The North Dakota Public Service Commission (PSC) has approved two sets of rule changes that strengthen requirements for future wind projects and ensure they are properly decommissioned at the end of their use. The rule changes focus on two different areas related to wind projects: decommissioning requirements for when a wind farm is retired, and lighting systems.
A 56-year-old Dunseith, N.D., man was killed in a rollover crash in Rolette County Monday evening, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol. The crash occurred at 6:02 p.m. A 2003 Buick LeSabre was going north on 35th Avenue Northeast about 5 miles southeast of Dunseith. The car drove into a washed out portion of the road and rolled. The patrol said the driver died at the scene. The washed out portion of the road was closed to traffic.
Items left on top of a stove at 420 3rd Ave. NE Saturday afternoon were the apparent cause of a small kitchen fire in Jamestown, according to the Jamestown Fire Department. Lt. Sheldon Mohr, JFD training officer, said Stutsman County Communications Center dispatched the department at 3:42 p.m. He said the fire was mostly extinguished when the fire department arrived. Most of the damage was smoke damage and was contained to the kitchen area of the house.
The Jamestown Sun hands out these bravos and buffalo chips this week: › Bravo to the Jamestown Fine Arts Association, which received the Flint Firestarter Award for Tourism Development Project. The state award, presented by Gov. Doug Burgum last week, was for the Arts Center’s Hansen Arts Park in downtown Jamestown. The award recognized the association for being “a catalyst for development and growth of Jamestown’s downtown.”
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Curbside recycling is scheduled to start July 1 in Jamestown, and the Jamestown Area Chamber of Commerce City Beautification Committee and Renaissance Recycling will hold several informational meetings during the next few months to help educate the public about the recycling process and what can be recycled. Meetings will be held according to the following schedule: May 3: 9 a.m. at City Hall May 8: 6:30 p.m. at Alfred Dickey Library May 15: 7 p.m. at City Hall
Three people were sentenced recently on felony charges in Southeast District Court in Jamestown. Joshua Nathan Bestwina, 38, Missoula, Mont., pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, a Class A felony, possession of a controlled substance, a Class C felony, and possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor. Bestwina was accused of possessing more than 500 grams of marijuana, possession of methamphetamine and possession of items used with controlled substances other than marijuana on Aug. 1, 2015.
MUNICIPAL COURT CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOL/MINOR Josselyn Denise Pachero, 20, 7084 College Lane, $200 fines/ fees, five days suspended, 30 hours community service. Adrianna Nichole Ranisate, 20, Pierre, S.D., $300 fines/fees, five days, three suspended. CONTEMPT OF COURT
Fergie, a multi-platinum solo artist and vocalist for the Black Eyed Peas, and Paramore will perform in July at the North Dakota State Fair in Minot. Fergie will perform on Saturday, July 22, and is finishing her follow-up album to her 2006 solo release, “The Duchess.” Her first solo album sold 6.5 million copies and 28.5 million tracks worldwide. She also released four multi-platinum albums with the Black Eyed Peas. Her second solo album will be released later this year.
A two-vehicle crash in LaMoure County Monday morning resulted in injuries to both drivers, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol. The crash occurred at 10:03 a.m. in LaMoure County.