North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum, Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring and other state officials will hold a town hall meeting with ranchers, farmers and area residents from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, July 12, in Golden Valley, N.D., to discuss the significant challenges posed by extreme drought conditions and wildfires, as well as the state’s response to both. Officials also will unveil additional steps being taken to provide relief to livestock producers.
The Lake Area Technical Institute graduation ceremony was held May 12 with 839 graduates receiving diplomas. The area students are as follows: Jamestown: Hagen Waldie, energy technology, and Alyssa Barnick, human services technician
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Gov. Doug Burgum signed an executive order Monday waiving hours of service restrictions for drivers of commercial vehicles transporting hay, water and livestock to help livestock producers battling harsh drought conditions. The order also eases weight limits for those hauling hay and water to support drought-stricken ranchers.
A high-risk convicted sex offender is living in the city, according to the Jamestown Police Department. S a w y e r John Suko, 24, resides at 1502 5th Ave. NE. He does not drive a vehicle. Suko is d e s c r i b e d as a white male, 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighing 150 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes. Suko was assigned a high-risk assessment by the North Dakota risk level committee, Office of the Attorney General.
Dakota Hoyt of McHenry and Taylor Storhoff of Valley City were recently named to the spring semester 2017 dean’s list at the University of Minnesota Crookston. To qualify for a place on the dean’s list, students must complete 12 or more letter-graded credits while attaining a 3.66 grade-point average.
Thomas Van Ness of Sykeston was recently named to the spring semester 2017 chancellor’s list at the University of Minnesota Crookston. Van Ness, Sykeston is majoring in agronomy. To qualify for the chancellor’s list, students must complete 12 or more letter-graded credits while attaining a 4.0 gradepoint average.
Eric DeBoer, son of K.C. and Stacey DeBoer, Jamestown, received the North Dakota State University Freshman Heritage Scholarship in the amount of $4,000 and the NDSU Bookstore Textbook Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 credit for textbooks. The scholarships recognize high academic achievement. DeBoer will enter NDSU in the fall and plans to major in secondary education and minor in business administration. In high school, he was active in tennis, golf and National Honor Society.
The Vietnam Veterans of America will hold picnics for all veterans on Friday and Saturday, July 15-16, in the evening at Van Hook Park near New Town in conjunction with the group’s state meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday in New Town. There will be other planned and unplanned activities available. The Byran Kulland VVA Chapter 487 in New Town represents the area of western North Dakota. All veterans and active duty military are invited to attend.
The Democratic/NPL will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 11, at the Gladstone Inn & Suites. A social is at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome.