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Jamestown  (CSi)  Saturday March 17th, St. Patrick’s Day, marks the 40th Anniversary of Jamestown’s Runnin O’ The Green fundraiser through Jamestown.

Organizer and founder of the original event, The Not So Famous River Run, that evolved into the Runnin’ O’ The green, Larry Knoblich on Tuesdays Wayne Byers Show on CSi Cable two, said the goal this year is to raise $40,000 to celebrate the 40th anniversary.

He pointed out that donations outside contributing through participating in the run can be sent to the Elks at post office box 990 in Jamestown, 58402, or at Wildside Creations, or Cork and Barrel Liquor in Jamestown.  Those wishing to make a monetary donation can write a check to Camp Grassick, with Runnin O Green in the memo area.

Dollars raised go to support Camp Grassick, serving both mentally and physically challenged individuals and selected local cancer patients with a total of $25,000 going to those individuals in 2017.

$10,000 is set aside for cancer patients.

The list of cancer patients to receive the funds comes by “word of mouth,” by contacting Larry Knoblich.  He said so far six cancer patients have been identified and will receive $500 each.

He adds, that over the years, $300,000 have been donated to Camp Grassick, and $100,000 to local cancer patients.  All proceeds go directly to those cause, with no administrative fees involved.

He says those entering may be a team or individuals.

He points out that participants must be at least 21 years old.

Early Registration is at: Wildside Creations, where shirt orders are taken, and Cork & Barrel Liquors.

On Friday March 16th early registration is at the Elks Club from 4-p.m., to 8-p.m., and at the Corner Bar, in Downtown Jamestown.

On race day, March 17th, registration at Frontier Fort starts at 11-a.m, with the first flight of runners leaving at 2-p.m., please carry an legal ID card when registering, and on-demand.

He added that all participants must display a name tag, indicating that they have officially registered, and paid the fee.

Other heats will leave the starting area at: 2:10, 2:20, 2:30, and 2:40 p.m., all other runners will leave at 2:50-p.m.

Run finishes at Shady’s at the Gladstone.

All on the 17th register at The Buff, the Knights of Columbus Hall, and the Elks Club.

Registration/donation is $10 for the Run, or before race day, $30 including the T-shirt. (Shirt order deadline, March 14).

The pub stops along the way include: The All Vets Club, Buffalo Lanes, Corner Bar, Cork & Barrell (At the Elks location), Fred’s Den, Frontier Fort Bar & Grill, Jonny B’s Brickhouse, Knights of Columbus Hall, Office Bar & Lounge, and Wonder Sports Bar.  Alcoholic beverages must be consumed in the establishments or within the fenced in outdoor area.  Growlers will be allowed to be taken off premises in properly sealed containers.

Larry says alcohol need…not…be consumed to participate, or drink in moderation.  To those drinking alcohol, Larry points out that “Binge Drinking Kills.”

He cautions runners to be weary of traffic and drivers to be watchful of participants, and not to litter along the way.

He asks that participants watch out for each other along the route.

Rides will be available on race day, by calling:  701-320-3751, or 701-658-0087, starting at 10:30 a.m., ending at 2-a.m.

Larry thanks, Jerry Iverson Construction, and the group of drivers for their continued financial support, and R.M. Stoudt for furnishing some vehicles.

Poster printing by The Press Room.

For more information contact Larry Knoblich at 701-269-0603, or send donations to the Jamestown Elks Club at P.O. Box 990 Jamestown, ND  58402.


Valley  (CSi)  One seat on the  Valley City School Board, the At-Large position currently held by Rich Schueneman will be up for election on Tuesday, June 12th.

School District business manager Linda Heit says those wishing to run of the seat may pick up a statement of intent and interest at the Valley City Public School District office,  Monday through Friday up to April 9th, at 4-p.m., at 460 Central Avenue North in Valley City.

For more information call Linda Heit at 845-0483.


Jamestown  (CSi)  Frontier Village in Jamestown is holding a fundraiser, BINGO and silent auction, on Friday March 16th at the Knight of Columbus Hall, in Jamestown starting at 6-p.m.

Village Board President, Nellie Degen says all ages are welcome with $5 for two BINGO cards, and $1 for each additional card, with various prizes, including hams, and  turkeys which are donated.   Sloppy Joes, chips and a drink for $5.

She says the proceeds will go to expenses incurred by Frontier Village.

Other monetary donations are always welcome, by calling the Village Board Secretary, Tina, at 701-320-2725, and for volunteer opportunities.


Bismarck  (CSi)  A Valley City pilot was presented with an award in the “Fly North Dakota Airports,” Passport Program.

On Sunday, March 4th fourteen pilots were presented with award to pilots for flying to airports in the state as well as attending FAA Safety Seminars and visiting the two North Dakota Air Museums.

Three pilots were presented with bronze awards for visiting at least thirty airports and attending one safety seminar. These pilots received a polo shirt embroidered with the North Dakota Flying Legacy logo. The bronze award recipients were:

Kreg Anderson Alexandria, MN
Kai Engstrom Bismarck, ND
Dr. David Hochhalter Valley City, ND


James Busch                       Grand Forks, ND

One Pilot was presented with the silver award for visiting at least sixty airports, one air museum and attending two safety seminars. This pilot received a flight bag embroidered with the North Dakota Flying Legacy logo. The Silver award recipient was:


The most prestigious gold award level was achieved by Ten pilots during 2017. These pilots received a leather flight jacket embroidered with the North Dakota Flying Legacy logo in addition to the bronze and silver awards. This prestigious accomplishment is achieved when visiting all 89 public use airports in North Dakota, visiting both air museums and attending at least 3 FAA Safety seminars. These ten pilots join Forty-Three others who have completed the passport program in previous years.

The following is a list of the ten individuals:

Hank Bodmer Kenmare, ND
Reid Gagner Fargo, ND
Mark Gainor Milnor, ND
Mitch Gwidt Green Bay, WI
Lawrence Hubbard Wilton, ND
Ben James Norcross, GA
Flint Kasowski Buffalo, ND
Ron Lundquist Kindred, ND
Kevin Pfeifer Buffalo, ND
Kevin Vossler Bismarck, ND


The awards presentation was conducted at the Fargo Air Museum (Fargo, ND), in conjunction with the Upper Midwest Aviation Symposium. Presenting the awards was Kyle Wanner, Director of the North Dakota Aeronautics Commission. The program is sponsored by the North Dakota Department of Commerce’s Tourism Division in partnership with the Aeronautics Commission, the Airport Association of North Dakota, and the North Dakota Pilots Association.

For more stories and information about the passport program, please visit: https://aero.nd.gov/?id=77

Included in the attached photo: (Left to Right) Lawrence Hubbard, Ron Lundquist, Reid Gagner, Hank Bodmer, Kevin Pfeifer, Flint Kasowski, Mark Gainor, Kevin Vossler




WEST FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation is investigating a fatal shooting by police in West Fargo.

Authorities say a man was killed by officers following a traffic chase and standoff Monday night. West Fargo Police Heith Janke says the pursuit began about 8 p.m. when the man refused to pull over for a traffic stop. Janke says the suspect rammed a squad car and eventually stopped in a driveway.

KFGO reports the Red River Valley SWAT Team and negotiators were called to the scene. Janke says police believed the man had weapons in his truck. The chief says the suspect eventually got out of his vehicle and “presented himself as an imminent threat” to officers who shot him.

West Fargo spokeswoman Melissa Richards declined to say whether the man was armed. He has not been identified.



BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s attorney general says state will receive $34 million in a decade-long dispute with tobacco companies.It settles the dispute over enforcement of the 1998 agreement that required tobacco companies to make annual payments to states, including North Dakota, for costs associated with the health of cigarette smokers.Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says the tobacco companies have withheld part of their combined annual settlement payments, claiming the states have not enforced a tobacco control statute. Stenehjem says its forced North Dakota to devote considerable resources and money to prove it diligently enforced the law. .The attorney general says the settlement agreement resolves all disputes concerning past annual payments, and eliminates “decades of potential litigation.” North Dakota has received more than $470 million in tobacco settlement payments.


BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota legislative committee has approved new oil and gas rules, including regulations that will add transparency to royalty statements.

The Administrative Rules Committee approved the new rules Monday, making the final step to move the regulations forward, the Bismarck Tribune reported . The Industrial Commission approved the rules in December after seeking public input, and the committee’s approval was the final step for them to proceed.

The transparency regulations will require oil companies to identify the amount and purpose of each deduction taken from royalty payments. Any deductions taken from oil and gas royalties will need to be labeled under categories of transportation, processing, compression and administrative costs.

Royalty owners expressed frustration about the lack of information from oil companies about deductions taken out of royalty checks, said Bruce Hicks, assistant director for the North Dakota Oil and Gas Division.

“Royalty owners indicated that, when they asked for any type of follow-up on this, they get really vague and ambiguous statements,” Hicks said.

The royalty statement regulations will go into effect July 1, 2019, to give oil companies time to comply. Hicks said the deadline will also offer time to respond if legislators further address the royalty statement issue during the 2019 session.



PARSHALL, N.D. (AP) — Authorities have identified a 40-year-old New Town woman who died in a two-vehicle crash near Parshall. The Highway Patrol says 40-year-old Elizabeth Pohlman lost control of her car on state Highway 23 on Saturday. The vehicle spun into the oncoming lane and was struck by a pickup truck. Pohlman died at the scene. The truck driver was taken to a Minot hospital with unspecified injuries.



BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Gov. Doug Burgum has directed state agencies to fly the U.S. and state flags at half-staff on Friday to honor former North Dakota Gov. George Sinner. Sinner died Friday at age 89. His funeral is at 10 a.m. Friday at Nativity Church of Fargo. The Democrat served as governor from 1985 through 1992. People and businesses also are encouraged to fly flags at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Friday.


In world and national news…

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prominent producers and celebrities like Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Paul Feig are jumping on the inclusion rider bandwagon following Frances McDormand’s Oscar acceptance speech. “Black Panther” actor Michael B. Jordan was one of the first to lend his public support to the concept after the Oscars for his company. McDormand brought new attention to contract addendums that require studios to hire a diverse crew and cast for a project.



BOSTON (AP) — It seems nothing can stop the Roman Catholic church from celebrating Mass. The Rev. Bernard Healey says he celebrated Mass on Tuesday with “two hearty souls” as the third nor’easter in two weeks pounded the storm-weary Northeast. One regular parishioner walked to the Our Lady of Mercy Parish in East Greenwich, Rhode Island, for noon Mass while another drove across town to get there.



SAN DIEGO (AP) — Several dozen protesters are demonstrating in San Diego outside the nation’s busiest border crossing against President Donald Trump and his plans to build more towering barriers on the U.S.-Mexico border. Demonstrators chanting “No ban! No wall!” were cheered at the San Ysidro port of entry by honking cars and buses. Numerous rallies by groups for and against Trump are expected as he views prototypes of his planned border wall.



MIAMI (AP) — A 15-year-old student is improving after falling critically ill from an intestinal infection weeks after being shot five times at his Florida school shooting. Broward Health spokeswoman Jennifer Smith said Tuesday that Anthony Borges’ condition has now been upgraded to fair. He had been in critical condition.



JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The Defense Department doesn’t know the extent of sexual assault among children of service members on its bases. But an Associated Press investigation managed to identify roughly 600 cases since 2007. Justice is rare because the federal legal system that typically oversees civilian crimes on bases isn’t equipped or inclined to handle juvenile cases. The AP found, for example, that federal prosecutors pursued roughly one in seven cases on Navy and Marine Corps bases.