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Choose right tires for winter safety

The first snowfall of the season prompts many drivers to give some thought to their car’s tires. It can lead to a busy time for the tire shops in Jamestown.

Ethanol plant breaks ground

Officials broke ground here today for the first grain-based ethanol plant to be built in the U.S. since 2007. Speaking at the event were Gov. Jack Dalrymple and North Dakota’s congressional delegation.


City committee approves loan help for BCRG

The Jamestown Finance and Legal Committee approved a $100,000 Flex Pace interest buydown for the Buffalo City Rotisserie Grill during its regular meeting Tuesday. The issue passed on a 3-2 vote with members Dan Buchanan and Steve Brubakken dissenting and Charlie Kourajian, Ramone Gumke and Mayor Katie Andersen in favor.


Fireworks storage bunker explodes southwest of Wimbledon

RURAL WIMBLEDON, N.D. - A storage bunker containing the fireworks for the Sanborn Fire Department’s Fourth of July celebration exploded Thursday evening. The explosion destroyed the storage bunker and its contents but caused no other damage or injuries.


Valley City cleans up after storms

VALLEY CITY, N.D. — Residents here are cleaning up basements and yards after storms Thursday night and early Friday dumped nearly 7 inches of rain on the community.


Tentative agreement between Stutsman Rural Water and Jamestown

Titan Machinery will proceed with hooking up to Stutsman Rural Water sometime yet this week, according to a consensus reached during a joint meeting between parties involved with the territory dispute.

JSDC reviews draft audit

The Jamestown/ Stutsman Development Corp. Executive Board reviewed an audit draft during its regular meeting Monday.


Spiritwood fertilizer plant plans move ahead

Planning continues for the CHS nitrogen fertilizer plant the company expects to locate in the Spiritwood Energy Park, according to Brian Schouvieller of CHS.


Grabinger’s bill withdrawn: Use of state sales tax for county infrastructure eliminated

A bill to fund county roads with a portion of the sales tax proceeds has been withdrawn from consideration by its sponsor.

Rural Water funding bill passes House

The North Dakota House of Representatives approved a bill Friday that provides $9.97 million in grants for Stutsman Rural Water District’s expansion project. The vote was 85 in favor with 3 no votes and six absent or not voting.

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Pay varies for state lawmakers, county and local elected officials

The people elected to the governing bodies at the city, county and state levels are all part-time officials. They continue their normal, day-to-day lives and jobs while attending meetings and making the decisions that manage the governments of the area. They earn a wide variety of wages for those tasks.