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Strong to Severe thunderstorms are possible Thursday and Thursday


Jamestown  (CSi)  The Stutsman County Sheriff’s Office reports a 63-year-old Jamestown man ended his  life early Monday morning following negotiations with law enforcement  that ended at  5-a.m.

The call came into the Law Enforcement Center, Dispatch at 12:39-a.m.

Major Jason Falk tells CSiNewsNow.com that the call alerted officers who  negotiated with the man in the in the area of the Anchor Bar north of Jamestown.

The man’s name was not released by authorities.

Falk says the  sheriff’s office was assisted by the Jamestown Police Department and the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

Falk confirmed that the man’s death will be investigated by the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation, adding that is the procedure because the man’s death  occurred in the presence of sheriff’s deputies and police officers.

He says no shots were fired by officers as they negotiated his surrender, which was unsuccessful.


Jamestown  (CSi)  Jamestown and Stutsman County voters cast ballots Tuesday, June 12th  in the local elections, and primary elections for county and statewide candidates.

Polls open at 7 a.m. Tuesday at the Jamestown Civic Center, and close at 7-p.m. Rural polling places are at the Pingree Community Center, Kensal Memorial Hall and Medina City Hall.

Polls at the Barnes County Courthouse open to city and county residents from 7-.m. to 7-p.m.


Jamestown  (CSi)  The Jamestown Tourism Grant/ Executive Advisory Board met Monday at The CSi Technology Center, at Historic Franklin School.  Members present included: Board President Matt Woods, Janna Bergstedt, Mitzi Hager, Tena Lawrence, Taylor Barnes, and Frank Balak.

Ex Officio Members, Pam Phillip Jamestown City Council, Pam Fosse Jamestown Civic Center.

Tourism Director, Searle Swedlund.



  • Big Guns of the Big West, Fort Seward
  • Disc Golf at Jamestown Reservoir repairs, Stutsman County Parks
  • Mowing Maintenance, Frontier Village
  • Trader Building, Frontier Village
  • The Arts Center Staffing, Jamestown Fine Arts Association

With the Big Guns of the Big West, Fort Seward requested $1,050 for the Gatling Gun, and Cannon Demonstrations, to be held at Fort Seward on Saturday September 8, 2018.

The board granted the full amount requested.


With the Disc Golf at Jamestown Reservoir repairs, Ryan Pfau, representing the Stutsman County Park Board requested, $1,125 for flood damage repair re-design, to the Disc Golf Course at Jamestown Reservoir, including baskets, and signs replacement with labor proved by  North Dakota Disc Golf Association.  Parts of the project are being covered with in-kind donations, along with $282.20 provided by Jamestown Parks and Recreation, and Pfau contributing $220 for items.

The board voted to fund the full amount requested.


With the Mowing Maintenance at Frontier Village, Tina Busche requested $4,000 for the Frontier Village Association.

After a lengthy discussion relative to responsibility of the mowing, and providing the associated costs  at the Frontier Village, either on the Frontier Village Board, or Tourism, the board voted unanimously, that at this point in the mowing season, to have Tourism temporarily allocate $2,500, the estimated cost, to hire a licensed, certified, and bonded contractor, who will provide their own equipment, contingent upon the Frontier Village Association board providing its approved bid request.

The Frontier Village Board had received three bids on the project.

Pam Phillips said she would approach the city, on assistance with hiring a contractor.


Also requested by the Frontier Village Association was $9,233.42, for the Village Trader Building shingling and Painting.

The Tourism Board voted to fund the entire amount requested.


With the Jamestown Arts Center Staffing, The Jamestown Fine Arts Association, represented by Arts Center Director, Larry Kopp requested, $2,500, with $899 coming from the organization’s Operating Fund.  He said a maximum of two employees will be hired for Saturday and weekend staffing at the Arts Center, on a part-time basis, paid at an hourly rate, of $10 per hour.  Downtown Arts Market employees, will be full and part-time Arts Center, hourly employees, paid  being paid for overtime work.

The Tourism Board voted to fund $1,300 for Saturday staffing, with $1,200 available for Arts Park staffing at Art Market events.




Declaration of Conflict of Interest:  None was indicated


The Financial Report was  given by Treasurer, Mitzi Hager


Tourism Report – Searle Swedlund, said the Office Manage Emily Bivens has returned on a part-time basis following a health issue.


Ex-Officio Reports:

City Council Member, Pam Phillps reported on the recent city, police department and Frontier Village meeting to discuss issues of concern.  She again indicated that the Frontier Village gates will remain permanently opened, and that the Frontier Village Board needs to continue to address security issues, along with the Buffalo Museum.


Civic Center, Director, Pam Fosse said the replacing of the lower level seating is set to begin, with the expected completion date this fall.

She added that the Civic Center is booked every weekend, adding that coming up in March of 2019 the facility is booked every day.



Discussion was held on  adding Emergency Planning to Staffing Grant application.


Jamestown (CSi)  The Republican District 12 and 29 will host a noon luncheon on Thursday June 14th at the Gladstone Inn & Suites in Jamestown.

On Monday’s Wayne Byers Show on CSi Cable 2, Delores Rath said the speaker will be Republican U.S. House of Representative candidate, Kelly Armstrong.

Reservation are  required by calling Delores at 701-952-7170.


Washington (Sen. Heitkamp’s Office)   – U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp has announced that she successfully secured $3.5 million for the city of Medina for water infrastructure improvements. Heitkamp had been pressing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to include this funding in its FY 2018 work plan, which was released today.

Heitkamp worked with Medina community leaders and pressed the Army Corps for this funding on multiple occasions, including outreach to the Assistant Secretary of the Army and Army Corps Chief of Engineers in April, and in a phone call with the Assistant Secretary of the Army last month.

The news release says, Medina’s sewer and water infrastructure was originally installed in the 1940s, and the aging pipes are undersized and severely corroded. Infiltration of groundwater and sediment into the system is resulting in numerous challenges, including sewer backups. A proposed project to rehabilitate the system consists of 50 blocks of sanitary sewer replacement and 60 blocks of water main replacement, and the funding secured by Heitkamp would support completion of the first phase of the project.


WASHBURN, N.D. (AP) — A 10-year-old girl has died and another has been injured in a weekend accident on a lake in McLean County.Sheriff’s officials say the victim along with another 10-year-old girl were on an inner tube that was being pulled by a boat on Strawberry Lake Saturday.Their inner tube was struck by an uncontrolled Jet Ski whose operator had been thrown from the watercraft a short time earlier.Both girls were transferred from a Minot hospital to Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare Hospital in St Paul, Minnesota where one of the girls died. The other remains hospitalized. Her condition was not available.



BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Elections officials are hoping local issues across North Dakota will help a primary lacking big-race drama.Recent nominating conventions settled most intra-party questions ahead of Tuesday’s primary. That, coupled with no statewide ballot questions, may make it tough to lure voters to the polls.A few things to know about this year’s primary election:SHOO-IN SENATE CANDIDATESNorth Dakota Democrats have no contested statewide races in the primary. Republican Kevin Cramer has a nearly unknown challenger in the primary as he seeks to move from the U.S. House to the Senate. Before Cramer can get to Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp in what will be one of this fall’s most closely watched Senate races, his primary opponent is Thomas O’Neill, an Air Force veteran and assistant church pastor with no base, name ID or money. O’Neill also lacked a representative to nominate him at the GOP’s convention in April.___VACANT HOUSEThe only other primary race of note is the GOP battle for the House seat Cramer is vacating. Dickinson state Sen. Kelly Armstrong, who left his post as the state Republican party chairman to run after Cramer announced for Senate, has the party’s endorsement and far more money than his opponents. Tiffany Abentroth is a former Marine. Paul Schaffner is a former North Dakota State football player who is appealing a recent conviction for prostitution solicitation.



Two candidates who have ended their campaigns will appear on the primary ballot. State Sen. Tom Campbell is listed for U.S. House even though he dropped out of the race. And GOP-endorsed secretary of state candidate Will Gardner withdrew after it came to light that he had pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct in 2006 after being accused of peeping through windows at a North Dakota State University women’s dormitory.



The only contested legislative races are GOP: state House in Minot, Fargo and Bismarck and state Senate in rural Grand Forks County — Campbell’s seat. In the Senate primary race, the top vote-getter will advance to the November election. In the House contests, the top two finishers will advance.



While the main event will be the November general election, primary elections are where the government is often closest to the people. That’s why Secretary of State Al Jaeger, North Dakota’s top election official, often refers to it as “the June election.” Voters on Tuesday will pick local governing boards, sheriffs and mayors in cities from Abercrombie to Zap. In the state’s bigger cities, voters from Bismarck and Minot will each choose from three mayoral candidates.



North Dakota has no voter registration. State Census Office Manager Kevin Iverson estimates that there are almost 580,000 people who are eligible to vote in Tuesday’s election. But with no statewide races realistically at stake, voter turnout is expected to follow historical trends of about 25 percent.



As of Monday morning, nearly 35,000 residents already had voted, using absentee ballots and early voting procedures set up in some counties, North Dakota’s secretary of state said.



The voting hours in North Dakota vary by county, but are generally open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. local time. A voter who is standing in line at the time the polls close will be allowed to vote.


BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers within the next two months expects to wrap up an environmental study of the Dakota Access oil pipeline after recently meeting with four American Indian tribes battling the pipeline in court.

The tribe leading the lawsuit still feels it hasn’t had a meaningful role in the study, and Standing Rock Sioux attorney Jan Hasselman said Monday that “the tribe is not giving up this fight” two years after the suit was filed and a year after oil began flowing.

Last year, U.S. District Judge James Boasberg in Washington, D.C., allowed the $3.8 billion pipeline to begin pumping oil from western North Dakota through South Dakota and Iowa to a shipping point in Illinois. However, he also ordered the Corps to further review the pipeline’s impact on tribal interests, including how a spill under the Missouri River in the Dakotas would impact water rights for the Standing Rock, Cheyenne, Yankton and Oglala Sioux tribes.

Texas-based developer Energy Transfer Partners has said the pipeline is safe.


In world and national news…

SINGAPORE (AP) — For better part of an hour, President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will square off one on one, alone but for a pair of translators. That’s raising concerns about the risk of holding such a monumental meeting with barely anyone to bear witness.SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has spent years developing nuclear missiles that can target the U.S. mainland, so is Kim Jong Un really ready to pack them away in a deal with President Donald Trump? Perhaps _ but that wouldn’t necessarily mean that Pyongyang is abandoning its nuclear ambitions entirely.WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has ruled that states can target people who haven’t cast ballots in a while in efforts to purge their voting rolls. The case decided Monday has drawn wide attention amid stark partisan divisions and the approach of the 2018 elections. By a 5-4 vote that split the conservative and liberal justices, the court rejected arguments in a case from Ohio that the practice violates a federal law intended to increase the ranks of registered voters.NEW YORK (AP) — Your ability to watch and use your favorite apps and services could start to change _ though not right away _ following Monday’s formal repeal of Obama-era internet protections. Any changes are likely to happen slowly. The repeal takes effect six months after the FCC voted to undo “net neutrality” rules that had barred broadband and cellphone companies from slowing down or blocking websites and apps of their choosing or charging more for higher speeds.CHICAGO (AP) — New law enforcement materials compiled by the Chicago Crime Commission say the embrace of social media by gangs to taunt rivals is the biggest change in how gangs operate compared with 10 years ago. The materials provided in advance exclusively to The Associated Press before its release Tuesday describe how social media has radically altered gang culture in Chicago. One conflict mediator says there’s now nearly always a link between an outbreak of gang violence and something posted online.