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Jamestown (CSi) The Jamestown Rural Fire Department responded to a tanker that flipped over on Highway 10 about a mile east of the Cavendish turn Monday about 4:30-p.m.

The North Dakota Highway Patrol reports, the truck tanker combination was hauling 6,400 gallons of water by-product from Jamestown to Spiritwood. The truck entered a sharp left curve. The truck slowed, the liquid load shifted causing the truck and trailer to roll. Both units came to rest in the south ditch.

The driver, 50 year old Dana Reidburn required extraction from under the front seat by the Jamestown Fire Department.

Jamestown Area Ambulance transported the driver to the Jamestown Regional Medical Center.

The crash remains under investigation.

The NDHP was assisted at the scene by the stutsman county sheriff’s office, jamestown fire and rescue, and jamestown area ambulance service.

photos posted on line at csinewsnow.com

JAMESTOWN, N.D. (AP) – Health officials are reporting the first confirmed case in North Dakota of a rare virus believed to be the cause of a severe respiratory illness that affects children.

Officials say the case of enterovirus 68 has been identified in a girl from Stutsman County. The germ is an uncommon strain of a common family of viruses that typically hit from summertime through autumn.

Jill Baber is a state epidemiologist. She says the girl is no longer hospitalized and recovered at home.

The virus can cause mild cold-like symptoms including runny noses, coughing and wheezing. Health officials say this strain is particularly harsh and children with asthma and other health problems are particularly at risk.

There’s no vaccine for the virus. Most children recover within a week with no lasting problems.

(CSi) The North Dakota Highway Patrol reports a single vehicle SUV rollover inflicted injuries to the occupants, northeast of Fairmount.

The accident occurred Sunday about 9:45 a.m., on 92nd Street, SE at border of ND/MN – N. of Fairmount

The 1998 Chevrolet Blazerwas traveling on 92nd St. SE, also known as Township Rd 116, two miles north and two miles east of Fairmount when the vehicle rolled off the roadway into a drainage ditch. The vehicle came to rest in the drainage ditch. The vehicle’s three occupants were unrestrained.

The passenger, Bailey Fisher-Peterson, was transported by ambulance to St. Francis Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. The other two occupants were:

32 year old Nicholas Haney, ofFairmount, ND. Haney was transported by ambulance to St. Francis Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

35 year old Jennifer Hust, of Jamestown, was transported by Life Flight to Sanford Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Both Haney and Hust were identified as the possible driver of the vehicle and were both arrested for DUI.

This is an on-going investigation by the NDHP.


Jamestown (CSi) Over $8,900 was raised toward Huntington’s Disease research, as between 4,000 and 8,000 people viewed classic vehicles at the “Dan Wilhelm Memorial Car and Bike Show”, held at Wilhelm Chevrolet, Buick, and GMC in Jamestown on Saturday. Participants and those viewing the vehicles encountered a couple of short duration rain downpours, which failed to dampen their spirits.

The event organizer, and Wilhelm’s dealership, Business Manger, Steve “Skovy” Jaskoviak, says about $700 more is expected to come in to add to the total. 147 vehicles, and 15 motorcycles registered.

To commemorate the late Dan Wilhelm, the 4th Annual car show, also sponsored by James Valley Street Machines, and Stutsman Harley-Davidson drew entries from North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and Minnesota.

James Valley Street Machines started the car and bike show, three years ago, and in the past the car club and Wilhelm Chevrolet Buick GMC divided the cost of the event.

This year, however, Wilhelm Chevrolet Buick GMC paid a majority of the car and bike show’s costs, with the proceeds going to the Huntington’s Diseas Society of America

Dan Wilhelm passed away in 2012 at age 55 from the disease. A cure is yet to be found, as Huntington’s disease, an inherited brain disorder that results in the progressive loss of mental faculties and physical control.

Photo of the cars show posted on line at


Jamestown (CSi) The Jamestown City Engineer’s Office reports that fogging operations in the City of Jamestown for adult mosquitoes began

Monday night, September 22, 2014 and will continue throughout the week as is necessary.

All fogging operations are contingent upon

weather conditions.

All fogging operations will take place between approximately 8:30 PM (dusk) until approximately 6:00 AM.

Parents are advised to keep children out of the streets and away from the fogging machines.

Motorists are urged to use caution when traveling in the vicinity of the fogging units.

Jamestown (CSi) The Jamestown/Stutsman Development Corporation (JSDC) has offered land it owns in Spiritwood Township for a crew camp that would house construction workers for the planned CHS nitrogen fertilizer plant at Spiritwood.

The area is south of the Dakota Spirit AgEnergy ethanol plant now under construction.

The location would be about 2 miles from the planned location of the CHS nitrogen fertilizer plant.

JSDC CEO Connie Ova says the area offers access to water, sewer, electricity and natural gas.

Global Markets, LLC representative Philip Culler, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, requested cost information for leasing land owned by the JSDC. Culler said his company has held discussions with CHS concerning furnishing a crew camp but did not have a contract.

The JSDC Executive Committee agreed to recommend a rent of $125 per acre per year for land to be used by the crew camp.

The lease would be available to CHS or any company with a contract from CHS to provide construction crew housing.

Culler said initial discussion with CHS called for a crew camp capacity of 300 to 500 people by the spring of 2015 with a capacity of 1,800 people by spring 2016 through the end of the project in the first half of 2018.

Jamestown (CSi) The Jamestown Area Grief Support Team is offering a grief support group for anyone who is grieving the loss of someone important to them, whether the loss is recent or from years past.

On Monday’s Wayne Byers Show on CSi Cable 2 JAGST, President, Char Freeberg said, the group will meet once a week at 7:00 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 424 1st Avenue S, Jamestown, beginning on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 and will run for 6 weeks.

In his book, Understanding Your Grief, internationally recognized expert in the field of loss and grief, Dr. Alan Wolfelt states, “You can benefit from a connectedness that comes from people who have also had a death in their lives. Support groups, where people come together and share the common bond of experience, can be invaluable in helping you and your grief and supporting your need to mourn long after the event of the death”

Also on our show, JAGST member Diane Witzig added, in our fast paced society, people who have had a significant loss are often expected to be ‘over it’ in a matter of a few weeks. They may even expect this of themselves. In reality, it may take years for someone to work through his or her grief. The support group experience helps individuals to understand and express grief in their own unique way and on their own unique timetable.

The group is free of charge, however, participants are asked to register to ensure that enough materials are available. For more information, or to register, please call Diane at 320-4915 or Eileen at 251-1280 (evenings).

Jamestown (CSi) Jamestown High School is in the midst of celebrating Homecoming Week.

Each day this week has a theme in which students participate.

Monday is Sports Day

Tuesday is Fantasy Character Day

Wednesday is Nerd vs. Swag Day

Thursday is Throwback Day

Friday is Blue Jay Spirit Day.

The Homecoming Court

King Candidates:

Adam Allmer

Kyle Anderson

Jacob Brownell

Layne Carlson

Ross Monson

Scott Nelson

Queen Candidates:

Kelsey Becker

Maggie Erickson

Erika Hermanson

Macy Kopp

Kristin Lee

Julina Niemeier

On Friday, September 26, 2014, the Homecoming Coronation Ceremony will be at 10:03-a.m.

The Homecoming Parade is set for 4-p.m. on First Avenue.

At 7-p.m., Blue Jay football vs. Dickinson

After the game, the Homecoming Dance starts at 9:30-p.m. for Jamestown High School student’s only.

Jamestown (CSi) Jamestown Regional Medical Center (JRMC) has been selected by the North Dakota Center for Nursing for a new pilot program for North Dakota Hospitals. As a part to enhance the work environment for nurses across the state, the ND Center for Nursing has designed a new program to help hospitals assess and plan for work environment improvements as part of Pathways to Excellence.

Pathways to Excellence is an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) program which recognizes health care and long term care organizations for positive practice environments where nurses excel. The Pathways to Excellence program started as the Texas Nurse Friendly Hospital program for rural and small hospitals in Texas.

The benefits of work environment changes include improving nurse satisfaction, retaining choice nursing staff and leaders, cultivating inter-professional teamwork, championing quality nursing practice and supporting business growth.

JRMC is one of six initial program hospitals in the state. As a hospital in the program, JRMC will receive customized support as they start their journey in determining work environment strategies and implementing changes.

JRMC Chief Nursing Officer, Trisha Jungels says, “Being selected as a pilot for ND Hospital Pathway to Excellence will provide tools to help JRMC be at our best to retain high performing nurses and leaders, foster teamwork, advocate superior nursing practice and support growth in healthcare. We are excited to be a part of this program to help us be the best we can for our patients.”

Other hospitals participating in the pilot program are Sanford Mayville Medical Center, Fargo VA Health Care System, Pembina County Memorial Hospital, Cavalier County Memorial Hospital and Altru Health System.

To learn more about the ND Hospital Pathway to Excellence pilot program contact Patricia Moulton, PhD at patricia.moulton@ndcenterfornursing.org.

For more information about JRMC or for nursing career opportunities call 701-952-1050 or visit www.jrmcnd.com.

About Jamestown Regional Medical Center

Jamestown Regional Medical Center is located at 2422 20th St. SW, Jamestown, ND and serves approximately 55,000 people in nine counties. Between JRMC, JRMC Clinic, Sanford Health Jamestown and Essentia Health Jamestown, the community is served by 30 local medical providers and a variety of visiting specialists. For more information on services at JRMC, visit

www.jrmcnd.com or call 701-952-1050.

Valley City (VCSU) Valley City State University, founded in 1890, will begin a yearlong celebration of its 125th anniversary with the theme “Making a Difference—Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow” at Homecoming Week 2014 and continue through Homecoming 2015.

Visit the 125th website— www.vcsu.edu/125, now under development—for more information about the celebration.

FARGO, N.D. (AP) – Police in Fargo are taking charge of the investigation into a missing North Dakota State University student who was last seen over the weekend.

Authorities say freshman Tom Bearson, of Sartell, Minnesota, hasn’t been seen since leaving a party about 3 a.m. Saturday. The nursing student lives in a residence hall on campus.

Bearson is a white male, approximately 6 feet tall, with blonde to brown hair and blue eyes.

The area where Bearson was last seen is about six blocks south of his dorm. It was searched previously, but Monday’s afternoon canvassing is more detailed.

Lt. Joel Vettel says  officers are searching  the neighborhoods around the campus. Fire fighters  also searching  the Red River for signs of Bearson.

Vettel says authorities at this point are not asking the public to participate in any search.

NDSU on Sunday reported on its website that Bearson was missing and asked the public for information on his whereabouts.

Anyone with information is asked to call NDSU police at 701-231-8998 or text a tip to 701-526-6006

Bearson was a standout basketball player at Sartell High School.

FARGO, N.D. (AP) – Fargo police say a woman fleeing a traffic stop was arrested after crashing into an ambulance.

The 22-year-old woman was arrested early Tuesday on charges including driving under the influence, fleeing police and felony reckless endangerment. Formal charges were pending.

Authorities allege the woman fled the traffic stop at speeds up to 60 mph. They say officers were not pursuing the vehicle when it rear-ended the ambulance.

A passenger in the woman’s car and two members of the ambulance crew were taken to the hospital with apparent minor injuries.

MINOT, N.D. (AP) – Minot police are investigating a reported robbery at a motel.

Authorities say an employee at the Magic City Motel reported that two masked males entered the motel office about 3:30 a.m. Monday, and one of them was armed with a handgun.

The suspects reportedly stole an undisclosed amount of cash and fled on foot.

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) – The Williams County Sheriff’s Office says two Washington men have been arrested in an oil patch drug case that saw law enforcement officers seize two pounds of meth.

Sgt. Det. Caleb Fry says 45-year-old Terro Bell and 65-year-old Gibson Henderson were arrested Wednesday.

Law enforcement officers found 2 pounds of methamphetamines and 1 ounce of heroin during searches.

Court documents show Bell faces six felony charges regarding possession and delivery. Henderson faces four felony charges.

An affidavit says a confidential informant obtained and sold between five to six pounds of methamphetamine from Bell since June.

Fry says additional arrests are expected in the case.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota’s Health Department is urging people to get vaccinated for the upcoming flu season.

Immunization Surveillance Coordinator Amy Schwartz says a couple of vaccine manufacturers are reporting delays in vaccine shipments, but officials still expect an adequate supply starting in October.

Officials at First District Health Unit in Minot have a shot clinic scheduled for Oct. 8 and are still waiting for vaccine to arrive. Spokeswoman Penny Hamilton tells KXMC-TV there are no plans right now to delay the clinic.

Schwartz says the state is urging everyone to get vaccinated, regardless of age or health status.

Flu activity in North Dakota begins in the fall and typically peaks in March or April. Last season there were nearly 3,000 flu cases in the state, with 149 hospitalizations and eight deaths.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota’s 2015 Teacher of the Year is a vocal and classroom music teacher with Wahpeton Public Schools.

Dean Aamodt received the honor Monday during a ceremony attended by Gov. Jack Dalrymple and state Superintendent of Public Instruction Kirsten Baesler.

Aamodt was selected from a pool of four finalists that included Chris Harvey, an instrumental music teacher with Hazen Public School; Dawn Adair Johnson, a reading coach at Prairie View Elementary School in Devils Lake; and Melissa Stanley, an elementary teacher at Edison Elementary School in Minot.

Aamodt has more than 35 years of experience as a teacher. He’s been with the district in Wahpeton for the past five years. He teaches women’s ensemble, concert choir, show choir and other classes.

The Department of Public Instruction administers the award program.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Frontier Airlines will suspend its service at Bismarck Airport effective Jan. 5.

Airport Manager Gregory Haug on Monday said the airline has notified the airport about its decision. Haug says the carrier is evaluating whether to offer flights in and out of Bismarck on a seasonal basis.

The airline offers passenger service between North Dakota’s capital and Denver International Airport.

Frontier spokesman Todd Lehmacher says Bismarck’s airport “has performed in line with expectations,” but hasn’t “shown the strength necessary” for year-round service.

Lehmacher says customers with travel booked after Jan. 5 will be given a full refund.

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) – The North Dakota Public Service Commission is holding a public hearing in Williston on Sept. 30 about a proposal to transform an oil gathering pipeline into a transmission line.

Meadowlark Midstream Company, LLC wants to convert a 43.5-mile-long gathering pipeline that goes through Williams and Divide counties into a transmission line. The transmission line would take oil from a planned pump station in Divide County to the Colt Rail Terminal in Williams County and carry an estimated 35,000 barrels of oil a day. The project would cost $3.5 million.

The meeting will be held at Williston’s city hall starting at 9 a.m. on Sept. 30.

The Public Service Commission regulates pipelines and other business activities in the state.

FARGO, N.D. (AP) – Soybean buyers and processors from Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines and Vietnam are in North Dakota this week.

The officials are attending a course at the Northern Crops Institute in Fargo. It’s aimed at giving participants an overview of the quality of soybeans grown in the northern U.S. and the intricacies of buying, handling and shipping soybeans from the region.

The course is co-sponsored by the North Dakota Soybean Council, U.S. Soybean Export Council, Northern Food Grade Soybean Association and Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council.

The international officials also will be touring farms and other sites in the Red River Valley of eastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota.

CARSON, N.D. (AP) – A small North Dakota town could lose its ambulance service because of a shortage of volunteers. Carson no longer has enough emergency medical technicians to keep its ambulance service licensed. That means the ambulance service can’t transport patients anymore. The town has one driver and three volunteer EMTs.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota Treasurer Kelly Schmidt has been elected chairwoman of the State Financial Officers Foundation.

Schmidt was elected to the two-year position Monday at the organization’s fall meeting in New York City.

The State Financial Officers Foundation is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization made up of state treasurers and private sector chief financial officers. It works to promote conservative fiscal policy and educate the public, media and policy-makers about the role of finance in a free market economy.

Schmidt was elected North Dakota’s 33rd state treasurer in November 2004. She was re-elected in 2008 and 2012.

In sports…

North Dakota’s two-day youth pheasant hunting season is this weekend.

Licensed residents and nonresidents age 15 and younger may hunt roosters statewide on Saturday and Sunday.

The state Game and Fish Department says shooting hours are a half hour before sunrise to sunset. An unarmed adult must accompany the youth hunter in the field. Youth age 12 and older need to have passed a certified hunter education course.

The daily bag limit and all other regulations for the regular pheasant season apply.


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Josh Collmenter pitched six strong innings for his career-best 11th win as the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Minnesota Twins 6-2 last night to snap a six-game losing streak. Mark Trumbo’s two-run shot off Ricky Nolasco capped a five-run fifth for the Diamondbacks. Collmenter has allowed two runs or fewer in his last six starts.


UNDATED (AP) – The Detroit Tigers’ lead in the American League Central is down to one game over Kansas City with six to play.

Chris Bassitt pitched into the eighth inning and Tyler Flowers belted a two-run homer as the Chicago White Sox beat the Tigers 2-0 in Detroit.

Final          Cleveland              4    Kansas  City      3,  10  Innings

Final          Kansas  City          2    Cleveland          0

The Royals also stay one game behind Oakland for the AL’s first wild-card berth.

Final          Toronto                14    Seattle              4

The Mariners, who have dropped nine of their last 13 to fall two games behind Kansas City for the final AL wild-card berth.

The Athletics still own sole possession of the AL’s top wild-card slot after put together a six-run first inning to beat the Anaheim Angels 8-4.

Final          N-Y  Yankees          5    Baltimore          0

Final          Texas                      4    Houston              3


Final          St.  Louis              8    Chi  Cubs            0

The NL Central leaders stay 2 1/2 games ahead of the Pirates with five games remaining.

Final          Pittsburgh            1    Atlanta              0

Pittsburgh has opened a five-game lead over Milwaukee in the battle for an NL wild-card berth by blanking the Braves 1-0

San Francisco still shares the NL wild-card lead with Pittsburgh and has pulled within 3 1/2 games of West-leading Los Angeles by scoring three runs in the 13th inning to beat the Dodgers 5-2.

Final          San  Diego              1    Colorado            0


EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) – Jay Cutler hit Martellus Bennett for a pair of touchdowns while throwing for 225 yards and no interceptions in the Chicago Bears’ 27-19 win over the New York Jets. Ryan Mundy returned an interception 45 yards for a touchdown to put the Bears ahead to stay just 32 seconds into the game. The 1-2 Jets lost despite outgaining the 2-1 Bears 414 yards to 257.


FARGO, N.D. (AP) – Stony Brook senior associate athletic director Matt Larsen has been named the next athletic director at North Dakota State University.

NDSU announced the hiring Monday night. Larsen will succeed Gene Taylor, who announced in June that he was leaving the school after 13 years to take the No. 2 position in athletics at Iowa. Larsen will begin his new duties in Fargo on Oct. 14.

Larsen beat out three other finalists for the NDSU job, including NDSU senior associate athletic director Troy Goergen.

Larsen is in his 19th year at Stony Brook in New York. NDSU President Dean Bresciani (bruh-SHAW’-nee) says Larsen is “well-known and well-respected in NCAA Division I circles, and has a personal reputation for integrity and ethics that is beyond reproach.”

FARGO, N.D. (AP) – The North Dakota State University football team has retained its top ranking in both NCAA Football Championship Subdivision polls, and even earned votes in the upper-tier Football Bowl Subdivision poll.

The Bison beat Montana 22-10 over the weekend. Montana at the time was ranked fourth in the Sports Network poll and third in the coaches’ poll.

NDSU got all 26 first-place votes in this week’s coaches’ poll and 150 of the 159 first-place votes in the Sports Network poll. The Bison also got three total votes in the latest FBS poll. NDSU earlier this season handily beat Iowa State, an FBS school.

Eastern Washington was second and Coastal Carolina third in both of this week’s FCS polls.


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Minnesota Twins say first baseman-designated hitter Kennys Vargas and right-hander Jose Berrios have won the team’s minor league player and pitcher of the year honors. Vargas won the 2014 Sherry Robertson Award as the Twins minor league player of the year. Berrios was named the 2014 Jim Rantz Award winner as the team’s minor league pitcher of the year.

ATLANTA (AP) – The Atlanta Braves have fired general manager Frank Wren, less than 24 hours after being eliminated from the National League playoff race. Former major league executive and MLB Network analyst John Hart has been named as the team’s interim general manager. Wren was in his 15th season with the Braves and his seventh as the club’s general manager.

In world and national news…

WASHINGTON (AP) – There were two groups of air strikes in Syria overnight. The U.S. and five Arab countries launched airstrikes on Islamic State group targets in eastern Syria, which were followed by a unilateral U.S. attack on what Washington calls an al-Qaida affiliate. Syrian activists say the air strikes caused casualties among Islamic State group militants and some civilians.

PARIS (AP) – France’s prime minister says his country won’t negotiate with the captors of a French man in Algeria. The kidnappers are demanding that France halt airstrikes against Iraq within 24 hours or the hostage will be killed. French Prime Minister Manuel Valls says France will continue fighting Islamic State militants.

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama’s remarks at a U.N. summit on climate change will contain a host of U.S. commitments. Obama will announce plans to sign an executive order requiring the U.S. government to take climate change into account when it spends money overseas to help poorer countries. The White House says the U.S. will also offer vulnerable communities abroad new scientific tools. The summit takes place on the sidelines of the General Assembly meeting.

JERUSALEM (AP) – Two Palestinians suspected in the June abduction and slaying of three Israeli teenagers are dead. Israeli special forces killed the pair in a raid on a West Bank hideout early today. The attack on the teens triggered a chain of events that led to the war in Gaza this summer. Israel says the suspects were well-known Hamas militants.

MADRID (AP) – A manhunt is on in Spain for the person who stabbed five people in the space of an hour in broad daylight in a northeastern city. A regional police spokeswoman says the victims were from China, Morocco, Pakistan, Spain and South America. Police say the attacker left the knife stuck in the back of his last victim.

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