Elizabeth Kapp makes official announcement for Stutsman County Sheriff

Elizabeth Kapp received sufficient write in votes from this past week’s election to get her name on the November Ballot. Earlier today she notified KSJB-AM & MIX 93.3FM that she will officially run for Stutsman County Sheriff. Kapp, wrote on her Facebook Page to make the announcement.

“Since I received more than enough votes to be on the November 2018 general election ballot, I will accept this opportunity to run for Sheriff.

 

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Dwaine Henrich elected Mayor of Jamestown

The City of Jamestown elected a new mayor on Tuesday Night during the election. The unofficial election results showed that Dwaine Henrich defeated incumbent Katie Anderson by a vote of 1282 to 1100. Joshua Meade was also running for Mayor of Jamestown and he received 408 votes. The results are unofficial until canvassing is completed.

Residents also voted David Steele to the Jamestown city council. Steele defeated Kevin Walker by a vote of 1746 to 833.

 

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School Board Approves New Principal Resignation

Yesterday, June 11th, during a special meeting held by the Jamestown Public School Board. The board approved by a vote of 8-0, the resignation request of Jon Koehmstedt, who was hired this past April as principal of Louis L’Amour Elementary School.

Koehmstedt, was originally selected by a search committee from a pool of 15 candidates and hired to replace Principal Vikki Coombs, who retired in June.

No reason was given for the resignation and according to The Jamestown Sun,

 

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Sen. Heitkamp Secures $3.5 Million for Water Infrastructure Improvements in Medina

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp today announced that she successfully secured $3.5 million for the city of Medina for water infrastructure improvements. Heitkamp had been pressing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to include this funding in its FY 2018 work plan, which was released today.

Heitkamp worked with Medina community leaders and pressed the Army Corps for this funding on multiple occasions, including outreach to the Assistant Secretary of the Army and Army Corps Chief of Engineers in April,

 

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Watne Speaks in Moscow to World Farmers

(JAMESTOWN, N.D.) – North Dakota Farmers Union President Mark Watne returned from Moscow, Russia, this week after speaking at a general assembly gathering of the World Farmers’ Organisation. He presented information on U.S. multi-peril crop insurance, and shared ideas on farmer-owned concepts.

“Regardless of where we travel, farms and farmers’ concerns are similar,� he said. “We lack income to support our operations and it is time that farmers are paid for producing essential food.�

Based in Rome,

 

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11th Annual Running of the Pink Has Record Number of Registrations

The 11th Annual Running of the Pink finished with a record breaking 710 event registrants.  2017 saw 567 registrants and 2016 help the record for participation with 589. R.M. Stoudt BDC Coordinatoor, Tara Kapp says “We are incredibly humbled by the outpouring of support, especially on such a cold and windy day!”

Online race results are available at www.onlineraceresults.com and the direct link to the event results can be found on both the Running of the Pink and R.M.

 

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City Council Holds Special Session to Discuss Stormwater Utility

The Jamestown City Council held a special session on Thursday to continue discussion over a stormwater utility to find operation, maintenance, and upgrades to the stormwater system in Jamestown.

According to the Jamestown Sun, Kevin Smith, Operations Manage of AE2S, told the council that the utility needs to generate approximately $500,000 per year by 2021 to cover the ongoing expenses and maintenance. Smith also says that the new utility fee would be a “fair and reasonable way� to pass the cost of maintenance and operation of the stormwater system to the property owners rather than city departments as it currently in place.

 

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Routine I94 Stop Results in Drug Seizure

West Fargo, N.D. – On Wednesday, May 30, a NDHP Trooper made a routine traffic stop on I-94 near West Fargo. 33 year old Steven Shipe, from Eureka, CA was the driver of the vehicle. A West Fargo Police Department K-9 unit was requested, the K-9 indicated the presence of drugs. A probable cause search resulted in locating 100 pounds of marijuana inside the vehicle. Shipe was arrested on drug charges and taken to the Cass County Jail.

 

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USDA Approves over $1 Million in Grant for Rural Development Projects in North Dakota

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development approved four grants totaling $1,049,841 to finance water infrastructure and renewable energy projects throughout North Dakota.

The four grants approved are:

Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa was approved for a $1 million grant to finance projects to improve the water supply on the reservation located in Rolette County. Water mains on the reservation will be replaced with significantly larger pipes that will boost water volume and velocity within the system,

 

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The JPD Warns Jamestown Residents Regarding Convicted Sex Offender

HIGH RISK REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER

The Jamestown Police Department wants to warn Jamestown residents regarding a convicted sex offender who has is residing within the city of Jamestown.

Mr. Gant has been assigned a high risk assessment by the North Dakota risk level committee, Office of the Attorney General.

Offense: Aggravated Rape – Gant and two other individuals entered a residence through a bedroom window.  They raped a developmentally disabled teenager that was sleeping in the bedroom.  

 

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