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The Jamestown Finance and Legal Committee recommended the city fund a victim and witness advocate at the city attorney's office Tuesday during its regular meeting. The recommendation came on a 4-1 vote with Councilman Dan Buchanan dissenting. The recommendation would provide $47,600 in funding for the position for 2017. City Attorney Leo Ryan had requested the funding at the Nov. 22 Finance and Legal Committee meeting. The request came as a response to extra victim notifications that are anticipated under Marsy's Law, which was passed by voters on Nov. 8.
The folks living in the Courtenay area at the end of the 19th century must have kept to themselves. “While Courtenay is nearly shut off from the surrounding country socially,”...
Officials are warning snowmobile operators against using their machines off established roads and trails at Pipestem Dam. "We've had some problems with snowmobilers operating machines off the roadways," said Bob Martin, manager at Pipestem Dam. "(Motorized vehicles) are not permitted off the trails. They can be used to go directly from a road or trail to the lake, but that is it." The prohibition against motorized vehicles includes snowmobiles which are banned from hiking and biking trails around the lake, Martin said. Snowmobiles are allowed in the ditches along the roads.
The Local Emergency Planning Committee nominated Frank Balak of Central Valley Health District and Brian Paulson of Jamestown Rural Fire Department for consideration by the Stutsman County Commission for membership to the Coordinated Regional Interoperability Board for southeast North Dakota. Jerry Bergquist, Stutsman County emergency manager, told the LEPC Friday that the Regional Interoperability Board would offer input to the process of developing a new plan for radio communications for North Dakota law enforcement and first responders in the future.
Lower temperatures gripping the region can at least be partially blamed on a flow of air known as the polar vortex, according to Daryl Ritchison, extension meteorologist for the North Dakota State University Extension Service. Air above the polar areas is cold, which causes it to contract and create a large low pressure system with an upper-level counterclockwise circulation of air. This low pressure system and air circulation occurs year-round.
Even as they attempt to sort through all the ramifications of Marsy’s Law, prosecutors are sure of one thing, according to Fritz Fremgen, Stutsman County state’s attorney. “It means more...
The snow may have ended Tuesday night, but the winds were still creating troubles for law enforcement officers and travelers Wednesday, according to Matt Thom, Stutsman County sheriff's deputy. "It's bad out here," Thom said late Wednesday morning about 7 miles east of Woodworth. "On (Stutsman County) Highway 36 we still have vehicles stuck on the roadway."
Taxi drivers in Jamestown saw a boost in business during the recent blizzard that is comparable to Jamestown’s large spring pub crawl, according to Doug Fogderud, owner of Jamestown Taxi...
The Jamestown Civic Center will renegotiate its contract with the Roughrider Rodeo Association regarding the annual rodeo finals. The rodeo finals had come under fire in September because the event had lost about $17,000 for the Civic Center last year. This year, the event lost $6,500, according to Pam Phillips, city council member. However, the local rodeo committee helped raise an additional $28,000 in revenue above last year. The local rodeo committee only became involved with the event about two weeks before the rodeo.
The Garrison Diversion Conservancy District is in the early planning stages for a project to bring water from the McClusky Canal to rural water districts in central North Dakota, according to Duane DeKrey, general manager for the district. DeKrey said the district is requesting an environmental assessment by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to construct about 6 miles of pipe to connect the McClusky Canal to the first phase of the Red River Valley Water Supply Project.