N.D. (Jared Slinde) – Trucks supplying fresh fruit, vegetables,
meats, shelf-stable items and more will be in Jamestown on Friday,
July 28, as part of the Great Plains Food Bank Pop-up Perishable Food
in need of food assistance in each community or neighboring
communities are welcome to attend and receive food at no cost.
Pop-up Perishable Food Program will make its stop on Friday, July 28,
at the Jamestown Civic Center from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Pop-up Perishable Food Program fills a strong need and puts food
directly into the hands of those that need it most,” Great Plains
Food Bank Regional Services Manager Andrea Block, who services Mobile
Food Pantries and the Pop-up Perishable Food Program in eastern North
Dakota, said. “This is all about convenience for the consumer. They
know exactly when and where there will be fresh and nutritious food
available. We want to make it as easy as we can for those who need
help to be able to get it.”
attending the distribution are asked to bring with any plastic bags
or boxes to take food home with them.
more information on mobile and perishable food pantries in western
North Dakota contact: Rachel Monge at 701-390-2513 or
more information on mobile and perishable food pantries in eastern
North Dakota contact: Andrea Block at 701-476-9128 or
Felita Bravebull Bredeson JAMESTOWN - Jamestown Police are warning residents of a convicted high risk sex offender who has changed her address in the city. Felita Bravebull Bredeson is living at 1003 5th Avenue NE #4...
Sawyer John Suko JAMESTOWN - Jamestown Police are warning residents of a convicted high risk sex offender who has changed his address in the city. Sawyer John Suko is living at 1101 1st Avenue North. He does not have a vehicle. Suko is a 24-year-old white male standing 5 feet, 7 inches and weighing 150 pounds. He has hazel eyes and brown hair. His file photo shows him with short-cropped hair, a high hairline and a close-cropped beard. Suko was convicted in January 2012 in Stutsman County District Court, ND for Gross Sexual Imposition involving a 13-year-old girl. He provided the girl Apple Pucker Schnapps at a neighboring campsite and had sex with her after she was intoxicated. Suko is not wanted by police at this time. Police Chief Scott Edinger cautions residents that attempts to harass, intimidate or threaten Suko, his family, landlord or employer, will be turned over for prosecution. Printed handouts of his demographics are available from the Jamestown Police Department.
BISMARCK, N.D. (Mike
Nowatzki) – North Dakota residents interested in serving on the
State Water Commission have through Friday, July 21, to submit their
The application form
can be found online at www.governor.nd.gov/boards/AppForm.aspx.
Within the form is a “Board Applied For” drop-down menu, from
which applicants should select “Water Commission, State.”
The nine-member State
Water Commission (www.swc.nd.gov)
consists of Gov. Doug Burgum as chairman, Agriculture Commissioner
Doug Goehring as an ex-officio member, and seven members appointed by
the governor to six-year terms, with one member each from the seven
major drainage basins in North Dakota. All seven positions are open
The commission is
authorized to investigate, plan, construct, and develop water-related
projects, and serves as a mechanism to financially support those
efforts, with the mission of improving the quality of life and
strengthening the economy of North Dakota by managing the water
resources of the state for the benefit of its people. Citizens
interested in becoming part of this forward-thinking, innovative and
transformative group are encouraged to apply.
The commission meets
six times a year. The State Engineer serves as the commission’s
executive officer, overseeing the staff who carry out the
N.D. - On
July 6, Stutsman County Auditor and Chief Operating Officer Casey
Bradley submitted a letter of resignation saying his final day on the
job would be August 4. Now his temporary replacement has been named.On
Tuesday, Stutsman County Commissioners unanimously appointed staff
for the interim period after Bradley leaves.
Meland was appointed as the Stutsman County Auditor and Chief
Operating Officer until a permanent replacement can be found. Meland
is currently the deputy audtior and recorder. Jessica Alonge, county
treasurer, will serve as deputy auditor and recorder during the
interim. The current deputy recorder, Jessca Moser, will serve as
county treasurer and her current position will remain open for now.
chair Mark Klose said the changes will remain in effect through
October to allow staff to work through the budgeting process for
2018. A search for a permanent replacement for Bradley will begin
after completion of work on the new budget.
Michael Allen Jans JAMESTOWN - Jamestown Police are warning residents of a convicted high risk sex offender who is now living in the city.Michael Allen Jans is a 28-year-old white male standing 5 feet 6 inches and weighing 180 pounds...
JAMESTOWN -(NDSU Extenstion) - Drought
management strategies and pre-breeding issues will be among the
topics covered during a sheep seminar the North Dakota State
University Extension Service and North Dakota Lamb and Wool
Producers Association have teamed up to hold Aug...
JPS Superintendent Robert Lech JAMESTOWN,
N.D. – The Citizens Advisory Committee discussing Jamestown Public
Schools (JPS) decided on its official list of priorities to enhance
the future of JPS. The list was compiled after several meetings among
committee members and the Jamestown community at-large, including a
town hall meeting in May. The committee’s priorities are:
heating, ventilation, air conditioning and temperature controls
safety and security
Washington Elementary and adding on to Louis L’Amour Elementary
and remodel Transition House
high school activities (football and track) to the high school
to best accomplish these priorities will be part of the committee’s
ongoing discussion, in which the Jamestown community is encouraged to
participate. Later this summer or early fall, the committee expects
to make a recommendation to the Jamestown School Board for its
a committee, we have thoroughly reviewed the facility needs across
Jamestown Public Schools, including several conversations with school
staff and community members, and believe this list of priorities is
the best, most effective way to ensure education in Jamestown remains
top-notch long into the future,” said JPS Superintendent Rob Lech.
“While we continue to work on finer details among these priorities,
we look forward to presenting our plan to the School Board later this
more information on the Citizens Advisory Committee or to participate
in its ongoing efforts, visit its Facebook page, Building
Our Future Community Forum.
OAKES, ND – (Julie Ellingson) - The North Dakota Water Education Foundation
is hosting the Southeastern North Dakota
Irrigation tour on Wednesday, August 2.
There are about 85,000 acres of irrigated land in a 7 county area
in southeastern North Dakota...
Patrick Wayne Schmitz JAMESTOWN - Jamestown Police are warning residents about a convicted high risk sex offender who has changed his address in the city. Patrick Wayne Schmitz now lives at 316 4th Avenue SW, No...
BISMARCK, N.D. –(Jennifer Skjod) - More children in North
Dakota soon will be riding safely because of changes in the state’s
child passenger safety law. Effective August 1, children younger than
eight years of age will be required to ride in a child restraint (car
seat or booster seat) unless they are 4’9” tall or greater. The
restraints must be used correctly – following the manufacturer’s
instructions. Children ages eight through 17 must be properly secured
in a seat belt (or restraint, if needed). The law carries a penalty
of $25 and one point against the driver’s license.
According to Dawn Mayer, director of the North Dakota Department
of Health (NDDoH) Child Passenger Safety Program, “This revision
basically extends the time a child is required to ride in a child
restraint (car seat or booster seat) by one year.” Child restraints
offer more protection for children than just seat belts. Most
children at age seven should be riding in a booster seat with a lap
and shoulder belt because they are not tall enough to ride in a seat
Booster seats are belt positioning devices that help position the
lap and shoulder belt safely across a child’s body – low on the
hips and centered across the chest. It is required to use both the
lap and shoulder seat belt when using a booster seat.
Booster seats come in two general types – backless boosters and
high-back boosters. High-back boosters are recommended if the vehicle
seatback does not offer head protection (meaning the vehicle seat
back is lower than passenger’s ears).
The NDDoH recommends all children younger than 13 years ride in
the back seat. Follow these best practices when it comes to
transporting children of all sizes:
Rear-Facing: Children should ride rear-facing until at
least two years of age (following car seat instructions) or until the
upper size limits of the car seat.
Forward-Facing: When children are at least two years of age
or have outgrown the highest rear-facing size limits of their car
seat, they may ride forward-facing in a car seat with a harness. Use
the seat until the child reaches the harness’s highest size limit
allowed by the manufacturer.
Boosters: When children have outgrown the harness in their
forward-facing car seat, they may utilize a booster seat. Children
should be at least 40 pounds and at least four years of age. Keep
children in boosters until about 4’9” tall.
Seat Belt: When children have outgrown their booster seat,
they may use a seat belt when it fits over their body correctly. For
a seat belt to fit properly, the lap belt must lie snugly across the
upper thighs and be centered across the shoulder and chest. It should
not lie on the stomach or across the neck.
A fact sheet for the public explaining the revised law and child
passenger best practices for transporting children is available on
the Department of Health’s website at