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A Vietnam veteran and the family of a soldier killed in World War II received recognition for service Thursday in ceremonies in Carrington and Jamestown. "It is all about thanking and giving recognition," said Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., who presented a Purple Heart to James Laurie for wounds he received in Vietnam in 1967 and the Silver Star to the family of Reinholdt Hofmann, who was killed in action in the Philippines in 1945.
Rural water associations may see less available grant funds from the North Dakota Water Commission in the upcoming biennium, according to Harley Swenson, a member of the water commission. "This year (the current North Dakota budget year) we had a lot of money," he said. "Next year we expect about 20 percent as our appropriation."
Jamestown Regional Airport is under consideration as the base for an air ambulance operation, according to Jeremy Salveson, program director for Valley Med Flight of Grand Forks. Salveson said the final decision should be made within a month, and the company is in continuing talks with Jamestown Regional Medical Center.
The Jamestown Regional Airport Authority approved a proposal for a wildlife assessment and an update to the airport's wildlife management plan at its meeting Wednesday. Midwest Wildlife Services was the top rated of the three firms vying for the contract in an assessment done by Jamestown Regional Airport Manager Sam Seafeldt and Jim Boyd, chairman of the Airport Authority. Seafeldt said Midwest Wildlife Services had performed similar assessments for all commercial airports in North and South Dakota except for one.
ADRIAN, N.D.—After 50 years of farming, Lyle Edwards, a farmer in the Adrian area, is trying something new. He and his son, Jamie, each planted 15-acre test plots of industrial hemp as part of a pilot program operated by the North Dakota Department of Agriculture. "It sure has been a learning curve," Edwards said, during a field day at the plot Wednesday. "I'm a little apprehensive how it will be harvested."
Some of the corn grown in Stutsman County and the surrounding area may be leaving the state and the country in a liquid form, according to officials in the ethanol and corn industry. "It seems the export of ethanol has been a strength," said Bart Schott, former president of the National Corn Growers Association and a Kulm area farmer. "We have the structures to produce ethanol that the farmers built ... It is taking off as an export."
Officials with the Spiritwood Energy Park Association are providing information to four prospective manufacturing projects. Rich Garman, project manager for SEPA, presented information about the projects to the SEPA Board...
At least two projects planned for the Spiritwood Energy Park Association industrial park will make their case for funding from the Agricultural Products Utilization Committee Monday when it meets in Medora, N.D. New Energy Spirit Biomass Refinery is bringing a scaled-down proposal to the board after its request for $225,000 was denied in May. The grant was to be used for a study of a cellulosic ethanol plant that would use corn stover and wheat straw as input.
The roar of about 150 motorcycles heading out of Jamestown Sunday was music to the ears of Ride to Silence the Stigma organizers. "All of us working have lost loved ones," said Beth Lautt, one of the event organizers. "We want people to be comfortable talking about mental health." Margo Haut, event organizer and emcee of the opening, said suicide was the ninth-leading cause of death in North Dakota in 2014 when 133 people took their own lives. Suicide was the leading cause of death for people between the ages of 15 and 24 in North Dakota.
The roar of about 150 motorcycles heading out of Jamestown on Sunday was music to the ears of Ride to Silence the Stigma organizers. “All of us working have lost...