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Spring runoff and rising streams might be brief this year, according to Allen Schlag, hydrologist with the National Weather Service in Bismarck. "As the area warms we'll see strong runoff for relatively short amounts of time," he said. "Looking at the updated forecast, it's hard to imagine a strong runoff." While Tuesday had sunny skies and temperatures in the 40s, the rest of the week is forecast to be cloudy, cooler with the occasional snow shower.
Don’t look for sunny skies with warm and dry conditions for at least the next two weeks, according to Tyler Kranz, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Bismarck. “There are no signs of a big warm up in the forecast,” he said, speaking of the forecast through April 7. “And there are frequent chances of small precipitation events.”
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The Jamestown Public Works Committee is looking for a solution that allows the Frontier Village gates to be locked overnight but still leaves the road through the village a public right of way. Currently, the Frontier Village Association believes the gates should be closed when there are no businesses open in the village, while the National Buffalo Museum would like to see the gates left open.
U.S. Sen Heidi Heitkamp included a fix in the proposed funding bill for fiscal year 2018 being considered by Congress that will allow Valley City to retain a floodwall that was inadvertently built on Federal Emergency Management Agency property. The bill authorizes funding for the federal government but also includes a number of other provisions. "It strikes a blow for common sense," Heitkamp said. "This is the final solution Valley City needed."
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Parts of Jamestown could become an Opportunity Zone under a provision of the Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017. The Jamestown Finance and Legal Committee approved submitting three census tracts to the North Dakota Department of Commerce for consideration during its meeting Tuesday. Under the Opportunity Zone program, investors who sell property such as stocks or real estate for a profit could reduce or eliminate capital gains taxes on those profits by investing the proceeds in a low-income community.
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About 50 Jamestown High School students walked out of the school Wednesday morning to commemorate the lives lost in the school shooting at Parkland, Fla., and to protest a lack of action by Congress on the issue. “We don’t want the deaths in Florida to be forgotten,” said Winter Mielke, a freshman at Jamestown High School and one of the organizers of the event. “We don’t want the deaths to just be added to a list of school shootings.” Mielke said he became aware of the protests through social media.
Construction could begin on a new business park in Jamestown this summer. Steve Aldinger, project engineer for Interstate Engineering, told the Jamestown/Stutsman Development Corp. Board of Directors Monday that project plans were nearly complete for the airport business park. The planned park would be west of Jamestown Regional Airport and adjacent to N.D. Highway 20.