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Reported influenza case have increased for the fifth straight week, a signal of an early start of the flu season, according to the North Dakota Department of Health. There were 104 new flu cases reported across North Dakota for the week of Nov. 26 to Dec. 2, according to the Health Department. That brings the statewide seasonal total to 304 cases since seasonal reporting started in late July, a 55 percent increase from the 196 cases reported on Nov. 25.
An annual prostate cancer screening tool is no longer recommended for men over age of 50, but support for the test is causing anxiety, according to Dr. Robert Bates, director of urology at Jamestown Regional Medical Center.
Two boys can’t resist some horseplay in the snow after school on Tuesday along Seventh Avenue and Ninth Street Southeast in Jamestown. Tom LaVenture / The Sun
Workers with Straightway Construction Inc. of Bismarck secure a support beam to the foundation of a commercial building Tuesday on Fourth Street Northwest in Jamestown. Tom LaVenture / The Sun
The snow and wind started early Monday and before the morning rush hour was over there were reports of several car crashes around Jamestown. There were no serious injuries, said Sgt. Tyler Loven of the Jamestown Police Department. "There were several vehicles in the ditch and the weather created a lot of work for us," Loven said. "We just encourage people to slow down and drive for the conditions." Sgt. Matt Thom of the Stutsman County Sheriff's Office said there were several minor accidents and at least one accident with an injury on Monday morning.
Opening a salon is a challenge but it’s a natural next step for an experienced stylist/manager, said Lori Winter, owner of Northern Roots Hair Salon that opened Nov. 6 in the Village Suites in downtown Jamestown. Winter has 25 years of experience and managed a Bismarck salon before taking six years to raise her three children. A return to her former salon would mean losing about 50 percent of sales to a commission rate, with the option of renting a booth in another salon where her lack of clients presented a profitability issue, she said.
A lay person and a custodian had a vision of an outdoor Nativit
As of Thursday, Jamestown no longer has a local Small Business Development Center office. The executive board of the South Central Dakota Regional Council approved 4-0 at a special meeting Thursday a mutual agreement with the North Dakota Small Business Development Center to terminate the arrangement to host the SBDC office in Jamestown.
Eventide Jamestown invited the community to share in its first