WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM CDT THIS AFTERNOON…IN THE JAMESTOWN AREA……..6-P.M. IN THE VALLEY CITY AREA……
TODAY…DECREASING CLOUDS. WINDY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
30S. NORTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 45 MPH.
.TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. NORTHWEST WINDS
10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH DECREASING TO AROUND
5 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 30S. NORTH WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH.
.THURSDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 15 TO 20. NORTHEAST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE MORNING…THEN
CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S.
SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 30 PERCENT.
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 20S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 50S.
.SATURDAY NIGHT…DECREASING CLOUDS. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN.
BREEZY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. BREEZY. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 50S. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S.
.MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY…PARTLY CLOUDY. HIGHS AROUND 60. LOWS IN
THE UPPER 30S.
A WARM FRONT WILL MOVE EAST ACROSS THE STATE FRIDAY BRINGING A CHANCE FOR SNOW…MAINLY CENTRAL AND EAST.
A RETURN TO MILDER WEATHER IS FORECAST FOR MONDAY AND TUESDAY
Wednesday Morning Road report….
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Recent freezing rain and snow has led to an icy commute for residents in parts of North Dakota.
This Wednesday morning, the State Transportation Department has issued a travel alert for the south central and northeastern parts of the state due to the road conditions…including the Jamestown and Valley City area. The alert means motorists can still travel but should be aware of the conditions and use caution.
Roads should clear later in the day. The National Weather Service forecast calls for high temperatures statewide in the 30s.
Officials in the Canadian province of Manitoba on Wednesday morning closed a stretch of Highway 75 due to blowing snow and poor visibility. The highway was closed from St. Agatha to the U.S. border, where it becomes Interstate 29.
Jamestown (CSi) Mar 24, 2015. Jamestown Police wants to warn Jamestown residents regarding a convicted sex offender who has changed addresses in the City of Jamestown.
39 year old James Charles Thompson III now resides at Jamestown Motel #19.
He previously resideed at 1311 Western Park Village, Jamestown, ND
He presently has no vehicle.
Thompson is a black male, 6 feet tall, weighing 293 pounds with brown eyes and black hair.
Thompson has been assigned a high risk assessment by the North Dakota Risk Level Committee, of the North Dakota Attorney General’s Office.
Thompson was convicted of promoting a sexual performance by a minor.
Conviction date January 26, 2004 in Stutsman County Court.
Disposition: two years, with three years supervised probation.
Thompson is not wanted by police at this time and has served the sentence imposed by the court. This notification is meant for public safety and not to increase fear in the community, nor should this information be used to threaten, assault, or intimidate the offender.
Attempts to harass, intimidate, or threaten these offenders, their families, landlords or employers will be turned over for prosecution.
Printed handouts of Thompson’s demographics are available at the Jamestown Police Department.
More information on registered sex offenders is available at the North Dakota Attorney General’s website: www.sexoffender.nd.gov
Jamestown (CSi) The Jamestown City Council’s Finance & Legal, Building Zoning and Planning, and Civic Center & Promotion Committees met Tuesday evening at City Hall. Council Member Gumke was not present.
With Finance & Legal Committee business:
Considered the draft Joint Powers Agreement between the City of Jamestown and the Jamestown Park and Recreation Department pertaining to forestry.
An item under the agreement is that City Forester Doug Wiles would be under the direction of the park district when performing work for parks and recreation.
Termination of the agreement can be made either by the city or Parks and Recreation.
The committee voted to recommends entering into the amended agreement.
Considered the request from Jamestown Tourism for $18,102 from New Project Funds held by the City to be used for development and marketing of the Jamestown Community Calendar.
Tourism Director Searle Swedlund provided a view of the on line calendar, concept and explained the purpose of the calendar.
The committee recommends approval of the request.
The committee recommends approval of the request from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation for a gaming site authorization at the Gladstone Inn and Suites (Banquet Rooms) on April 11, 2015.
The committee recommends approval of the request from the Jamestown Hockey Booster Club, Inc., for a gaming site authorization at the Quality Inn & Suites (Banquet Rooms) on April 18, 2015.
Recommended adopting a Resolution to approve the following items concerning the public vote on the establishment of a one percent City Sales Tax for the construction and operation ot the Two Rivers Activity Center (TRAC)
To set a Special Election for June 2, 2015, for the purpose of determining whether electors approve/disapprove the establishment of a 1% City Sales Tax for the construction and operation of the Two Rivers Activity Center.
To set the polling place at the Jamestown Civic Center with polling hours to be from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
To set the polling place for early voting and absentee voting at the Stutsman County Courthouse, utilizing the county staff, including judges inspectors, and clerks.
To set April 17, 2015, as the date that absentee voting begins
To set May 18, 2015, to June 1st, 2015, as early voting dates from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday
To set June 8, 2015, at 11:00 AM, for the City Council to meet in Special Session as the Canvassing
Board to certify the results of the June 2, 2015, Special Election
The cost of the election will be paid for by Jamestown Parks and Recreation, not to exceed $10,000.
Paper ballots will be used instead of using tabulating machines to help minimize the cost of the election.
The votes will be hand counted with the city providing vote counters.
: A Public Hearing and approval of 2014 Sidewalk, Curb & Gutter District #14-11 Special Assessments, in the amount of $24,240.92, is scheduled for the April 6, 2015, City Council agenda.
Informational: Public Hearing and bid award for Seal Coat, Patching, Construction and Reconstruction District #15-41, is scheduled for the April 6, 2015, City Council agenda.
Applications received for appointment to Shade Tree Committee and Special Assessment Commission.
Departmental and financial reports.
Building, Planning & Zoning Committee business:
Tabled until next month…
The request to vacate 11th Avenue NE/1400 Block, adjacent to Lot 6, Block 4, Leapaldt Addition, Replat of Block 4; Part of Lots 7 & 8 Less N.102.5’ of W.233’ & S.72.75’ of N.175.25’ of W.200’, Replat of Lots 7 & 8, Block 4, Leapaldt Addition, Replat of Block 4; and Lot 1, Block 1, Leapaldt 2nd Addition, to the City of Jamestown, Stutsman County, North Dakota.
The committee considered the First Reading of an ordinance to amend and re-enact Ordinance 329 of the City Code to change the zoning of the proposed Lot 1, Block 1, Edgewood First Addition, within the NE ¼ of the SW ¼ of Section 2, Township 139 North, Range 64W from A-1 (Agricultural District) and C-1 (Local Commercial District) to C-1 (Local Commercial District).
The Second Reading will be at the April City Council meeting.
Considered the recommendation from the Planning Commission to authorize SRF Consulting Group, Inc. be given the go-ahead to develop draft Traffic Impact Study ordinance language that establishes procedures regarding when developers need to prepare a Traffic Impact Study, and that this draft language be provided to the City Attorney for review.
The committee recommends the authorization be approved.
Considered approval of the draft Development Agreement between the City of Jamestown and Anne Carlsen Center, Providing For Completion of Engineering Documents Required for Anne Carlsen Center 2nd Subdivision.
The committee recommends approval of the agreement.
A Public Hearing and Second Reading of an ordinance for annexation of a part of the NE portion of the SW¼ of Section 2, Township 139 North, Range 64 West, will be placed on the April 6, 2015, City Council agenda.
Civic Center and Promotion Committee
No items at this time
Just before adjournment the committee and JSDC CEO Connie Ova discussed the sale of lots to the City of Jamestown in the I-94 Business Park.
The item will be brought before the city, again, to clarify any action that may still occur on the sale of the lots, as previously indicated.
The meeting was shown live on CSi Cable 67, followed by replays.
Jamestown (CSi) “Paint Our Town Purple” is a chance to raise awareness of the American Cancer Society and Relay for Life in the community.
On Tuesday’s Wayne Byers Show on CSi Cable 2, the Chairperson Barb Togstad said, on Friday, May 1, 2015, at 5:30pm, a pre-celebration event will be held at the Frontier Fort by the buffalo.
Purple scarves will be place around the World’s Largest Buffalo statue.
There will also be entertainment.
Purple is the signature color of the American Cancer Society Relay for Life program, which represents all cancers.
This year is the 30th anniversary since Relay for Life was founded by Dr. Gordy Klatt. The national theme for 2015 is ‘30 Years Strong’. Locally the theme is “More Birthday’s.”
Barb will be visiting businesses in April, as the American Cancer Society is seeking businesses, organizations, and families to get involved in the Relay for Life movement by displaying purple ribbons and other decorations from May 1, 2015 – June 5, 2015.
She noted that the community can also help “Paint Our Town Purple” by doing other activities, including putting up purple-themed displays in storefronts, swapping out white light bulbs for purples ones, or selecting a day for everyone to wear purple at work or school.
Also, at the pre-celebration event on May 1st, is the opportunity to purchase purple tablecloths to decorate trees with, purple headbands as well as purple wristbands that say: ’30 Years Strong’ as well as some other items.
The proceeds raised will go to the 2015 Stutsman County Relay for Life event. There will be four certificates given out the night of the Relay for Life event on June 5th: Best Use of Purple, Most Original Purple Theme, Most Purple, and Best Purple Window Display.
Also on our show, Stutsman County Relay for Life Co-Chair, Pam Phillips said this year’s Stutsman County Relay for Life will be a 12 hour event, on June 5th, 2015, starting at 2-p.m., until 2-a.m., on June 6th.
The Opening Ceremonies will be at 6-p.m.
She pointed out that The Miss Relay Contest will return this year, with men dressed in costumes to win the contest, as votes cast will require a donation to the relay.
Other upcoming events include the Survivors Social set for May 17, 2015 from 3-5-p.m., at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Jamestown.
The relays Co-Chairs, Pam Phillips and Doreen Brophy have more information. Pam can be reached at 252-8417, and Doreen at 320-7182.
On Facebook: Stutsman County Relay for Life.
Valley City (CSi) Kasidy Tibke, a sopohmore at Valley City Public Schools has set a lofty Barnes County Relay for Life fundraising goal.
She’s looking for support to reach her goal of $5,000.
Kasidy has been counting down for the event, on June 19, 2015, and, mentally preparing to shave her head, in the name of RFL and cancer research.
Her hair, will be donated, and all funds raised going to Barnes County Relay for Life.
Kasidy along with her family have been ‘relaying’ since 2000 as her grandfather was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 1999, with a second diagnosis in 2006. He passed away in 2012 from leukemia, and her aunt was diagnosed with uterine cancer in 2009, and her father in 2010 was diagnosed with colon cancer.
Then in 2013 her uncle was diagnosed with lung cancer.
Anyone who wants to donate to help the efforts of Casidy Tibke can go online www.relayforlife.org/barnescountynd
Also, attend the Barnes County Relay For Life Daddy Daughter Dance Friday, March 27, 2015 at the Hi Liner Activity Center in Valley City to help raise funds for the American Cancer Society Event. Social starts at 6:30pm and the dance begins at 7pm.
To make a tax deductible donation, make checks payable to the American Cancer Society, with the notation “Granpa’s Little Rascals.”
Grandpa’s Little Rascals
333 6th Ave NE
Valley City, ND 58072
American Cancer Society
RE: Grandpa’ls Little Rascals
4646 Amber Valley Parkway
Fargo, ND 58103
On line visit:
(search team: Grandpa’s Little Rascals and donate on line)
BOTTINEAU, N.D. (AP) – The Bottineau County Sheriff’s Office says two people are dead following an apparent shooting at a hog farm in Landa.
The sheriff’s office says officials found the two bodies at Turtle Mountain Pork on Tuesday morning while responding to an emergency.
The sheriff’s department, state Bureau of Criminal Investigation and other law enforcement agencies are investigating.
Newburg High School Principal Bob Beaudrie tells the Minot Daily News that area schools went into lockdown at about 10 a.m. Tuesday morning following the report of the shooting at a business near Bottineau. The lockdown was lifted by 1 p.m.
The identities of the two victims have not been released.
Further details of the shooting are also not available.
MINOT, N.D. (AP) – Prosecutors are amending the murder charge against a Minot woman suspected of killing her 3-month-old daughter.
The charge against 45-year-old Pauline Stewart is being upgraded from a Class A felony to a Class AA felony. The difference is that she could face life in prison with no parole rather than a maximum of 20 years behind bars should she be convicted.
The Ward County State’s Attorney’s Office says a clerical error prompted the need for the change.
Stewart is due in court April 23 and could enter a plea at that time.
CARSON, N.D. (AP) – Leith Mayor Ryan Schock is to stand trial June 16 on a misdemeanor charge of failing to control or report a dangerous fire.
Schock has pleaded not guilty to the charge that carries a maximum punishment of a year in jail and a $2,000 fine. The case will be heard by a six-person jury in South Central District Court in Carson.
The charge against Schock stems from city officials’ efforts last year to clean up dilapidated buildings after their dispute with white supremacist Craig Cobb, who tried unsuccessfully to take over Leith. Schock denies doing anything wrong.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) – A San Jose, California man is accused of supplying methamphetamine to people in North Dakota.
Victor Pacheco is charged in federal court with possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance. He has yet to appear in North Dakota.
Authorities say they were tipped off by an informant that Pacheco was mailing packages of meth to Grand Forks. Agents later sent Pacheco $4,600 concealed in a stuffed animal and received drugs in return.
Pacheco was arrested earlier this month in California.
Court documents do not list a lawyer for Pacheo.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A North Dakota man who fled the state before he could be sentenced for raping a girl under the age of 15 is fighting extradition charges.
Thirty-two-year-old Patrick Moore, of Garrison, was arrested in Arizona’s Maricopa County on drug charges in February.
Moore pleaded guilty in North Dakota in July 2014 to felony gross sexual imposition charges that could carry a sentence of life in prison without parole. He was to be sentenced Dec. 16 but missed the hearing.
States Attorney Ladd Erickson says Moore is currently fighting extradition charges that would bring him back to North Dakota.
He is now facing additional charges of failure to appear and bail jumping.
Erickson says once Moore is extradited he will be sentenced on the gross sexual imposition charges.
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Federal aviation regulators have given final approval to establish an enormous bomber training area over the Northern Plains.
U.S. Sen. John Thune of South Dakota said Tuesday that the Federal Aviation Administration approved a plan to expand the Powder River Training Complex over North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and Wyoming. Spanning across nearly 35,000 square miles, it will be the largest training airspace over the continental U.S.
The airspace will be used by B-1 bombers at Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota and B-52 bombers at Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota.
Thune says the expansion will help prevent the closure of Ellsworth, improve national security and save on fuel costs.
Critics say the bombers will disrupt rural communities and businesses, and scare livestock.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The number of drill rigs in western North Dakota’s oil patch has slipped to a five-year low with the falling price of oil.
But lawmakers said Tuesday they do not know if the quicker-than-expected drop will immediately influence the final shape of the state’s upcoming budget.
Rep. Jeff Delzer of Underwood is the chairman of the North Dakota House’s Appropriations Committee. He says the state’s major appropriations for the next two-year budget are “still up in the air.”
On Tuesday, 100 rigs were drilling in the state’s oil patch. That’s down from 197 on the same day a year ago and the lowest since March 2010.
North Dakota Petroleum Council President Ron Ness says the drop in the number of drill rigs has come faster than he expected.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota is considering challenging a new federal fracking rule for U.S. government lands.
The Obama administration is requiring companies that drill for oil and gas on federal lands to disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing. A final rule released Friday also updates requirements for well construction and disposal of water and other fluids. The rule takes effect in June.
State Mineral Resources Director Lynn Helms says the rule is an overreach. Gov. Jack Dalrymple says it could interfere with the work of the state’s Water Commission and Health Department.
The state Industrial Commission has voted to have Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem explore the possibility of filing a lawsuit or joining one.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The North Dakota House is considering legislation that would allow bail bond agents to double their rates.
The House Judiciary Committee is slated to take testimony on the bill Wednesday. The Senate unanimously passed the measure last month.
Bail bond agents may not charge a premium, commission or fee for a bond in an amount of more than 10 percent at present.
The bill would allow bail bond agents to double the amount to 20 percent of the amount of the bail furnished, or $150 – whichever is greatest.
The legislation also would allow a bail bond agent to charge for mileage reimbursement when they have to travel to post bail. Current law does not allow for that.
VCSU VIKINGS FOOTBALL 2015 SCHEDULE
*Denotes NSAA Conference games
August 29: @ University of Jamestown 1:00pm
September 5: @ Mayville State University 1:00pm
September 12: vs Robert Morris University 1:00pm
September 19: @ Waldorf College* 1:00pm
September 26: @ Dickinson State* 1:00pm
October 3: vs. Mayville State University* 2:00pm
October 10th: vs Dakota State University 4:00pm
October 17th: @ Presentation College* 1:00pm
October 24: vs University of Jamestown* 1:00pm
November 8: North Star Bowl @ Fargodome
Highlights include book-end games with the University of Jamestown in the regular season.
Two games with Mayville State, and a non-conference match up with Robert Morris University.
This season will also mark the first North Star bowl, which will feature four games between NSAA teams on November 8th at the Fargodome.
MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) – The Minnesota State Moorhead men’s basketball team is headed for the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division II tournament for the first time in program history.
The Dragons will play Bellarmine University of Louisville, Kentucky, in the Elite Eight round on Thursday night. The semifinals are on Saturday, and the national championship game is on Sunday. All of the games will be held in Evansville, Indiana.
The Dragons have a 35-3 record, after beating Northwest Missouri State last week to win the Central Region. They went 15-0 at home this season and 20-2 in the Northern Sun conference. There are six Minnesota natives on the roster, in coach Chad Walthall’s fifth season.
NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Final Detroit 108 Toronto 104
Final Oklahoma City 127 L-A Lakers 117
Final Milwaukee 89 Miami 88
Final Dallas 101 San Antonio 94
Final Sacramento 107 Philadelphia 106
Final Golden State 122 Portland 108
NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) – Zach Parise scored the tying goal midway through the third period and added another in the shootout to help the Minnesota Wild beat the New York Islanders 2-1 last night. Parise’s shootout attempt hit the post to the right of Jaroslav Halak and trickled in after it bounced off the goalie’s leg. Devan Dubnyk made 37 saves for the Wild.
Final Columbus 5 Anaheim 3
Final Los Angeles 4 N-Y Rangers 2
Final OT St. Louis 3 Pittsburgh 2
Final OT Arizona 5 Detroit 4
Final Tampa Bay 4 Florida 3
Final OT Nashville 3 Montreal 2
Final Vancouver 5 Winnipeg 2
UNDATED (AP) – Miami and Stanford have reached the NIT semifinals. Sheldon McClellan scored 16 points and the Hurricanes stormed back from 18 down to beat Richmond 63-61. Anthony Brown scored a season-high 26 points as the Cardinal held off visiting Vanderbilt 78-75.
UNDATED (AP) – Minnesota’s Brian Dozier has been rewarded for having a good season last year. The 27-year old second baseman has agreed to a four-year, $20 million deal after hitting .242 with 23 home runs, 71 RBIs, and 112 runs scored in 2014.
UNDATED (AP) – Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings have reached a standstill in their relationship. Peterson’s agent, Ben Dogra, says he believes a return to Minnesota this season is not in the “best interest” of the standout running back. Peterson previously expressed uneasiness about continuing to play for the Vikings.
PHOENIX (AP) – NFL owners shot down nearly every video review proposal brought to their meetings yesterday, including extending the number of coaches’ challenges and letting them challenge all officiating calls. The only one passed will allow game officials to use review for clock issues at the end of a half, game or overtime if more than one second remains. The owners also approved a proposal for stopping play when a medical adviser believes a player is unstable and should be taken off the field.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Congress has awarded its highest civilian honor to golfing great Jack Nicklaus.
The House and Senate leadership bestowed the Congressional Gold Medal on Nicklaus in the Capitol Rotunda in front of members of Congress, family members and golfing great Arnold Palmer.
The 75-year old Nicklaus is the winner of an unprecedented 18 major championships. Speaker John Boehner (BAY’-nur) called him the “gold standard.”
In world and national news…
SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France (AP) – France’s transport minister says experts have begun the attempt to retrieve what could be vital information from a badly damaged cockpit voice recorder from the Germanwings airliner that crashed in the French Alps, killing 150 people. The official says the first priority will be the voices and conversations in the cockpit. The plane was on a flight from Spain to Germany. Helicopters and searchers are on the mountain.
HALTERN, Germany (AP) – The principal of the German high school that lost 16 students and two teachers in the Germanwings crash in France says “nothing will be the way it was at our school anymore.” The crash has hit Haltern hard. In the rural town amid fields about 50 miles northeast of Duesseldorf, it seems everyone knew someone who died aboard the aircraft. Classes are canceled but students are being encouraged to come to school to be with classmates and talk with counselors.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court hears oral arguments today in a case challenging some of the rulemaking authority of the Environmental Protection Agency. Industry groups and Republican-led states want to roll back rules aimed at reducing power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants that contribute to respiratory illnesses, birth defects and developmental problems in children.
SANAA, Yemen (AP) – Shiite rebels offered a cash bounty today for Yemen’s embattled president, who fled his palace in Aden as the insurgents made advances nearby. Both sides confirm the rebels also arrested Yemen’s defense minister. The advance of the Shiite rebels, known as Houthis (HOO’-theez), threatens to plunge the Arab world’s poorest country into a civil war that could draw in its Gulf neighbors.
BRUSSELS (AP) – Two studies find that overfishing still plagues European Union nations despite commitments to fish sustainably and stay within safe scientific limits. The studies obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press ahead of their release show that almost two out of three limits for catches in the waters off north-western Europe are still set above the limits advised by scientific research.