aaseth, project engineer for Interstate Engineering.
An early morning fire in the Blue Jay locker room caused extensive smoke damage throughout John L. Wilson Arena, according to Lt. Sheldon Mohr with the Jamestown Fire Department. "It was not equipment or electrical," Mohr said, referring to the currently unknown source of the fire. "Considerable smoke damage, minimal fire damage." Wilson Arena is the home to the University of Jamestown and the Jamestown High School hockey teams as well as youth hockey and skating programs. It is owned by the Jamestown Parks and Recreation Department.
Sport kites fly Saturday at the Jamestown Kite Festival. Chris Olson / The Sun
The North Dakota Department of Transportation is planning for more growth in rail freight than the national rate, according to Rebecca Geyer, head of the Planning and Rail Section of the NDDOT. “Our draft rail plan is a roadmap for future planning and investment,” she said.
A zoning change to the property of a former Bible camp gained final approval on a 4-1 split vote at the Jamestown City Council Monday. Councilman Dan Buchanan cast the dissenting vote after he said he was disappointed people who had protested the zoning change at previous meetings did not speak at the public hearing before the vote.
People of all ages participate in the Running of the Pink on Saturday, sponsored by R.M. Stoudt. Proceeds of the event benefit Women’s Way and Jamestown Regional Medical Center.
Parts of Kidder and Stutsman County got some relief Friday from what the National Drought Mitigation Center is calling abnormally dry or moderate drought conditions. Rain amounts of up to 3 inches were reported Friday night in eastern Kidder County and southwestern Stutsman County, according to Rick Krolak, observation program leader for the National Weather Service in Bismarck.
The Jamestown workforce is up about 5 percent since 2010 despite a nearly steady population, according to information released last week by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Stutsman County Water Resource Board may request an additional 1 mill of property taxes to fund cleanup efforts in the James River. The board authorized formation of a subcommittee to seek funding and oversee cleanup projects on the James River from below the face of Pipestem and Jamestown dams to the Stutsman County line.
Volunteers from the National Buffalo Museum are giving a 3-weekold bison calf a chance at life, according to Don Williams, president of the museum board and a volunteer feeding Rosebud. Rosebud, a heifer, was smaller than its twin, a bull calf, when they were born on May 5. The instincts of a bison cow are to concentrate its efforts on raising just one calf, Williams said. “The mother rejected her,” he said. “It was the natural thing for it to do. They almost always reject one.”