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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.
Editor's note: This is the second story in a three-part series on the Jamestown Civic Center. The Jamestown Civic Center was never envisioned to make a profit but rather was meant to bring people to Jamestown, according to Jeff Fuchs, city administrator. "It's running about $400,000 in the red," he said. "I can't think of any year it paid its way. It never was meant to." Fuchs said the planned intent of the Civic Center was to bring people to Jamestown.
The writers of The Jamestown Alert commented the city was due for some nice weather in its Dec. 3, 1896, edition. The next sentence pointed out that the community doesn’t...
Old age took the life of White Cloud, the iconic albino bison that drew visitors to Jamestown over her 20-year life span, died at her owner's ranch Monday. "It was expected it would happen sometime," said Ilana Xinos, director of the National Buffalo Museum, Monday. "It was not expected today." During her time in Jamestown, White Cloud was the most notable member of her species residing in Jamestown, a city that has billed itself as "the Buffalo City" since the 1950s.
Four Jamestown students were honored with four-year awards from the Northwest International Festival of Music in Minot recently. The students auditioned for the opportunity to perform with Northwest Festival band...
The Jamestown/Stutsman Development Corp. approved New Job Training Fund Assistance for a local truck accessory manufacturer. The assistance will also require approval by the Jamestown City Council and the Stutsman County Commission. Joan Morris, controller for Agri-Cover Inc., told the JSDC Board of Directors Monday the company is planning a 58,000-square-foot expansion to its existing facility. The new expansion will be used to produce a new aluminum box cover that the company will offer. The cost of the project is still being researched, Morris said.
The Jamestown Planning Commission voted Monday to recommend denying a zoning change for four lots in southeast Jamestown after neighbors spoke against it. The request would have changed the zoning of four lots at 913 and 917 18th Street Southeast from single-family residential to zoning that allows duplexes as well as single-family homes.
The geology of western North Dakota provides an ideal place to dispose of waste saltwater from oil production, according to Ed Murphy, state geologist for North Dakota. Induced seismic activity, earthquakes brought about by human actions, has made news in Oklahoma recently. Oklahoma documented 907 earthquakes in 2015 with a magnitude of 3 or greater .A website maintained by the state of Oklahoma said, "Seismologists have documented the relationship between wastewater disposal and triggered seismic activity."