CSi Weather…

TONIGHT…Cloudy. Slight chance of snow in the evening, then slight chance of light freezing drizzle and snow after midnight.

Patchy fog through the night. Lows in the mid 20s. Southeast

winds around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation 20 percent.

.WEDNESDAY…Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of light freezing

drizzle in the morning. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs in the

upper 30s. South winds around 5 mph.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT…Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 20s.

Southeast winds around 5 mph.

.THURSDAY…Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 30s. East winds 5 to

10 mph.

.THURSDAY NIGHT…Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of snow after

midnight. Lows in the upper 20s. East winds 10 to 15 mph.

.FRIDAY…Snow in the morning, then snow possibly mixed with rain

in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 30s.

.FRIDAY NIGHT…Snow possibly mixed with rain in the evening,

then snow likely after midnight. Lows in the upper 20s.

.SATURDAY…Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of snow in the morning,

then slight chance of rain and snow in the afternoon. Highs in

the mid 30s. Chance of precipitation 20 percent.

.SATURDAY NIGHT…Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow possibly mixed

with rain in the evening, then chance of snow after midnight.

Lows in the mid 20s. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

.SUNDAY…Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow in the morning, then

chance of rain possibly mixed with snow in the afternoon. Highs

in the upper 30s. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.

.SUNDAY NIGHT…Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of snow

possibly mixed with rain in the evening. Lows in the lower 20s.

.MONDAY…Partly sunny. Slight chance of snow in the morning,

then chance of rain possibly mixed with snow in the afternoon.

Highs in the upper 30s. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.

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

the evening, then partly cloudy after midnight. Lows in the lower


.TUESDAY…Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 30s.



Friday and Saturday will see rain and snow moving into the area.

Liquid amounts could be up to half an inch to an inch across

eastern North Dakota, but it is still very uncertain how much of

this will fall as rain and how much as snow. Stay tuned for more

details on what looks to be a wet, sloppy start to the weekend.


Jamestown (CSi)   The Jamestown City Council’s Finance & Legal Committee Building, Planning & Zoning Committee  and Civic Center & Promotion Committee met Tuesday March 20, at 4:00 PM City Hall.  Council Member Brubakken was not present.




The committee recommends approving  a request from the JSDC to approve a New Job Training Funds loan for Thyssen/Krupp, in the amount of $25,000 with the City Share to be $20,000, and paid from the City Sales Tax Fund.



The committee recommends approving a request from the JSDC for reimbursement for 2017 JSDC Real Estate & Special Assessment costs from Economic Development Funds, in the amount $7,312.93, with the City Share to be $6,629.01 and paid from the City Sales Tax Fund.


Committee members recommended approving a  request from the JSDC for funding the development of the Jamestown Airport Business Park from Economic Development Funds, in an amount up to $3,500,000.00, with the City Share to be $2,800,000.00 and paid from the City Sales Tax Fund.


The committee recommended approval of three Opportunity Zone applications to the State of ND and a letter of recommendation.

The Opportunity Zone program, can allow investors who sell property such as stocks or real estate for a profit to  reduce or eliminate capital gains taxes on the profits by investing the proceeds in a low-income community.


The committee recommends introducing the first reading of an ordinance to amend and re-enact a Chapter  of the City Code pertaining to the Forestry Department.

The ordinance was adopted in 1988. Council Member Buchanan pointed out that the Shade Tree Committee has reworked the Ordinance to make it more easily understandable, and more flexible.


The committee recommends approval of the memorandum of understanding with North Dakota Soybean Processors, pertaining identifying where the waste water will be treated.


The committee discussed the licensing, background checks, and associated costs for taxi services and towing services. Police Chief Edinger said a standard needs to be set while performing a background check, including information that may or may not be disclosed.


The committee recommends approval of a revised Drug and Alcohol Policy for Jamestown Taxi Services.

Human Resource Director Jay Sveum stated that drugs being test for will be added.

The Requirement is for federally funded taxi services.


The committee recommends refunding Quarterly Sunday Liquor Permits for a specified period., August 1, 2017- state legislation was repealed [NDCC 5-02-05.1]


The committee discussed selling the property located at 403 ½ 3rd Ave NW to one of the adjoining property owners.

The structure was demolished, and is considered on land locked property.

The city’s cost is at $5,000.

The committee discussed listing an established price on the property, and made no formal recommendation.


The committee discussed entering into an agreement with Jamestown Community Correction Program. (Tabled at March 7, 2018 City Council meeting.)

The JCCP Board recommends changes to present back to the city for consideration.

Included in the agreement is a dollar buyback in lieu of community service go to the Community Correction program.

The city committee  recommends entering into the amended agreement.


Informational: Departmental and financial reports.



The committee recommends introducing the first reading of an ordinance to amend and re-enact Section 3 and Section 7, Appendix B, and to enact Section 6.1, Appendix B, of the City Code pertaining to minor subdivisions.


The committee recommends  the First Reading of a change to the Zoning Ordinance regarding medical marijuana

The Ordinance sets forth  Special Use Permit specifications.

The Stutsman County Commission this month unanimously approved the First Reading of a proposed Zoning Ordinance setting where a medical marijuana manufacturing facility or dispensary can be located  in the county, based on conditional use permits. A  manufacturing facility  is permitted by conditional use located within agricultural and industrial districts, while dispensaries are permitted through conditional use only in agricultural, commercial and industrial districts.



No agenda items at this time.

It was pointed out that some of the lower level bleachers are in the process of being replaced.

The meeting was shown live on CSi Cable 67 followed by replays.


Valley City  (CSi)  The Valley City Commission met in Regular Session, Tuesday evening, at City Hall.  All members were present.

Mayor Carlsrud recognized Commissioner Magnuson who received an achievement recognition through the North Dakota League of Cities.


Approved Raffle Permits for Valley City Trap Club


  1. Approve Electrician, Plumber and/or Mechanical Contractor licenses for
  2. All American Plumbing & Heating
  3. Bakkegard & Schell, Inc.
  4. Engles Electric
  5. Enterprise Electric, Inc.
  6. Grotberg Electric, Inc.
  7. Grotberg Electric, Inc. dba Triton Mechancial
  8. Hi-Line Electric, Inc.
  9. Home Heating, Plumbing & A/C, Inc.
  10. John’s Refrigeration & Electric, Inc.
  11. Keith’s Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heating, Inc.
  12. Kohn Electric, LLC
  13. Manning Mechanical, Inc.
  14. Moorhead Electric, Inc.
  15. Peterson Mechanical, Inc.
  16. Red River Electric, Inc.
  17. Ryan Mechanical, Inc.
  18. Scott’s Electric, Inc.
  19. Sheyenne Mechanical
  20. Sheyenne River Repair
  21. Wrigley Mechanical, Inc.
  22. And all license applications received before April 1, 2018 approved by the Auditor’s Office.


  1. Approve House Mover licenses for a. Carrington House Moving, Inc.
  2. Liechty Homes Inc.
  3. Schmit Incorporated
  4. And all license applications received before April 1, 2018 approved by the Auditor’s Office.



Approved a Resolution to Designate Authorized Representative for the City of Valley City as a Member of Missouri Basin Municipal Power Agency d/b/a Missouri River Energy Services. City Administrator Schelkoph said the designation is on an annual basis.

Approved a Resolution Accepting Final Plans and Specifications for Project No. UGP-SU-2-990(057) [Central Ave – Concrete Pavement Repair, Curb & Gutter, Sidewalk, Storm Sewer Modifications, Decorative Lighting and Traffic Signals], and authorizing Engineer to Advertise for bid.

KLJ noted the project includes the StreetScape work.

City Attorney Mertins says an order to prohibit the StreetScape project is scheduled for a court hearing on April 11th.  She said the StreetScape project could be eliminated from the Resolution approval if the court so decides on the prohibition.


City Commissioners approved 2019-2021 Project Information and Planning Forms (Permanent Flood Protection, Water Main and Mill Dam Rehabilitation) for submittal to the State Water Commission. KLJ said a cost share is in place between the city and State Water Commission.

The City Commission approved using the Infrastructure Renew and Replacement Fund for a portion of the Final Payment to NDDOT for 9th Ave NW Reconstruction Project  City Administrator Schelkoph said the balance is $28,000.

City Commissioners approved a VCBC Development Corporation Request to Retain 0% Loan Funds.  Director Jennifer Feist requested the retention to put toward funds to make additional dollars available for economic development projects.

Commissioners approved the 2018 City Forester Contract. City Administrator Schelkoph the contract contains a 2.3 percent increase in annual wages.

Also approved by City Commissioners was an Application for Property Tax Exemption for Improvements to Commercial Building, Grotberg Electric, at 1109 Main Street West.  City Assessor Hansen recommended approval.

Approved was a Special Alcohol Beverage Event Permit for Valley City Eagles 2192 at North Dakota Winter Show Event Center March 26 – 28, 2018, the John Deere Seeding, Annual Meeting.


Dave Schelkoph gave and update on improvements to the waste water treatment plant upgrades.

He said he and Mayor Carlsurd traveled to Washington, DC to visit with the North Dakota congressional delegation concerning utility regulation, with the trip paid for by Missouri River Energy.

He reminds residents that Main Street will remain closed for most of the next ten months, with the permanent flood control project.  He said there is still access to business along the way.

He said the Mill Dam elevator demolition is nearly completed.

The cost of $164,00 is being paid for at 25 percent for the city’s share, or $41,000, under the permanent flood control project.

With another snow storm in the forecast this weekend, he reminded residents not to push snow into city streets.



Mayor Carlsrud recapped Senator Heitkamp’s visit to Valley City.

He noted an upcoming meeting between the City Commission, the County Commission and Valley City Public School Board.  He noted some of the topics will include, the jail issues along with law enforcement, and mental health concerns.

City Fire Chief Retterath reminded residents to check to see that their sump pumps are in operating conditions.

He gave an update on the State Fire Convention to be held in Valley City in June, including a change in the agenda and format, and noted a parade in being planned.

The meeting was shown live on CSi Cable 68 followed by replays.



Jamestown  (CSi)  The 7th Annual Father, daughter, Grandfather Dance and Social Event is set for Friday April 6th from 6-p.m., to 9-p.m. at Jamestown High School.

Co- Chairs of the Dance, Carlla Maki, and Mayda Mueller were on the Wayne Byers Show on CSI Cable 2 and noted that there will be punch, cupcakes.  Corsages will be provided by Marilyn Techenberg.

Carlla added that gals of all ages are invited, with a past participant a baby girl.

Two sisters in their 60’s  accompanied their  father.

Mayda pointed out that Music by Pit Stop Karaoke, with D.J. Pam Syverson.

All proceeds benefit Relay for Life, and the event is sponsored by St. Paul’s United Methodist Church.

Mayda said last year $5,130 was raised for Relay For Life.

Carlla  added that the donation to participate is $20 per couple in advance, $25 per couple at the door.  Five dollars for each additional person attending.

Tickets available at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church at 1000 5th Avenue, Northeast, Monday Though Friday 9-a.m., to 4-p.m., and Neighborhood Grocery at 1014 17th Street Southwest, in Jamestown.  Advance tickets available until the Thursday before the dance.

For more information contact:

Carlla at 701-252-6718

Linda at 701-252-1398

Mayda at 701-252-4633

Marci at 701-368-9131

Judy at 701-269-1029


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

School District Business Manager Linda Heit says those wishing to run for the seat may pick up a statement of interest  and intent at the Valley City Public School District office, Monday through Friday located at 460 Central Avenue, North, Valley City.

The filing deadline is April 9 at 4-p.m.

For more information contact Linda Heit at 845-0483.


BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Supreme Court has upheld a $500,000 cap on damages in a 2015 fatal school bus-train crash near Larimore.

The bus driver and a student died when the Larimore school bus with 13 students collided with a BNSF Railway train on Jan. 5, 2015, at a crossing east of the town. Ten other students were hospitalized.

Investigators determined the crash was the result of driver error.

The parents of several students who were involved in a lawsuit against the school district appealed a district court ruling that upheld the damage cap.

The Supreme Court ruled the damage cap for claims against political subdivisions is constitutional.



MINOT, N.D. (AP) — The developer of two problem-plagued parking structures in downtown Minot says it’ll submit plans to the city for a $20 million residential apartment complex.

Cypress Development announced Monday that it’s preparing final plans to seek Minot’s approval of the five-story residential apartment complex.

The Minot Daily News reports that the city recently took over management of the parking ramps from Cypress Development and is suing the company for millions.

The city says the developer owes outstanding rent, construction-related expenses and loan repayments. The ramps opened in 2016 after years of contractor disputes and delays.

Cypress Development spokeswoman Janine Carnel says they’re going to work the issue out in court and then they believe they’ll still be able to move forward with building the apartments.


In world and national news…

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