TODAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN AND
SNOW IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S. WEST WINDS 5 TO
.TONIGHT…CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW POSSIBLY MIXED WITH RAIN IN THE
EVENING…THEN CHANCE OF SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOWS IN THE MID
20S. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION
50 PERCENT IN THE JAMESTOWN AREA, 40 PERCENT IN THE VALLEY CITY AREA.
.TUESDAY…CLOUDY WITH A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE JAMESTOWN AREA, A 40 PERCENT CHANCE IN THE VALLEY CITY AREA. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 30S. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
.TUESDAY NIGHT…CLOUDY. A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW AFTER
MIDNIGHT. LOWS IN THE LOWER 20S. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY…CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW. HIGHS IN
THE MID 20S. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 10 TO 15.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 30S.
.THURSDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 20S.
.FRIDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW POSSIBLY
MIXED WITH RAIN. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S.
.FRIDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 20S.
.SATURDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW. HIGHS
IN THE LOWER 30S.
.SATURDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW.
LOWS IN THE LOWER 20S.
.SUNDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW. HIGHS
Jamestown (CSi) Jamestown Police continue with its investigation stemming from a vehicle pursuit that occurred Thursday evening in Jamestown.
Assistant Chief John Johnson says the chase started about 8:30-p.m. in the 1300 block of 4th Avenue Northwest, and continued as the individual eluded police through the northwest, northeast, then southeast, as the individual lost police out of town.
The Stutsman County Sheriff’s Office and the North Dakota Highway Patrol assisted in the chase.
Authorities are looking for the vehicle and driver, having the make and license plate number. Information on what led to the pursuit is not available.
The public does not need to be on the lookout for the vehicle.
Jamestown (CSi) Stutsman County Official’s assisted local agencies in the rescue of a man trapped nearly up to his chest, in a grain bin last Thursday.
The Kensal Fire Department, Carrington Volunteer Fire and Rescue, Stutsman County Sheriff’s Office, and Jamestown and Carrington Ambulance Services responded to a call about 12:30-p.m. of a man trapped in a bin of soybeans at Kensal Farmers Elevator Co. He was later identified as Dave Jones.
Carrington Volunteer Fire and Rescue used extraction equipment, a grain rescue tube, to rescue him.
Rescuers assembled the tube to remove grain between the inside of the tube, and Jones.
Carrington Ambulance transported him to the Carrington Health Center,where he was treated and released.
Kensal Farmers Elevator, General Managerm Cris Breidebach Jones is now in good condition.
Jamestown (CSi) On Tuesday January 20, 2015 Jamestown Public Schools will host the next community meeting at 6:30-p.m., at the Jamestown Middle School, Thompson Room.
On Friday’s Wayne Byers Show on CSi Cable 2, Jamestown Public School Superintendent Rob Lech said, public input is being solicited concerning the the long-range facilities planning, including a facilities assessment, staff and community engagement, and ultimately assistance with approving the long-range facility plan, that would be adopted by the Jamestown Public School Board.
A boundary analysis will be made for K-5 schools, to meet capacity limits.
He said the input is needed as the school district makes difficult decisions regarding facilities, short-term and long-term. The community input will help the school district understand what students and the community needs, and the level of support for each of these concepts.
Lech added that the January 20th public meeting will give the school district perspectives necessary to make the best possible decisions for Jamestown Public Schools.
Jamestown (CSi) The Jamestown Tourism Grant/Executive Advisory Board met Friday at the CSi Technology Center, at Historic Franklin School.
No grant requests were on the agenda, so the board discussed and reviewed other business, and reviewed Executive Director, Searle Swedlund’s job performance and salary increase.
During his reports, Swedlund said the Calendar Committee met this week and the planning process is in the “technical component.” It a good cross-section of stake-holder were in attendance.
He also pointed out that representatives of the 1883 Stutsman County Courthouse Committee will be requesting some funding from the state legislature.
He presented a 2015 Grant Allocation workshop sheet that indicated anticipated requests and projected dollar amounts.
Also reviewed was the grant fund request guidelines, along with eligible grant funding recipients. Possible additional categories were discussed.
The board directed Swedlund to meeting with Civic Center Manager Pam Fosse to develop a one page grant request sheet to be included to entice organizations to hold events in Jamestown.
It was discussed if tourism can influence expanding camping opportunities in Jamestown.
Remaining 2014 Grant and Operating dollars were allocated into the 2015 budget.
Remaining Operating Funds were approved to go into the 2015 General Operating Fund, in the amount of $4,135.
Grant dollars of $5,919 was applied to the city held Capital Improvement Fund.
Swedlund commented that the Frontier Village Association Board has authorization and identification issues that need addressing.
It was pointed out that the FVA has hired a CPA for accounting purposes.
In closed Executive Session the board discussed Swedlund’s annual job performance review. Returning to Regular Session the board voted unanimously to give Swedlund a salary increase of $7, 000 annually.
Board President, Mitzi Hager said Swedlund has done a “fantastic job,” in his postion, and had brought tourism, “into the 21st Century,” with his “hands-on,” approach.
Civic Center Manager Pam Fosse told the board that the North Dakota Dance and Drill team competition next weekend, is expected to have 39 teams competing.
MANDAN, N.D. (AP) – Authorities have identified a Bismarck woman who was struck and killed by a semi-trailer on Interstate 94 in Mandan.
The Highway Patrol says 42-year-old Jaclene Grey was hit about 1 a.m. Saturday, and declared dead at the scene.
Authorities say the 55-year-old Wisconsin man driving the semi was unable to avoid Grey when she entered the roadway. No charges were filed.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Four children and two adults were treated for exposure to carbon monoxide after high levels of the potentially deadly gas filled a pool area at a Bismarck hotel.
Two Holiday Inn Express employees who helped evacuate the pool area Sunday afternoon also were taken to hospitals as a precaution.
Emergency officials say it appears a boiler in a room adjoining the pool area was to blame for the high carbon monoxide levels. The boiler was shut down and the area ventilated.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota’s Game and Fish Department is accepting entries for the design of a 2015 Earth Day patch.
The contest for students ages 6-18 is part of the agency’s annual Earth Day awareness campaign. The deadline to submit entries is March 15. Earth Day is April 22.
The Game and Fish Department will announce a winner in three age categories – 6-9, 10-13 and 14-18. Each winner will receive a pair of binoculars. The final patch design will be chosen from among the three winners.
The patch will be given to members of Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, 4-H clubs and any school participating in Earth Day cleanup projects on state-owned or managed lands in North Dakota in April and May.
More information can be found on the department’s website: www.gf.nd.gov .
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Several North Dakota lawmakers have been sickened with the flu in recent days.
Some 13 House members and about six Senators were absent at various times late last week.
At first, some lawmakers believed it may have been food poisoning. Some believed the culprit was fried walleye fingers at a buffet held for them.
But Rep. George Keiser of Bismarck says he didn’t attend the dinner and he still got sick.
WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) – Economic development officials in Williston want to connect energy producers with regional manufacturers.
Williston Economic Development has launched the Enhanced Bakken Supply Chain Initiative. Executive Director Shawn Wenko says the goal is to reduce costs for oil and gas operators in the Bakken while expanding opportunities for manufacturing and logistics businesses.
Officials have scheduled a Manufacturing and Logistics Conference March 25-26 as part of the initiative. The conference on the Williston State College campus will bring together manufacturers, machinists, suppliers, logistics companies and energy companies.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) – A new art exhibition set to open in North Dakota will feature works by several artists including Pablo Picasso and Rembrandt.
The University of North Dakota exhibition at the Empire Arts Center in downtown Grand Forks opens Feb. 5 and runs through April 2.
“From Rembrandt to Picasso and Beyond” is a wide-ranging exhibition that will showcase original old master prints, as well as pieces by prominent modern and contemporary artists. Works by Pieter Bruegel, Theodore Gericault, Eugene Delacroix, John James Audubon and several other artists will be displayed.
The exhibition will also include American Indian art.
Gallery admission is free.
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) – A bill being drafted by a Billings legislator would ban cellphone use while driving in Montana.
Most major cities in Montana have enacted bans on talking and texting while driving.
According to the Montana Department of Transportation, approximately 63 percent of Montanans already live in areas that ban cellphone use while behind the wheel.
Democratic Representative Virginia Court of Billings is drafting legislation that bans using a hand-held electronic device while driving on a highway, including while being stopped temporarily at a stop sign or light.
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports that cellphone violations won’t show up on a driver’s record and insurance companies can’t hold the violation against the insured driver.
Saturday, Final Day of boys’ BCT:
7th place game: Sargent Central 60 vs Barnes County North 38
5th place game: Milnor 75 vs Finley-Sharon-Hope-Page 66
3rd Place game: Maple Valley 52 vs Griggs County Central 41
LaMoure-Litchville-Marion 52 Enderlin 47
All Tournament Team
Riley Nelson, Griggs County Central
Jayden Grover, Griggs County Central
Hunter Engel, Griggs County Central
Mason Olsen, Milnor
Riggs Nudell, Maple Valley
Peter Lindgren, Enderlin
Grand Lindemann, Enderlin
*Graham Hurlburt, Enderlin
*Drew Thielges, LaMoure-Litchville-Marion
*Anthony Olson, LaMoure-Litchville-Marion
*Denotes a unanimous selection
Free Throw Champion
Riley Nelson, Griggs County Central (25-25)
Milnor High School
Boys Hockey Friday
Minot 4 Jamestown 3
Mayville (CSi) Barnesville, Minnesota native and current Mayville State University freshman tight end Matthew Holland died Saturday morning from seizures.
That, according to Barnesville athletic director and football coach Bryan Strand.
Holland played baseball, basketball and football for Barnesville High School before following in the footsteps of his older brother James and signing a national letter of intent to play football for Mayville State in February.
Former classmates and friends took to social media Saturday to honor Holland.
MINOT, N.D. (AP) – Some Minot State University students pulled an all-nighter – but it had nothing to do with studying.
Ten members of the MSU softball team over the weekend played 31 hours, 32 minutes and 33 seconds of Wiffle Ball, unofficially breaking the Guinness world record for longest Wiffle ball marathon. Guinness must verify the mark.
Senior Leyna Downey coordinated the game. She says breaking a world record “was on my bucket list.”
The game began at 6:05 a.m. Saturday and ended at 3:51 p.m. Sunday. It lasted into the 233rd inning. The Black Team beat the Red Team by a score of 1,011-384.
The world record attempt also served as a fundraiser for the softball team.
NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIPS…
It will be the Seattle Seahawks against the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 49 in Arizona.
SEATTLE (AP) – The Seattle Seahawks are going to their second straight Super Bowl after rallying to beat the Green Bay Packers 28-22 in overtime. Russell Wilson connected with Jermaine Kearse for a 35-yard touchdown at 3:19 of OT to cap an exciting finish in the NFC championship game. Marshawn Lynch ran for 157 yards and a touchdown for the Seahawks, who set an NFL conference championship game record by rallying from a 16-point halftime deficit.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) – Tom Brady is going to the Super Bowl for the sixth time after throwing for 226 yards and three touchdowns in New England’s 45-7 pounding of Indianapolis in the AFC title game. LaGarrette Blount ran for three scores while amassing 148 yards on 30 carries to help the Pats reach the title game for the first time in three seasons. The Pats played shutout ball after Zurlon Tipton’s one-yard scoring run late in the first half.
NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Final New Orleans 95 Toronto 93
Final Oklahoma City 127 Orlando 99
Final San Antonio 89 Utah 69
NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
Final N-Y Rangers 5 Pittsburgh 2
Final Dallas 6 Chicago 3
Final 2OT Winnipeg 4 Arizona 3 (SO Winnipeg 1-0)
Final Detroit 6 Buffalo 4
TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Final (15) North Carolina 68 Virginia Tech 53
Final (23) N. Iowa 60 Missouri St. 46
TOP-25 WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Carile Wagner’s jumper with 37 seconds left lifted No. 23 Minnesota over Indiana 65-61 yesterday. Wagner finished with 13 points. Amanda Cahill and Larryn Brooks paced Indiana with 12 points apiece.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Cynthia Hernandez scored 17 points to lead five Rutgers players in double figures as the No. 24 Scarlet Knights beat Wisconsin 73-63 yesterday. Betnijah Laney recorded her 12th double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds for Rutgers. Whyte led Wisconsin with 17 points.
Final ( 2) UConn 92 South Florida 50
Final ( 4) Louisville 67 Virginia 55
Final ( 8) Maryland 74 Illinois 54
Final LSU 84 (10) Kentucky 79
Final (11) Texas A&M 58 Mississippi 49
Final (12) North Carolina 78 Clemson 56
Final (15) Mississippi St. 66 Alabama 50
Final (16) Duke 68 Miami 53
Final (18) Georgia 64 Vanderbilt 53
Final (20) Florida St. 59 Virginia Tech 44
Final (22) Iowa 52 Michigan St. 50
Final (25) Syracuse 64 Boston College 46
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – The Denver Broncos have found a new head coach, less than a week after parting ways with John Fox. A person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press that Broncos GM John Elway is hashing out a four-year contract with Gary Kubiak. Kubiak was Elway’s backup QB from 1983-91 and Denver’s offensive coordinator from 1995-2005 under Mike Shanahan.
Peyton Manning will have to skip the Pro Bowl because his right thigh injury hasn’t gotten much better in the week since the Denver Broncos were bounced from the playoffs.
Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers, San Francisco wide receiver Anquan Boldin and Carolina linebacker Thomas Davis have been selected as finalists for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award.
NEW YORK (AP) – The NFL and CBS have extended their Thursday night football package for the 2015 season. The agreement carries an additional year at the NFL’s option. CBS will broadcast the first eight Thursday night games, which also will be simulcast on NFL Network. NFL Network also will exclusively show the final eight games. The games will include 14 on Thursday nights and two late-season games on Saturdays.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) – Seventh seed Eugenie Bouchard’s quest to match her stellar 2014 record in Grand Slam tournaments started on a positive note she beat Anna-Lena Friedsam of Germany 6-2, 6-4 Monday in the first round of the Australian Open. Bouchard advanced to the semifinals at three majors last year and lost in the Wimbledon final. Fifth seed Ana Ivanovic (ee-VAH’-noh-vihch) had 10 double-faults in losing to Czech qualifier Lucie Hradecka (rah-DEHCH’-kuh). No. 3 Simona Halep (HAH’-lep) advanced in straight-sets. On the men’s side, winners included two-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray, third seed Rafael Nadal, seventh seed Tomas Berdych and No. 10 Grigor Dimitrov (dih-MEE’-trahv).
HONOLULU (AP) – Jimmy Walker has won the PGA’s Sony Open for the second straight year, closing with a 7-under-par 63 for a 23-under total. Walker is the tournament’s first repeat winner since Ernie Els in 2004. He set a tournament record with a nine-stroke victory over Scott Piercy.
In world and national news…
LONDON (AP) – The latest report from Oxfam International suggests the fight against global poverty may be losing ground. Oxfam says the richest one percent of the world’s population will own half of global wealth by next year. The report comes as the World Economic Forum begins in Davos, Switzerland. Oxfam Executive Director Winnie Byanyima says it’s time for world leaders who have talked about reducing inequity to “walk the walk.”
BEIRUT (AP) – The most prominent Lebanese Hezbollah figure to die in the conflict in Syria is to be buried today along with five other core fighters killed in what the group describes as an Israeli airstrike. Although Israel isn’t confirming the strike, it was a serious blow to Hezbollah, stretched thin as the group’s Shiite fighters side with Syrian government forces. One of those killed was the son of a slain Hezbollah military chief.
BRUSSELS (AP) – The European Union wants to boost cooperation and information sharing with Arab countries by forming a new anti-terror alliance. EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini met today with Arab League Secretary General Nabil Al-Araby. She also attended a meeting of the EU foreign ministers. Some ministers want to work with Muslim countries, rather than blame them for ongoing troubles.
BUENOS AIRES (AP) – A special prosecutor in Argentina has been found dead of a gunshot wound. Alberto Nisman had accused Argentine President Cristina Fernandez of ordering impunity for Iranian suspects in the South American country’s worst terrorist attack, which killed 85 people in 1994. He was scheduled to testify today at a closed-door hearing.
ATHENS, Greece (AP) – Greek officials say the high-profile excavation last year of an ornate tomb turned up human bones belonging to at least five people, including an elderly woman and a baby. The large, vaulted tomb was decorated with marble statues of sphinxes and young women, as well as a remarkable mosaic pavement. The tomb has been dated to between 325 B.C. and 300 B.C.