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A $347,000 grant from the Natural Resources Conservation Service should help improve water quality at Spiritwood Lake, according to Dustin Krueger, a watershed coordinator for the NRCS in Jamestown. Krueger said the grant was announced a few months ago with planning now underway. Work on inventorying possible solutions to the problem could start during summer 2017. "We're going to start with the in-lake situation," he said. "We're going to work with residents on upgrading the septic systems around the lake. Then we'll work with the landowners around the lake."
The North Dakota Public Service Commission issued a permit that has downsized what had been planned as the largest wind farm in North Dakota. Glacier Ridge Wind Farm had been planned as a 300-megawatt, 88 turbine wind farm in Barnes County. The PSC approved a phase 1 site plan Dec. 7 on a 2-1 vote with Commissioner Randy Christmann dissenting. Any site plan for a second phase of the project would be considered separately by the PSC.
Fourth-ranked Carrington defeated Medina-Pingree-Buchanan 43-28 in Class B girls basketball action on Tuesday night in Pingree. The Cardinals pulled away in fourth quarter, outscoring the Thunder 15-4 in the frame after leading just 28-24 to begin the final eight minutes. Carrington received a game-high 16 points from Haley Hewitt. Emerson Hoornaert also reached double figures with 13. Amanda Allen came up with seven points for the Thunder.
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."