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Early winter signs indicate a chance for flooding this spring along the James River, according to Daryl Ritchison, extension meteorologist for North Dakota State University. "We're on pace to set a snow record or match the bad winters of 1996 and 1997 and 2009 through 2011," he said. "Right now we're equal to or within an inch of where we were in 2009." Jerry Bergquist, Stutsman County emergency manager, said Jamestown received about 100 inches of snow in the 1996 to 1997 winter.
Saturday, Jan. 7 Buffalo City Group AA, open topic meeting, 9 a.m., 518 10th Ave. NE. For more information, call (701) 269-3167. James River Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 p.m., 518 10th Ave. SE. Closed meeting. For more information, call 252-9493. James River Women’s Alcoholics Anonymous, 1:30 p.m., 518 10th Ave. SE. Closed meeting. For more information, call 252-9493.
Hello and welcome to Week One of the 2017 New Year, New You community wellness challenge! Jamestown Regional Medical Center is thrilled to have you participate in our event this year and wishes you a health filled year!
A new sporting goods retailer is coming to Jamestown, according to Buffalo Mall management.
January utility bills will increase by 5 percent after the Jamestown City Council unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday raising the rates as set during its budget process last summer. A household using 200 cubic feet of water, about 1,500 gallons, will pay $49.58 per month for water, sewer, garbage and mosquito control. This compares to $47.32 per month for the same amount of use in 2016.
The North Dakota Legislature had an additional task back a century or more ago. Along with passing laws and setting a state budget, legislators had to elect U.S. senators who would represent North Dakota in Washington. This appears to be one of the first tasks the members dealt with. It appears it wasn’t an easy decision in January 1899. Seven men got votes with no one near the majority of 75 members of the Legislature. Martin Johnson received the most votes with 31 on the first ballot.
The Jamestown Fire Department responded to two calls on the first day of 2017, according to Jim Reuther, department chief. Units returned to the scene of a New Year’s Eve house fire at 403 1/2 3rd Ave. NW at about 7:30 a.m. Sunday when the fire flared up. The original fire was reported at about 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, and firefighters were on the scene for three hours that evening. “The house had a number of additions and we had to cut a lot of holes in the roof and walls to fight it,” Reuther said.
Three people were sentenced recently on felony charges in Southeast District Court in Jamestown. Irene Marie Daniel, 39, 3255 89th Ave. SE, pleaded guilty to three counts of possession of a controlled substance and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia, Class C felonies, prohibited acts with a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, Class B misdemeanors.
Area legislators from both parties agree that the state budget is the top item for the North Dakota legislative session that gets underway at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 3, in Bismarck. “Obviously there has to be some cuts to balance the budget and put us where we need to be to weather the storm,” said Sen. John Grabinger, D-Jamestown.
The Stutsman County Water Resource Board tabled a complaint alleging an illegal dike or dam in Midway Township until the spring when it can actually view the area. Cade Wahl told the board Wednesday that a levy on section 19 of Midway Township was backing water onto his property. Art Perleberg, Midway Township supervisor, said the dike was also backing up water that threatened township roads.