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The Jamestown/Stutsman Development Corp. put the welcome mat out for any company looking to locate an unmanned aerial system or drone business in Jamestown by approving one of the first incentive packages for the industry, according to Connie Ova, CEO of the JSDC. Corey Shevlin, business development manager, told the JSDC Business Attraction Committee Monday that most UAS companies don't qualify for the new jobs training incentive offered through the North Dakota Department of Commerce because most UAS businesses are considered service businesses rather than primary sector.
The Alzheimer’s Association will offer a free presentation titled “Positive Interactions with Persons with Dementia.”
Two resolutions before the North Dakota Legislature requesting conventions to amend the U.S. Constitution are efforts to enhance state’s rights and curb federal overreach, according to the resolution’s sponsors. The resolutions on their own have no effect and don’t trigger any convention of the states until 34 states have requested a convention on the same topic, according to David Super, a professor of law at Georgetown University who works with the Center on Budget and Policy Priority in Washington, D.C.
Bad weather and new settlers were the main topics of the The Jamestown Alert’s March 1902 editions. Early in the month, a nasty blizzard went through the region. The storm killed livestock across western Stutsman County and also had a human toll. The March 27, 1902, edition of the Alert included a notice from J.R. Stewart offering a $50 reward for recovering bodies of his son and a hired man who went missing in the storm somewhere southwest of Medina.
A break from the recent warm weather is reducing the amount of water flowing into the reservoirs behind Jamestown and Pipestem dams, according to Bob Martin, manager of the dams for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. "The freezing and thawing has been a huge benefit to any flooding situation," he said.
The Jamestown Public Works Committee approved Thursday exploring options for repairing or demolishing the Ice House Dam. The committee also approved issuing a request for qualifications from engineering firms to explore options for the dam located near Mill Hill in southwest Jamestown. Mandar Nangare, water resources engineer for Barr Engineering of Bismarck, presented information on the ownership of the dam, its current condition and possibilities for funding repair or new construction.
The North Dakota Senate is considering two bills that could negatively impact the development of wind farms in the state, according to Rep. Mike Brandenburg, R-Edgeley.
We often hear of scams being attempted by the criminal element. All too often these things are successful. They all play on people’s desire to get something for nothing. That desire is probably as old as the use of money in the world. A front page article in a March 1902 article of The Jamestown Alert was warning of a scam going around town that spring. Evidently, circulars had been sent to random folks in Jamestown offering for sale printing press plates that can be used to print your own money.
A Jamestown legislator is disputing how some people have understood and reported a statement he made Jan.
A bipartisan effort to overhaul the way North Dakota deals with non-violent offenders is getting support from at least two Jamestown legislators. Sen. John G r a b i n g e r , D-Jamestown, and Rep. Bernie Satrom, R-Jamestown, support efforts to spend more money on mental health and addiction treatment rather than prison time for people arrested on drug and other crimes not involving violence.