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Most Jamestown officials agree it’s useful to know what impacts new developments have on traffic flows in those areas. The issue is who should pay for gathering and studying the...
More wind turbines may be spinning in the breeze east of Jamestown within three years, according to Justin Pickar, director of project origination for Geronimo Energy. Geronimo Stutsman Wind Farm, planned for Spiritwood and Rose townships, could begin construction in 2018 and plans call for the production of electricity by the end of 2019. The estimated cost of the project ranges from $150 million to $220 million, depending on the models of the wind turbines selected.
Water and economic development organizations in Stutsman County are investing $210,000 in the planning and development of the Red River Valley Water Supply Project. A recommendation to fund $154,000 through the Jamestown/Stutsman Development Corp. passed the JSDC Board of Directors Monday. The money will be combined with $56,000 pledged for the project by the Stutsman Rural Water District.
There are 30 small unmanned aerial systems registered to people with a Jamestown address, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. Officials within the community said the users have not caused...
Jamestown beat the statewide trend of declining taxable sales during the first quarter of 2016, according to the Office of State Tax Commissioner. The first quarter report, issued Tuesday, showed...
Mark Watne, president of the North Dakota Farmers Union, wants to see some changes to future farm bills that provide a framework for agriculture programs in the United States. "Not a full rework but extensive modifications," he said. Watne said average net farm income in North Dakota dropped from $76,404 in 2014 to $28,600 in 2015, a 63 percent decline in a single year. He said the current downturn in commodity prices is anticipated to remain low for the foreseeable future. If it continues, the 2016 net farm income could be the lowest since 2002.
A special assessment district to cover the cost of paving, water, sanitary sewer and storm sewer improvements for Fifth Street Northeast passed the Jamestown City Council on a 4-1 vote Tuesday. Councilman Dan Buchanan cast the lone dissenting vote. The project improves the street and utilities for the Two Rivers Activity Center as well as other properties adjacent to Fifth Street Northeast, according to Jeff Fuchs, city administrator. Buchanan said the project should be paid for by a citywide special assessment.
The American Civil War was recent history when Fort Seward was founded in 1872. With the conflict ending just seven years earlier, it is no wonder that the all the major officers of the fort had served in the great war between the states. Capt. Henry Goddard Thomas joined the U.S. Army in the very early months of the Civil War. I suppose you could say he was more progressive than many of his fellow officers. He was the first regular U.S. Army officer to accept command of a regiment made up of African-American soldiers when he became the leader of the 79th U.S. Colored Regiment.
A Piper Malibu aircraft traveling from Dickinson to Fargo Friday declared an emergency and made a precautionary landing at Jamestown Regional Airport, according to Sam Seafeldt, airport manager. "About 1:45 p.m. Minneapolis Center informed Jamestown airport that the pilots had reported a possible fire," he said. "Members of Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting, the Jamestown Fire Department and Jamestown Rural Fire Department responded." Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting is a unit of volunteers and paid firefighters stationed at Jamestown Regional Airport.
The Stutsman County Fair is not all fun and entertainment for 4-H club members participating. Leaders say the competitors, especially those with livestock, spend a good deal of the fair taking care of their projects. The 4-H members' efforts even start when they are young. Molly Wilson, age 7, a member of Country Kids 4-H club, said that while the rides were the most fun at the fair, walking her calf was the fun part of her 4-H project. Molly was showing a dairy calf the family had leased from Entzminger Dairy.