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CSi Weather…

.TONIGHT…Clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

.WEDNESDAY…Sunny. Highs in the mid 80s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT…Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of rain showers after midnight. Lows in the mid 50s. East winds 5 to 10 mph.

.THURSDAY…Partly sunny with a 50 percent chance of rain showers

and thunderstorms in the Jamestown area, 60 percent in the Valley City area. Highs in the upper 70s. Southeast winds 5 to 15 mph.

.THURSDAY NIGHT…Rain showers likely and chance of

thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 50s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.

Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

.FRIDAY…Cloudy. Rain showers likely and slight chance of

thunderstorms in the morning, then chance of rain showers and

slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the

upper 60s. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

.FRIDAY NIGHT…Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of rain

showers in the evening. Lows in the lower 40s.

.SATURDAY…Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 60s.

.SATURDAY NIGHT…Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 40s.

.SUNDAY…Sunny. Highs in the lower 70s.

.SUNDAY NIGHT…Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s.

.MONDAY…Sunny. Highs in the lower 70s.

.MONDAY NIGHT…Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s.

.TUESDAY…Mostly sunny. A 40 percent chance of rain showers in

the afternoon. Highs in the upper 70s.



Gusty southwest to west winds to 35 mph along with low relative

humidity will give critical fire weather conditions into Tuesday afternoon. These conditions are such that if a fire starts it will spread quickly.

Risk of thunderstorms Thursday and Friday, but no severe weather

is expected.



Jamestown  (CSi)  Kevin Michael Hoff made his initial appearance, in Stutsman County Court on Tuesday morning, before Southeast District Court Judge, Jay Schmitz.

Hoff is the 27 year old Montpelier man, who told authorities that last  Saturday’s afternoon  he shot  his former wife, 25 year old Nicole Haliaaloh Gututala-Hoff, of Jamestown in the parking lot of a Southeast Jamestown apartment building that afternoon.

District Court reports Hoff was charged Tuesday with one count, murder.

Bond was set at $500,000 cash.

His court appointed attorney is Russell Myrhe.

His preliminary court date is to be set.  At that time Hoff will be arraigned , and a plea will be entered.

On  Saturday, May 12, 2018, Jamestown Police Chief, Scott Edinger said, callers reported a man had shot a woman in a vehicle in the parking lot of that apartment building, and fled the scene in a white SUV.  Officers were dispatched to the location.  Moments later the dispatch center received a call from 27 year  old Kevin Michael Hoff, of Montpelier who stated he had shot his ex-wife and wanted to turn himself in.  Officers took Hoff into custody at the Stutsman County Law Enforcement Center without incident.


Jamestown  (CSi)  Alfred Dickey Public Library will close for patron safety during renovations beginning Tuesday, May 29, 2018, and will remain closed until further notice. It is anticipated that the library will close for at least two months, during which time the foundation will be excavated and waterproofed, and the interior will be painted and carpeted.

The work to renovate ADPL is part of the library board’s Centennial Initiative, which is a plan to preserve the historic building and modernize the aesthetics of the interior in honor of the first century of service for the library.

During the closure of ADPL, full library service will be provided at Stutsman County Library located at 910 5th St. SE. Hours for Stutsman County Library will be expanded while ADPL is under renovation: 9 am to 8 pm Monday through Thursday, 9 am to 6 pm on Friday, and 11 am – 4 pm on Saturday. In addition, the bookmobile will provide library service in the vicinity of Alfred Dickey Public Library on selected days in June and July.

During the temporary closure of Alfred Dickey Public Library, the James Valley Library System will offer limited library  service from their bookmobile, which will be located near Alfred Dickey Public Library.

The bookmobile will carry a small supply of books and media for borrowing. Reserved materials can also be picked up there upon request.

Library materials can be returned to the bookmobile, Stutsman County Library or the after hours book return at either building locations.

Bookmobile dates and hours for the months of June and July (August is to be determined) are listed below:

The bookmobile

June 2018

June 4 10 am – 4pm

June 11 10 am – 4 pm

June 18 10 am – 4 pm

June 19 11 am – 4 pm

June 20 10 am – 4 pm

June 21 10 am – 4 pm

June 25 10 am – 4 pm

June 26 11 am – 4 pm

June 27 10 am – 4 pm

June 28 10 am – 4 pm

July 2018

July 2 10 am – 4 pm

July 3 11 am – 4 pm

July 5 10 am – 4 pm

July 9 10 am – 4 pm

July 16 10 am – 4 pm

July 19 10 am – 4 pm

July 23 10 am – 4 pm

July 24 11 am – 4 pm

July 25 10 am – 4 pm

July 26 10 am – 4 pm

July 30 10 am – 4 pm

July 31 11 am – 4 pm

Stutsman County Library, 910 5th St SE, Jamestown, ND 58401 ~ Library: 701-252-1531 ~ Bookmobile: 701-320-9421 ~


Valley City  (CSi)  The Valley City Commission met in Regular Session Tuesday evening at City Hall.   Commissioner Powell was not present.

Mayor Carlsrud asked for a moment of silence in observing Peace Officer Memorial Day.


A Raffle Permit for Ashtabula Fireworks Association

An Application to Block off Street for Sheyenne Valley Soapbox Derby on Central Avenue on June 2-3, 2018

An Application to Block off Street for Rally in the Valley Street Dance on June 16, 2018 on 100 Block E Main Street

An Electrician License for Maple River Electric

Block off Main Street for Memorial Day event.



Attorney General’s “A Citizen’s Guide to North Dakota Open Records & Open Meetings Laws” *A member of the public does not have the right to speak to the governing body at an open meeting. The public is only entitled to see and hear what happens at a meeting, and to record or broadcast those observations.

No personal attacks to persons present or not

No inflammatory language used during time that you have the platform

5 minute maximum or as directed by the chair

Thank you for participating in City Government.


From the audience Gary Schelagel,  spoke, and suggested improving street light standards, and lighting configurations.



The City Commission considered the First Reading of an Ordinance Amending Title 4, Alcoholic Beverages City Attorney Mertins explained language changes, including new classes of license concerning microbrewers.  Amendments also deal with license suspensions, and extentions of licenses, along with granting licenses to flower shops serving alcohol.

Commissioner Magnuson said the public should have input in creating new license categories.

The City Commission on Tuesday, took no action on the First Reading.




Approved a  Resolution Accepting Bid and Awarding Contract for( Project No. UGP-SU-2-990(055)059), 3rd Ave SE Reconstruction from 4th St SE to Main St (Paving Improvement District No. 115)


KLJ said the low bid was 5.2 percent over the engineer’s estimate, at  $1.02 million.

The City Commission approved awarding the bid to Swanberg Construction, contingent on approval by the NDDOT. $3,000 of the cost to be Special Assessed, less than anticipated.


Considered was a Resolution accepting the Bid and Awarding Contract for Project No. UGP-SU-2-990(057), Central Avenue Streetscape and Concrete Pavement Repair, this year.


KLJ said the low bid from Strata Co was over 21 percent higher than the engineer’s estimate.

The City Commission voted to reject the bid, and proceed with October 2018 rebidding.

Commissioner Bishop voted in opposition, siting the anticipated cost of the project.



Approved a Construction Engineering Services with KLJ for Paving Improvement District No. 114 (7th St SE Mill & Overlay) in the amount of $34,750.


City Commissioners approved a Construction Engineering Services with KLJ for Paving Improvement District No. 117 (2018 Mill & Overlay and Seal Coat) in the amount of $56,500.  Construction to start in June this year.


Approved the Preliminary and Design Engineering Agreement for 5th Ave NW Street Reconstruction from Main Street to 12th Street NW in an amount not to exceed $144,500.


Approved a Special Alcohol Beverage Event Permit for RND Inc. dba NuBar for Rally in the Valley Street Dance on June 16, 2018.


Approved a Special Alcohol Beverage Event Permit for VFW Post 2764 for Rally in the Valley Street Dance on June 16, 2018  City Auditor Richter

Approved a Special Alcohol Beverage Event Permit for The Captain’s Pub for Rally in the Valley Street Dance on June 16, 2018. City Auditor Richter said the three establishments are working together, and for the time frame of 9-p.m., to 1-a.m.

Approved a City Commission schedule change for City Commission and Finance meetings to be held on Monday, July 2, 2018  City.

Approved was advertising for bids: the sale of City Parking Lot south of Hub-Mac more specifically described as Parcel Number 63-3473111, Lots 3-6, Block 31 Original Townsite.

City Administrator Schelkoph said the bids will be opened on June 4th, with the commission to consider at the June 6th City Commission meeting.



David Schelkoph thanked city crews in collecting items for citywide cleanup.

He said Valley Recycling will take metal items not collected during the cleanup.

Grass clippings and tree disposal site available residential only, and for city residents.



Fire Chief Gary Retterath reminds citizens to use care in using outdoor firepits and have a hose on standby.

City Police Chief Hatcher, noted National Peace Officers Memorial Day, and pointed out the number of officers who gave their lives in service to law enforcement and their communities.

He pointed out that law enforcement has the highest number of suicides, of agencies.

KLJ gave an update on construction projects and startup projects, including the permanent flood protection project.


Commissioner Bishop thanked police officers and fire fighters for their service.

Mayor Carlsrud also thanked crews for their work on citywide cleanup, and also asked citizens to thank police officers and fire fighters for their service.

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



Jamestown (CSi)  Jamestown Rural Fire Department responded to a grass fire Monday just after 7-p.m.,adjacent to I-94 near the Barnes county line. At mile marker 270.

Five rural fire units with 12 firefighters were on the scene about 45 minutes.

Rural Fire Chief Ben Maulding reports that there were no injuries or  property damage, as the blaze burned under an acre of grass.


Jamestown  (CSi)  The Garden Morning is planned for Saturday May 19th from 9-a.m., to 1-p.m., at the NDSU Extension Service Office, at 502 10th Avenue, Southeast, Jamestown, just east of the Stutsman County Library.

On Tuesday’s Wayne Byers Show on CSi Cable 2, Certified Master Gardener, Robert Ness said the event is free, and the public is welcome.

He pointed out that Don Kinzler will give presentations on:

Growing Geraniums at 9:30 a.m.

Roses and other Perennials at 11-a.m.

Also presenting will be Kara Kramin with Hostas, and Jennifer Moldenhauer.

Also on our show from the NDSU Extension Service, Stutsman County Office, intern, Amy Leonard said vendors will include:

Bees@Work from Jamestown with honey products and soaps and lotions made from goats milk.

Plant Sale will be held.

Admission is free, however, a free will offering will go to the JRMC Cancer Center fundraising, as the Stutsman County Pals 4-H  Club serves food for the day, and the fundraising in there current project.

Kids Crafts will be available through the day.

Amy added that the NDSU Master Garden Program offers power point presentations, in the community by calling the Extension Service in Jamestown at 701-252-9030.


Jamestown  (CSi)  The Jamestown/Stutsman Development Corporation (JSDC) Board of Directors, has approved a lease agreement for Jamestown Regional Airport’s 97 acres of land on Highway 20, south of UTC Aerospace Systems.

The least agreement is from June 1, 2018, to May 31, 2027. In the first year of the lease,the JSDC will pay the Airport Authority $112.17 per acre, and increases,  three percent each year of the lease.

The JSDC plans to sublease most of the property to Reimers Land Legacy LLC,  for six months, which plans to grow crops there, for $112.17 per acre annually, expiring on December 31st.

JSDC Business Development Director Corry Shevlin  said the difference between the amount the JSDC pays to the Airport Authority and the amount the JSDC receives from Reimers for subleasing the land will be included in the construction costs for the project.

The board also approved  contracting with Border States Paving for $2.17 million to install the road for the airport industrial park.

The project includes infrastructure for water, sanitary sewer and a storm water sewer.

Corp. for $124,362 will perform, the electrical infrastructure work for the airport industrial park.

The Airport Authority takes action on approving the lease agreement with the JSDC at its May meeting.



Jamestown (CSi)  The Jamestown City Planning Commission has recommended a change in the Jamestown land use plan, while rezoning and a preliminary plat removal for a 10-acre parcel outside of city limits in the area east of the Highway 281 by-pass.

Country Grain Cooperative wants to use for a ready mix concrete plant.

The commission unanimously recommended rezoning the property from Agricultural to General Industrial and Manufacturing, and gave preliminary approval of the subdivision plat for the property.

The Planning commission also unanimously recommended changing the property’s designation on the land use map from Agricultural/Rural Open Space to General Industrial.

The City Council will review whether or not to approve the final plat of the subdivision.

(Meeting minutes posted in story at CSiNewsNow.com)


Valley City  (NDANO) Sharon Buhr, of Valley City, founder of Young People’s Healthy Heart Program, public health nutritionist and licensed registered dietitian at City County Health District in Valley City, is this year’s recipient of the North Dakota Association of Nonprofit Organizations’ (NDANO) Walt Odegaard Leadership Award.

NDANO will present the 2018 North Dakota Nonprofits Awards during an Awards Luncheon at noon on June 7 at the Bismarck Radisson Hotel. The luncheon is the closing event for the North Dakota Nonprofit Leadership Conference. Tickets for the Awards Luncheon are available at www.ndano.org.

The Walt Odegaard Leadership Award is given to an individual who has made a difference by strengthening North Dakota and its nonprofit sector through his or her long-term commitment to leadership, volunteerism and philanthropy.

Washington (Sen. Hoven’s Office)  – On Peace Officers Memorial Day Tuesday, Senator John Hoeven commemorated Rolette County Sheriff’s Deputy Colt Allery who was killed in the line of duty in January 2017. The senator cosponsored a Senate resolution honoring Allery and the 128 other law enforcement officers killed on duty in 2017 and designating this week, May 13-19, as National Police Week..

Hoeven says, “In his life and service, Deputy Allery exemplified courage and a willingness to do whatever had to be done regardless of circumstance.  His dedication to his community and the rule of law is characteristic of so many of our policemen and women, without whose efforts our communities would not be the same. We honor Deputy Allery’s legacy as his name is added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.”

Allery’s name was engraved on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC, joining the names of more than 21,500 other fallen law enforcement officers including Fargo Police Officer Jason Moszer who was killed on duty in 2016 and whose name was added to the memorial last year.

Allery’s name was formally dedicated on Sunday during a candlelight vigil on the National Mall. The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial was dedicated in October 1991 and serves as the national monument honoring law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty.

Since 1962, Peace Officers Memorial Day has been observed every May 15th. The week in which that day falls has been designated as National Police Week.

Sixty-four North Dakota peace officers have died in the line of duty since 1882, when the first line of duty death was recorded in what was then Dakota Territory.


PARSHALL, N.D. (AP) — Airmen have called off the search for military explosives that fell off a vehicle on an American Indian reservation in North Dakota on May 1.

Mountrail County Sheriff Ken Halverson announced last week that a container of ammunition for an automatic grenade launcher had been lost near Parshall, on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation.

Minot Air Force Base spokeswoman Danielle Lucero tells The Bismarck Tribune that personnel exhausted efforts to find the missing ammunition over the weekend.

The Air Force says the ammunition is safe as long as the container is intact. Halverson has said the ammunition won’t operate in another device without “catastrophic failure.”

The military has offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to recovery.

Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation Chairman Mark Fox says he understands “accidents happen.”


BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Sen. Heidi Heitkamp says she’ll vote to confirm Gina Haspel to lead the CIA.Heitkamp, a Democrat, says in a statement it wasn’t an easy decision and that Haspel’s “involvement in torture is deeply troubling.” But she says Haspel has assured her the CIA won’t use such tactics in the future.Heitkamp’s announcement Tuesday came as the Senate Intelligence committee’s top Democrat, Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia, said he would vote to confirm Haspel. Their support made it likelier she would be confirmed by the full Senate soon. 

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An oil industry group says U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will be the keynote speaker for the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference that will be held next week in Bismarck.

The conference is scheduled May 22-24 at the Bismarck Event Center. Zinke is scheduled to speak the morning of the 23rd.

The 26th annual event will feature dozens of speakers, from politicians to top oil company executives, and industry-specific seminars.

The North Dakota Petroleum Council says more than 2,500 people are expected at this year’s conference.

The event has alternated in recent years at locations in North Dakota and Canada.

Air Force holding exercise in Northern Plains training area.


MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — A private security company accused of operating illegally in North Dakota during protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline says it would be willing to pay fines to settle the legal dispute as long as it’s not required to admit any wrongdoing.

North Dakota’s Private Investigative and Security Board on Tuesday declined to immediately discuss the idea with an attorney and vice president for North Carolina-based TigerSwan but invited the company to submit its best settlement offer.

“I think the board would like to find a commonsense solution to this case that protects the public,” board attorney Monte Rogneby said during a regular board meeting attended by TigerSwan attorney Lynn Boughey and Vice President Wesley Fricks.

The two implored the board to work toward settling the case that has dragged on for nearly a year.


BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Air Force is holding another training session in the massive Powder River Training Complex over the Northern Plains.

The Combat Raider training is scheduled Tuesday through Thursday, with several types of aircraft. The military says there’s the potential for loud noises associated with sonic booms.

The Federal Aviation Administration approved quadrupling the training airspace to 35,000 square miles in March 2015. The expanded complex over the Dakotas, Montana and Wyoming officially opened in September of that year, with large-scale exercises such as the one this week limited to 10 days per year.

The training complex is the largest over the continental U.S.


BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Bismarck man is accused of sending child pornography to 20 people.

The Bismarck Tribune reports that 50-year-old Curtis McGarvey is charged with 20 counts of promoting sexual performance by a minor, as well as one count of child neglect and one count of terrorizing. A judge on Monday set McGarvey’s bond at $250,000.

The Burleigh County Sheriff’s Department identified a number of social media accounts and email addresses involved in the incident and traced some of those accounts to McGarvey’s residence and places of work.

Police say McGarvey is also connected to a bomb threat at a high school banquet.

Justin Vinje, McGarvey’s attorney, says this client maintains his innocence. Vinje says McGarvey has lived in the community his whole life and “really has no record of any kind.”


BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A new tourism report shows about 733,000 people visited national sites in North Dakota last year.The National Park Service says the visitors spent about $45 million in gateway communities while visiting Theodore Roosevelt National Park and other national historic sites or trails. The analysis says visitor spending supported 643 jobs, about $19 million in labor income and had an economic impact of more than $56 million in North Dakota.Visitor spending was down about $5 million from 2016. 

In sports…

Valley City  (CSi)  Valley City Public Schools Superintendent Josh Johnson invites the community to the groundbreaking for the Hi-Liner Athletic Complex, Phase One project, on Wednesday May 16th, at 4-p.m.

Participating along with school district officials will be, Consolidated Construction Company, Inc., and KLJ architects.

The project will include adding a new track and field, upgrading drainage systems, increase parking capacity, and infrastructure at Hanna Field.

Johnson points out that  the project, which is expected to be completed in August this year, will include an eight lane track, with upgraded field events, such as long jump, triple jump, pole vault, discus, and shot put areas.

The storm drainage systems for the site area also being upgraded to include future plans for the project.

Hanna Field has not been in use by the school district since the early 1990’s.

Johnson adds, the school district is grateful fro the partnership with Valley City State University and allowing the school district to utilize their facilities the past  20-plus years.

He says ” We are ecstatic for the school district and community, to have another outdoor facility for athletic events.”

(Information forwarded by the Valley City Area Chamber of Commerce)


Bismarck  (CSi)  North Dakota Game and Fish reports North Dakota’s 2018 deer season is set, with 55,150 licenses available to hunters this fall, 650 more than last year.

In total, antlered mule deer licenses increased by 150 from last year, antlerless mule deer by 550, antlered whitetail by 150 and antlerless whitetail by 150. The North Dakota Game and Fish Department reduced the number of “any antlered” licenses by 100, and reduced “any antlerless” license by 250.

In addition, restricted youth antlered mule deer licenses increased by 15, and muzzleloader licenses remained the same.

As in the past several years, no mule deer doe licenses are available in unit 4A.

North Dakota’s 2018 deer gun season opens Nov. 9 at noon and continues through Nov. 25.

Applicants for regular deer gun, youth and muzzleloader can apply online through the Game and Fish Department’s website at gf.nd.gov, or call 800-406-6409. A service fee is charged for applications made through the 800 number.

Gratis applicants must apply online – the toll-free licensing telephone number is not set up to receive gratis applications. In addition, paper applications are no longer available for any lottery or gratis licenses.

The deadline for applying is June 6.

Applicants who do not have access to a computer can submit the application at a public service location such as a public library, stop at a Game and Fish office, or request help from a friend, relative or neighbor.

Gratis applications received on or before the regular deer gun lottery application deadline will qualify for an any-legal-deer license. As per state law, gratis applications received after the deadline will be processed based on licenses remaining after the lottery – generally only antlerless licenses remain.

Total deer licenses are determined by harvest rates, aerial surveys, depredation reports, hunter observations, input at advisory board meetings, and comments from the public, landowners and department field staff.


In world and national news…

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has asked the Turkish Consul General in Jerusalem to temporarily leave the country Tuesday. The move came after the Turkish foreign ministry temporarily expelled the Israeli ambassador to protest the use of deadly force on the Gaza border and the U.S. decision to relocate its embassy to Jerusalem.


UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley is telling the United Nations Security Council that no members “would act with more restraint than Israel has” in its confrontation with Palestinians at the Gaza border. And Haley says the violence that left more than 50 Palestinians dead Monday had nothing to do with the opening of a U.S. embassy in contested Jerusalem. But Kuwaiti Ambassador Mansour Al-Otaibi says Israel was violating international law and the council needs to protect unarmed Palestinians.


JERUSALEM (AP) — Seventy years after Israel’s founding, images of victory and violence showcased the contradictions that bedevil the Jewish state. Deadly protests flared along the Gaza border, where troops killed dozens of Palestinians even as politicians feted the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem as a symbol of the ironclad alliance with Washington.


NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Wolfe, master chronicler and satirist of American culture, has died at age 88. Wolfe’s books were grounded in old-school journalism with stories told in an often hyperbolic style _ ranging from “The Right Stuff” about the U.S. space program to his first novel “The Bonfire of the Vanities,” which satirized New York City’s power culture.