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CSi Weather….

.TONIGHT…Mostly cloudy. Snow likely in the evening. Not as cold. Lows zero to 5 above. South winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 60 percent.

.TUESDAY…Sunny. Patchy blowing and drifting snow. Not as cold.

Highs in the mid 20s. Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.


Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.

.TUESDAY NIGHT…Mostly clear. Lows 15 to 20. Southwest winds

10 to 15 mph.

.WEDNESDAY…Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 30s. West winds

10 to 15 mph.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT…Cloudy. Chance of snow in the evening, then

snow likely after midnight. Light snow accumulations. Lows zero

to 5 above. North winds 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 70 percent.

.THURSDAY…Mostly cloudy. A 30 percent chance of snow in the

morning. Highs 5 to 10 above.

.THURSDAY NIGHT…Mostly clear. Lows around 5 below.

.FRIDAY…Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 20s.

.FRIDAY NIGHT…Mostly cloudy. Lows around 15.

.SATURDAY…Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 30s.

.SATURDAY NIGHT…Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of snow.

Lows 15 to 20.

.SUNDAY…Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of snow. Highs

in the mid 20s.

.SUNDAY NIGHT…Mostly cloudy. A 30 percent chance of snow in the

evening. Lows near zero.

.WASHINGTONS BIRTHDAY…Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance of

snow. Highs 5 to 10 above.


Some light snow is possible across the southern valley and into
west central Minnesota Monday evening and overnight. Accumulations
less than an inch are expected.

There will be a good chance of rain and snow to accompany A warm  front, beginning in northern North Dakota daytime Wednesday, becoming widespread across the state Wednesday night, before tapering off Thursday morning.

At this time, it appears the potential for widespread snow amounts ranges

from less than an inch south to 2 inches northern North Dakota.

Colder Thursday, then a quick warmup Friday ahead of a clipper

system diving southeast across south central Canada into northern

Minnesota Friday night.

A larger system takes shape for Saturday night and Sunday snow chances.



Jamestown  (CSi)  The Jamestown City Fire Department was called to 154 Sunnyside Trailer Court at 1:56 p.m. on Monday, where a mobile home was destroyed by fire.

When the five fire units and 26 fire fighters arrived on the scene there was extensive smoke with fire coming from the attic area of the home.

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The home was not occupied, with a neighbor calling 9-1-1.

Lt. Sheldon Mohr says heat caused siding damage to an adjacent mobile home.

He says a mixture of water and about 5 gallons of foam were used to fight the fire, provided through the tank truck, with another tank called to the scene for additional water.

The fire hydrant north of  15th Street Northwest was being used with hoses extending to the north end of Sunnyside.

Jamestown Public Works informed motorists that  4th Ave Northwest was closed to through traffic between 15th St & 19th Street  Northwest during the fire fight, and was reopened around 4:30-p.m.

No injuries, reported and the cause is under investigation..

Otter Tail Power and Montana Dakota Utility crews were dispatched to the scene for disconnects.

The Red Cross is giving assistance to the displaced residents.

City fire fighters remained on the scene later into the late afternoon, packing up a large amount of hose that was needed from the hydrant near 15th Street, all the way to the north end of Sunnyside.

The fire scene was cleared at 4:48-p.m.

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Jamestown  (JRMC)  — Jamestown Regional Medical Center (JRMC) raised more than $75,000 on Giving Hearts Day – setting a new organizational record.

More than 200 donors gave on Giving Hearts Day, supporting hospital initiatives including the Xenex LightStrike germ-zapping robot.

Lisa Jackson, JRMC Foundation Director, says, “Every gift to Jamestown Regional Medical Center counts because it improves the quality of care for more than 55,000 people in our region. Thank you for being there for us and for our patients.”

Ultraviolet light from the Xenex LightStrike Robot reduces the risk of surgical site infections. This technology eliminates bacteria, viruses and protozoa and eradicates dangerous microorganisms such as drug-resistant superbugs including C. Diff, MRSA and VRE. As part of the fundraising campaign, JRMC is asking the public to vote for the winning name in the Name The Robot contest.

Jackson adds, “The Name The Robot contest is a great way to get the word out about this new, germ-zapping technology.  Plus it ties into the need during cold and flu season.”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting widespread influenza across the United States, and the rate of hospitalization from the flu is at an all-time high.

Several hospitals are using Xenex LightStrike Robots to help stop the spread of the flu within their facility.

The robot uses a high-intensity pulsed-xenon UV light to disinfect hospital rooms in five-minute cycles. Over 400 hospitals are currently using this technology, and customers have published peer-reviewed studies showing reductions in infection rates from 50% – 100%!

The technology can be used in any department or any unit at JRMC, including isolation rooms, operating rooms, general patient care rooms, contact precaution areas, emergency rooms, bathrooms and public spaces. Each robot costs about $100,000.

To vote for winning robot name in the Name The Robot contest, visit www.jrmcnd.com/giving. Voting deadline is 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 18. The winning name will be announced Monday, Feb. 19.

To learn more, call (701) 942-4880.


Valley City  (CSi)  The 29th Annual North Dakota State Pinochle Tournament is at the Valley City Eagles Club, February 17 & 18.

Registrations can be obtained at the Valley City Area Chamber of Commerce, and forms are on line at


For more information call 701-845-1891.


Jamestown  (CSi)  The  Jamestown Rural Fire Department’s, annual Ice Fishing Tournament, is Saturday February 17th, at Jamestown Reservoir.

38 total cash prizes, totals $127,000.

Rural Fire Chief Ben Maulding points out that, funds raised through the tournament are traditionally used for equipment purchases.

More information on the ice fishing tournament, at the rural fire department’s Facebook page, and at www.jrfd.org

Funding provided in part by Jamestown Tourism.



Jamestown  (CSi)  The Jamestown Arts Center’s Annual Gala is set for Saturday February 17th starting at 6-p.m., at the University of Jamestown’s Harold Newman Arena.

This year’s theme is Heart & Soul Remembering the Groovy 70’s.

Social Hour, Dinner, Live & Silent Auctions, Raffles, Live Music and Dancing.

Call 701-251-2496 or email info@jamestownarts.com to reserve tickets.



Valley City  (CSi)  The Future of Retail is a 30 minute Webinar and Discussion to be held on Tuesday February 27th  at noon and again at 5:30-p.m., at the Vault in Valley City.

The presentation is free to Valley City Area Chamber of Commerce members, non-chamber members $3.

Mainstay Breads will have food and drink available for purchase.

RSVP the Chamber, chamber@valleycity.com or call 845-1891.


Bismarck  (CSi)  – Gov. Doug Burgum Monday challenged communities to get involved now in envisioning their futures during his keynote address at the first-ever Main Street ND Summit, hosted by the North Dakota Department of Commerce at the Bismarck Event Center.

Welcoming the more than 650 community members, students and state team members who registered for the two-day event, Burgum promoted the three pillars of the Main Street Initiative: a skilled workforce; smart, efficient infrastructure; and healthy, vibrant communities to help North Dakota compete in a 21st century economy in which rapid technological advancement is changing every job, industry and organization.

Burgum said.“Our state’s unlimited promise and potential can only be reached if every community reaches their fullest potential. Each community faces unique challenges and opportunities, and the Main Street Initiative is about empowering local leaders to find creative solutions that capitalize on their strengths to create smart, financially solvent communities for the future.”

Burgum also unveiled the beta version of the Main Street Community Dashboard, an online tool developed by the Department of Commerce, Information Technology Department and other state agencies to provide community leaders with publicly available – but not always easy to find – information that can be used to help grow healthy, vibrant, financially solvent communities. The dashboard, which includes community profile information and state, county and city financial information, is viewable at www.mainstreetnd.com and will continue to evolve over the next several months.

Those attending the two-day summit will hear from local and national community development experts and advocates, learning about best practices and how to engage community leaders, entrepreneurs and students in envisioning North Dakota’s future. Featured speakers include Charles Marohn of Strong Towns, Robert J. Gibbs of Gibbs Planning Group and Roger Brooks of Roger Brooks International.

Attendees also heard Monday from Lt. Gov. Brent Sanford, who shared his experience as former mayor of Watford City and how the community utilized the three pillars of what is now the Main Street Initiative to deal with rapid growth and create a community attractive to workers and families.

Team members from the Governor’s Office, Department of Commerce and other state agencies have met with leaders and residents in 14 communities in recent months to learn about their needs and challenges and provide information about state development programs.

The summit also is showcasing community projects that build culture and grow vibrant communities; infrastructure projects with infill and historic revitalization; and workforce development and educational programs. Twenty-nine communities of various sizes have signed up as Main Street communities, with several launching community planning and visioning efforts following the Main Street Initiative visits.

Burgum also announced a Building Tomorrow’s Leaders partnership between the Main Street Initiative, NDSU Extension and the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction. The program provides leadership skills training for high school students, who will ultimately be asked to design and implement a project in one of the three pillars of the Main Street Initiative, with the completed project highlighted at www.mainstreetnd.com.

The Main Street ND Summit continues Tuesday.


BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An $11 million project is planned to improve Interstate 94 in the Bismarck area for next year.

The project comes just two years after an $11.4 million upgrade. The proposed enhancements include concrete pavement repair, asphalt overlay, slurry seals, bridge deck overlays, bridge deck replacements and the installation of a permanent traffic signal system at an interchange.

Chad Frisinger is a design division transportation engineer with the North Dakota Department of Transportation. Frisinger tells the Bismarck Tribune that construction is tentatively scheduled for 2019, but could be pushed back depending on funding.

Frisinger says the project is routine maintenance. He says the traveling public can expect some delays during construction.

The project’s local cost share is 10 percent or about $79,000 for Bismarck and $35,000 for Mandan.


In world and national news…

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 150 retired U.S. generals and admirals and more than 1,200 veterans are urging the Trump administration not to make steep cuts to the State Department, foreign aid and other overseas programs. In separate letters, the former military leaders and rank-and-file veterans are emphasizing the need to invest in diplomacy alongside America’s military. The letters come as President Donald Trump again proposes slashing the international operations budget by almost one-third.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration’s infrastructure plan includes $18 billion to create a public lands infrastructure fund for the Interior Department. Most of the money would come from revenue generated by energy development on federal lands. The money would be used to whittle down an estimated $16 billion backlog in maintenance for national parks, wildlife refuges and other public lands.

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say Donald Trump Jr.’s wife has been taken to New York City hospital after opening an envelope that contained white powder. A police department spokesman says a preliminary test of the powder indicated it wasn’t dangerous. Authorities say Vanessa Trump called 911 Monday morning after opening a letter addressed to the president’s son at their midtown Manhattan apartment.

MOSCOW (AP) — Emergency teams are wading through a vast, snowy field outside Moscow for remains of 71 victims from a crashed Russian airliner. The An-148 twin-engine regional jet went down minutes after taking off from Moscow’s Domodedovo airport Sunday, bound for the city of Orsk. Investigators have begun deciphering the jet’s two flight recorders and have ruled out a terrorist attack.

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Strong winds forced the cancellation of the highly anticipated women’s giant slalom, but there was still plenty of excitement on Day 3 of the Pyeongchang Olympics. Canada won the team gold in figure skating, and Mirai Nagasu became the first American woman to land a triple axel at the Olympics.