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The Jamestown Fire Department responded to a mobile home fire at 144 Sunnyside Trailer Park at 4:04 a.m. Friday and cleared the scene about two hours later. Jim Reuther, Jamestown fire chief, said heavy black smoke was coming from the back of the trailer when they arrived. Firefighters located an active fire in a back bedroom of the trailer. Two residents of the trailer were transported by ambulance to Jamestown Regional Medical Center for possible smoke inhalation, Reuther said.
It will take a major expansion to the rail infrastructure at the Spiritwood Energy Park Association industrial park to accommodate the planned Minnesota Soybean Processors soybean crushing plant, according to Connie Ova, CEO of the Jamestown/Stutsman Development Corp. "The costs of the expansion would be passed to both DSA (Dakota Spirit AgEnergy) and Minnesota Soy," she said. "The last thing we want to do is inhibit DSA's growth."
The Jamestown City Council, acting as the Jamestown City Board of Equalization, approved increases to the values used to calculate property taxes Tuesday. Jamison Veil, city assessor, requested a 4 percent increase in the value of residential property and a 5 percent increase in valuation of commercial property and vacant lots. The increases will be applied across the board to all properties that were not specifically assessed in the last year. "The adjustments are basically due to the sales ratio for the year," he said.
Keith A. Norman / The Sun Police, fire and ambulance personnel respond to a crash at the intersection of U.S. Highway 281 and 17th Street Southwest at about 10 a.m. Monday. The occupant of one of the vehicles was extricated from the vehicle by Jamestown Fire Department personnel. More information wasn't immediately available.
The Jamestown/Stutsman Development Corp. approved economic incentives for the planned Minnesota Soybean Processors crushing plant Monday. The $282,000 in funding would be repaid from the North Dakota income tax withholding on the new employees of the plant when it begins operations in 2018 and 2019, according to Connie Ova, CEO of the JSDC.
The Jamestown Planning Commission gave preliminary approval Monday to a zoning change for Beulah Park to allow for the construction of single-family dwellings and twin homes. Beulah Park is a former Bible camp bordered on three sides by the James River at 901 4th Ave. NW. The request will be on the agenda for final approval at the May 8 Planning Commission meeting. If given final approval, the zoning of the property would change from park/open space/recreation to R1a zoning, allowing single-family and twin homes.
Bon Investments, the owner of the Buffalo Mall, is seeking $2.35 million in public funds to remodel to accommodate a new tenant, according to information furnished to The Sun by the city of Jamestown under a Freedom of Information Act request.
A couple of potential bidders check out the inventory Wednesday for the annual spring equipment consignment sale at Orr Auction Center south of Jamestown. The auction begins at 10 a.m. on Friday. John M. Steiner / The Sun
A routine traffic stop in Jamestown resulted in the seizure of more than 16 pounds of marijuana valued in excess of $100,000 and multiple drug-related charges against a California man, according to the Stutsman County Sheriff’s Office. Samuel Hanna, 48, Fortuna, Calif., appeared before Judge James Hovey Wednesday in Southeast District Court in Jamestown. Bond was set at $10,000 cash or surety. Hanna is in custody in the Stutsman County Correctional Center.
The wind energy bill passed by the North Dakota House of Representatives is an effective compromise, according to Rep. Mike Brandenburg, R-Edgeley. "It's kind of a meeting in the middle," he said, referring to. "If everybody agrees, and the township and county agree, it (a wind farm) can be built right."