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Officials stepped up security at the Stutsman County Law Enforcement Center Tuesday after hearing reports of possible protests there by those opposed to the Dakota Access Pipeline on social media, according to Casey Bradley, Stutsman County auditor/chief operating officer. "We are housing one of the protesters who was booked in last night," Bradley said, referring to Redfawn Fallis, 37, Colorado, who was arrested under a federal charge of possession of a firearm or ammunition by a felon. "We noticed messages on social media that some were trying to organize protests."
Some members of the Jamestown-based 817th Engineering Company (Sapper) are aiding law enforcement efforts at the Dakota Access Pipeline protests in Morton County, according to Maj. Amber Balken, public information officer for the North Dakota National Guard. Balken did not specify the number of National Guardsmen from the 817th being mobilized. "The governor directed us to bring in more guardsmen," she said. "We tapped seven other units that haven't provided support."
Jamestown property owners could see a new fee starting in the summer of 2017, according to information on the city's website. The new fee would be used to pay for maintenance and upgrades to the city's stormwater system, said Dan Buchanan, city councilman. "This is something we need to go ahead and do," he said. "We don't have a dedicated source of funds for repairing this aging infrastructure."
The 2016 holiday shopping season got off to the traditional start for the Kjos family Friday morning in Jamestown. "We end up in Jamestown every year," said Becky Kjos of New Rockford. "This year we'll make five stops (in town) for sure." Melissa Hollinshead, a member of Kjos family from Rogers, said various members of the family gathered in Jamestown by about 4:15 a.m. and started shopping.
The initial round of sign-ups for the Red River Valley Water Supply Project drew more interest than expected, according to Duane DeKrey, general manager for the Garrison Diversion Conservancy District. The Garrison Diversion Conservancy District is the organizing agency for the project. If constructed, the project would bring Missouri River water to the Red River Valley and supply other water systems along the way, DeKrey said. Preliminary cost estimates for the project are more than $1 billion with estimated completion no earlier than 2027.
A new city employee may be needed to deal with Marsy’s Law, according to Leo Ryan, city attorney. “Bottom line is, I don’t have the assets in my office, or...
Jamestown had guests for Thanksgiving in 1878. This would have been the first holiday season reported on by a newspaper in the young community. An early November issue of The...
The Stutsman County Social Services Board named Em Burkett as the interim director of the agency during a special meeting Tuesday. "Em will do a fantastic job," said Sandy Bendewald, current social services director who is retiring in January. "I have all the faith in the world in Em. This will be a smooth transition." Burkett will hold the position on an interim basis for six months before a review and possible permanent appointment to the post.
TORONTO - Canada announced on Monday it will virtually eliminate the use of traditional coal-fired electricity by 2030, a stance contrasting sharply with that of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, who...
Planning is continuing for construction of a soybean crushing plant at Spiritwood, according to information in a grant application made by North Dakota Soybean Processors to the Agricultural Products Utilization Commission. A copy of the application, which was submitted to APUC in June, was received by The Sun after an open records request was submitted. According to the application, North Dakota Soybean Processors is a subsidiary of Minnesota Soybean Processors. Minnesota Soybean Processors operates a soybean crushing plant at Brewster, Minn.