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Jamestown (CSi)  Jamestown Police is warning residents that a convicted high risk sex offender has changed addresses within the city.

28 year old Matthew Jacob Lee Graham now resides at the 100 block of 1st Street West (City Parking Lot, living in his vehicle).

His vehicle is now a red 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser, North Dakota license plate:  BWF715.

He is a white male 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighing 192 pounds with blue eyes and brown hair.

Graham has been assigned a high risk assessment by the North Dakota risk level committee, of the North Dakota Attorney General’s Office.

Offense: Indecent Exposure involving a five year old male family friend.

Conviction Date: April 2004, Kidder County, ND

Disposition: Mesabi Academy treatment facility.

Graham 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.

Any attempts to harass, intimidate or threaten these offenders, their families, landlords, or employers will be turned over for prosecution.

Printed handouts of the demographics of Graham are available at the Jamestown Police Department.

More information on registered sex offenders is available at the North Dakota Attorney General’s web site:  www.sexoffender.nd.gov


Jamestown  (CSi)  Jamestown Public Works reports that water service,  has been restored  an area in Northwest Jamestown..

City Water Superintendent Steve Suko sayst he temporary shut off for repairs, on Monday  was in the area of 10th Street Northwest and 1st Avenue Northwest.

He says the water main  was banded and the excavation back-filled by noon Monday.

He says the leak was caused by aged pipe.


Valley City (CSi)  An early Saturday house fire in Valley City is under investigation.

Fire fighters responded to the fire about 4:20-a.m.,  at 476 5th Avenue, Northeast.

Valley City Assistant Fire Chief Ron Burchill says when the units arrived, flames were coming from the east entrance of the home.

Burchill says no one was injured and house received smoke and water damage.

The homeowners have relocated as the house can no longer be occupied.

Valley City Fire Chief Gary Retterath says the cause of the fire is suspicious and is under investigating by the State Fire Marshall.

Valley City Police Chief Phil Hatcher says no one has been arrested as the investigation continues by the Bureau of Criminal Investigation and the Valley City Police Department.


(CSi)   The financial technology company, SmartAsset, has released its annual study on property taxes for residents getting the most ‘Bang for their Buck’ on property taxes.

In the region, Dickey County received the 2nd highest rating followed by Traill County.

Barnes County was rated 8th, Ransom 9th and Richland 10th across the state.

In addition to property taxes, the SmartAsset study analyzed the quality of local schools and the local crime rate.

Property Tax Rate    School Rating    Crimes Per 100k People    Overall Value Index
1.    Benson, ND    0.79%    5.00    368    98.08
2.    Dickey, ND    1.25%    8.00    404    95.78
3.    Traill, ND    1.24%    9.00    780    89.56
4.    Pembina, ND    1.25%    5.00    805    80.17
5.    Rolette, ND    1.20%    1.00    283    79.45
6.    Bottineau, ND    0.75%    5.00    995    78.47
7.    McHenry, ND    0.68%    3.00    791    77.04
8.    Barnes, ND    1.24%    10.00    1613    75.98
9.    Ransom, ND    1.18%    6.00    1155    72.78
10.    Richland, ND    1.49%    10.00    1826    70.02



Jamestown (CSi)  Openings are available for positions at the Two River Activity Center (TRAC) in Jamestown.

Facilities Manager Amy Walters says they have open applications for several supervisor positions.

Some of the those include an Aquatics Supervisor, Guest Service and Marketing, and Maintenance Supervisor. She estimates that about  54 full-time equivalent  jobs will be filled, with 13 full-time, with the balance of  the hirings part-time, that will create nearly 41 full-time jobs.

Interested individuals have until March 31st to apply, with applications and more information on the TRAC project on line  at  www.tracjamestown.com

A September 2017 opening is planned.


BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — People who litter along a highway would face stiffer fines under a bill approved by the North Dakota Legislature.

It raises the littering fine from $100 to $500 for anyone who tosses trash along any publicly maintained road, including cigarette butts.

The Senate approved the 40-6 bill on Monday. The House approved it 67-23 last month.

The bill now goes to Gov. Doug Burgum.


MINOT, N.D. (AP) — The oil boom has slowed in western North Dakota, but oil patch workers failing to register their vehicles in the state is still an issue.

The Minot Daily News reports from February of last year through January of this year, the Highway Patrol wrote more than 3,000 citations.

Sgt. Tim Coughlin with the North Dakota Highway Patrol says motorists are given a 90-day grace period for registering after moving to the state.

He says most motorists are usually given a warning on a first offense.

The fine for someone who lives and works in North Dakota but fails to register is $100. The fine for someone living in the state but not working in the state is $20.

North Dakota makes an exception for military personnel, college students and daily commuters from neighboring states.



In sports…

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — The defending national champion University of North Dakota men’s hockey team will face Boston University in the West Regional of the NCAA Tournament.

The Fighting Hawks and Terriers will face off at Scheels Arena in Fargo at 2 p.m. Friday.

Boston is the No. 2 seed and UND the No. 3 seed in the regional. The other semifinal will pit top-seeded Minnesota against No. 4 Ohio State.

Whoever wins the championship game Saturday night will advance to the Frozen Four in Chicago in early April.

UND is making its 15th straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament. It’s the second-longest streak in history behind Michigan’s 22 consecutive appearances from 1991 to 2012.



In world and national news…

NEW YORK (AP)  Former President George H.W. Bush says David Rockefeller’s connections and “keen aptitude for issues” made him a valuable adviser to presidents of both parties.

Bush says in a statement that he and his wife, Barbara, are “deeply saddened” by the death of their “wonderful friend.” He calls Rockefeller one of the “brightest Points of Light.”

A spokesman says Rockefeller died in his sleep Monday morning at his home in Pocantico (poh-KAN’-tih-koh) Hills, New York. He was 101.

He was the grandson of Standard Oil co-founder John D. Rockefeller and the youngest of six children born to John D. Rockefeller Jr. He was also the guardian of his family’s fortune and head of a sprawling network of family interests, both business and philanthropic, that ranged from environmental conservation to the arts.

He also headed what is now JP Morgan Chase bank.



WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is distancing itself from two former senior members of Donald Trump’s team, amid an FBI investigation into possible connections between Trump “associates” and Russia. White House press secretary Sean Spicer Monday referred to Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, as a “volunteer of the campaign.” And he said Paul Manafort, who ran Trump’s campaign leading up to the Republican National Convention, “played a very limited role for a very limited amount of time.” Flynn resigned from the White House last month after he was found to have misled senior members of the administration about his contacts with Russia’s top diplomat to the U.S.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump plans to visit Capitol Hill Tuesday to make an in-person pitch for House Republican lawmakers to support a GOP plan to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama’s health care law. House Speaker Paul Ryan’s office says Trump plans to speak to the House Republican conference meeting to urge passage of the health care bill, which is expected to reach the House floor on Thursday. The bill has generated criticism from both conservative and moderates within the Republican-led House.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is defending proposed cuts to popular federal programs like Meals on Wheels amid President Donald Trump’s taxpayer-funded trips to his Florida beach resort. Meals on Wheels, the popular service that provides food to the elderly, faces a sharp funding cut under Trump’s budget proposal, drawing bipartisan criticism. The exact amount of the cut is unknown, but budget director Mick Mulvaney says the government “can’t spend money on programs just because they sound good.” Spokesman Sean Spicer told reporters Monday that there are “false narratives” being reported about the cuts. He adds, “only in Washington” do people judge success “by how much money you throw at the problem.”

PARIS (AP) — Video of a suspected Islamic extremist at Paris’ Orly airport shows a soldier caught by surprise when an attacker drops a shopping bag and grabs her from behind. The Associated Press has obtained security footage of Saturday’s attack, which caused panic and shut down the French capital’s second-biggest airport. It shows the attacker grabbing the soldier around the shoulders as her companion patrols slightly ahead. The attacker was shot dead within three minutes during a standoff with the companion and another soldier.

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Hundreds of residents have been allowed to return to their homes in the foothills near Boulder, Colorado, as firefighters make progress against a wildfire possibly sparked by transient campers in the area. The fire was burning on about 70 acres just west of downtown and is about 50 percent contained.






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