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The Stutsman County Water Resource Board learned Wednesday that it owns at least five dams on streams around the county. Ronald Koth, senior fisheries biologist for Barr Engineering of Bismarck, said all dams built within a water district are the property of the Water Resource Board unless specifically exempted. Koth said the dams were identified by the North Dakota State Water Commission. Further research may establish other dams that belong to the board.
A New Rockford man's jury trial on murder and attempted murder charges has been canceled, and a change of plea hearing is scheduled later this month, according to Southeast District Court documents. David Troske, 52, New Rockford, is expected to change his not guilty plea. He is accused of killing Donald "Donnie" Perleberg, 41, Pingree, and wounding Mary Seiler, New Rockford, during a Sept. 6 wedding dance at the New Rockford Eagles Club.
The Jamestown City Council will introduce a budget at its Sept. 6 council meeting that raises overall property tax collections and utility fees in the city. City Administrator Jeff Fuchs...
The agricultural industry and the fate of the farmers played a much larger part in politics 125 years ago. Farmers made up a larger part of the population and carried...
The Edgeley City Council declared a public safety emergency Monday morning after learning the roof of a water storage tank is failing, according to Joe Neis, city auditor. Neis said...
Part of the funding for a second access road to the Jamestown Regional Medical Center has been established. The road would connect the Menards area to JRMC. Interstate Engineering is negotiating on behalf of the city of Jamestown with landowners to provide land for the route and to annex adjacent property into Jamestown city limits. The Jamestown Public Works Committee approved Thursday funding 25 percent of the cost of the road from sales tax funds on a 4-1 vote with Councilman Dan Buchanan dissenting.
The Jamestown Public Works Committee is striving to make a decision on implementing curbside recycling by October with the hopes that service could start next summer. Rick Anderson, owner of Dakota Sanitation in Bismarck, told the Public Works Committee Wednesday his company would pick up recycling at homes and apartments every other week. Residents would place recyclable plastics, papers, glass jars and other items in a single container provided by the company. The materials would then be trucked to Shakopee, Minn., for processing.
The Roughrider Association rodeo on Oct. 27-29 may be the last at the Jamestown Civic Center. The Jamestown Civic Center and Promotion Committee voted 4-1 to notify the Roughrider Association it was terminating its agreement to host the rodeo. Two years remain on the contract. Councilman Dan Buchanan cast the lone dissenting vote saying he wanted the city to attempt to renegotiate the contract prior to taking steps to terminate the agreement. Pam Fosse, manager of the Civic Center, said the Civic Center has lost money on the rodeo each of the previous four years.
The Jamestown City Council took no action Monday on a preliminary 2017 budget that includes no employee pay raises, no new employees and replaces only equipment the city has accumulated money to pay for through a depreciation process, according to Jeff Fuchs, city administrator. The budget still projects $354,000 in deficit spending in 2017, he said. The budget reflects the city receiving $700,000 less in state aid this year and anticipates receiving a similar amount next year.
The Jamestown City Council will review two proposals for implementing curbside recycling, according to Mayor Katie Andersen. That review will likely come at a special meeting of the Jamestown Public Works Committee, which has not been scheduled at this time. The City Council issued a request for proposals in May looking for a company to provide curbside pickup for recyclable material in Jamestown. The committee will review the proposals with the goal of awarding a contract to begin recycling pickup next summer.