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The number of students at the University of Jamestown is greater than it has been in more than a decade, according to Tena Lawrence, vice president of marketing for UJ. Fall enrollment this year is 1,136 students, Lawrence said. The previous record was in the fall of 2002 when there were 1,185 students enrolled.
Jamestown needs a larger population to meet the needs of its employers, according to Kirt Marshall, manager of Menards in Jamestown. “I wish there was a way for this town to add population,” he said. “The smaller population makes it difficult to hire in general. We need more people in Jamestown and the surrounding area.” The U.S. Census Bureau estimated the population of Stutsman County increased just 28 people between the 2010 census and its 2016 estimate of 21,128 people.
A record number of Farmers Union members from North Dakota and across the United States tried to give U.S. senators and representatives a glimpse of the world of agriculture this week. LaMoure farmer Kasey Bitz gave that assessment after attending the Farmers Union fly-in lobbying effort. “That should tell you that agriculture is hurting,” he said. “Our focus is to put a face to the farmer. We want them to understand what we’re facing.” Bitz said the drought was just one of the topics they presented.
Alexes Prasek husks corn Friday while Madison Whethen, center, and Alx Birkeland, right, offer some encouragement. The corn was locally grown and will be served as part of the school lunch program Monday. Keith A. Norman / The Sun
Holly Miller credits a couple of things helping her get through the evacuation of Key West in the days before Hurricane Irma struck. “Family and high-tech communications are key to this,” she said.
The City Council reviewed a tentative 2018 budget that includes a $229,000 deficit during a special meeting
Smoke from wildfires in Montana and Canada is causing health concerns in North Dakota, according to Chuck Hyatt, manager of data collections for the Division of Air Quality for the North Dakota Department of Health. “The smoke is getting to an unhealthy level,” he said. “We are telling people to avoid it as much as possible in their daily activities.”
Smoke from wildfires in Montana and Canada is causing health concerns, according to Chuck Hyatt, manager of data collections for the Division of Air Quality for the North Dakota Department of Health. “The smoke is getting to an unhealthy level,” he said. “We are telling people to avoid it as much as possible in their daily activities.”
For the second time in three years a Louis L’Amour Elementary School kindergarten teacher is a finalist for the North Dakota Teacher of the Year Award. Heather Tomlin-Rohr is one of five finalists for the 2018 honor, according to a Monday announcement from the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction. She learned of the news from Kirsten Baesler, state superintendent of the Department of Public Instruction, who is visiting each of the finalists in his or her classroom.