CSi Weather…

.TONIGHT…Clear. Lows in the mid 60s. South winds around 5 mph.

.SATURDAY…Sunny. Highs in the upper 80s. South winds 5 to

10 mph increasing to around 15 mph in the afternoon.

.SATURDAY NIGHT…Partly cloudy in the evening, then mostly

cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms after midnight.

Lows in the mid 60s. South winds 10 to 15 mph shifting to the

north after midnight. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.

.SUNDAY…Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 70s. Northwest winds

10 to 15 mph.

.SUNDAY NIGHT…Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s. West winds

5 to 10 mph.

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

.MONDAY NIGHT…Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s.

.TUESDAY…Sunny. Highs around 80.

.TUESDAY NIGHT…Partly cloudy. Lows around 60.

.WEDNESDAY…Mostly sunny. A 20 percent chance of showers and

thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 80s.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT…Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 60s.

.THURSDAY…Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 80s.

.THURSDAY NIGHT…Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 60s.

.FRIDAY…Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 80s.


Much cooler weather is expected Sunday behind a cold front, but then

moderation back into the 80s is expected during the early and

middle parts of next week.

The next opportunity for rain  Tuesday night into Wednesday.


Jamestown  (CSi)  Jamestown Public works informs motorists that due to the annual street maintenance project, please be advised that the following intersection WILL BE TEMPORARILY CLOSED over the next WEEK beginning Monday, July 16, 2018:

10th Ave SW & 25th St SW (Menards & Tractor Supply Co. area)

Please follow the detour signage.

Motorists and other traffic should use extreme caution when entering these construction maintenance areas. The public should consider alternate routes.

The road maintenance activities are contingent on changing weather conditions.


Jamestown  (CSi)  The public is invited to help celebrate the Jamestown Shrine Clowns 70th Birthday, with an event on Saturday July 14, from 3-p.m., to 10-p.m., at the Hansen Arts Park in Downtown Jamestown.

Admission is free, with  food available for purchase.

Free kids activities from 3 to 6 p.m.

Southwest Surfers concert, 7 to 10 p.m.

Contact: Corey Bayer, 320-7653, coreybayer@gmail.com



Jamestown  (CSi)  The annual Ride to Silence the Stigma program is set for Sunday July 15, starting at 11-a.m at Stutsman Harley-Davidson in Jamestown ending at 6-p.m.

Registration is at 11 a.m., followed by a noon program and prayer.

A balloon release takes place at 12:20-p.m.

The ride starts at 12:30 p.m. Motorcycles and cars are invited to join at $20 per rider, and $20 for each additional rider.

Cars are welcome to follow.

Midnight Riders from Jud will assist in guiding the ride.

The ride leaves from Stutsman Harley Davidson in Jamestown and heads to Buchanan, then on to Wimbledon, then to Kensal and Pingree, Woodworth, Medina, and Windsor and then heading back to Jamestown.  Stops will be made at those locations, including restaurants.

On Friday’s Wayne Byers Show on CSi Cable 2, Monte Rodacker said, the run will support the National Guard Foundation and ND CARES.

The Ride to Silence the Stigma event was founded by Dave and Beth Lautt after losing their son, Thomas Avery Doyle, to suicide at the age of 22, in 2013.

Doyle was a Jamestown High School graduate who served in the North Dakota National Guard including a tour in Kuwait.

The national suicide rate for suicide among U.S. servicemen is nearly double that of the mainstream population, according to a 2015 study by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The North Dakota veteran suicide rate for men is roughly equivalent to the national rate, and while the women veteran rate is lower it still exceeds the mainstream rate, according to the VA.

Monte thanked the community for its continued support for the road, including businesses and individuals, to raise funds and donations of door prizes, to support the mission to silence the stigma concerning suicide, and bringing awareness to support and education.


Ft. Ranson  (CSi)   Fort Ransom celebrates the Annual Sodbuster Days, Saturday and Sunday July 14th – 15th.

Turn of the  century farm & home making demonstrations will be featured along with  live old time music.

Food and beverages will be available.

On Saturday the parade begins at 12:45-p.m.

The Sawmill dedication is Saturday afternoon.

12-p.m., Wheelwright Demonstration

1-p.m., Horse powered Thrashing

2-p.m., Haying demo



Jamestown  (CSi)  Jamestown Police warns residents regarding a convicted sex offender living in Jamestown.

Sandy Lee Mangelson lives at 316 ½ 5th Avenue Northeast, Jamestown, ND

His vehicle is a white 2001 Chevy Silverado pickup, with ND License 280 CEH.

Mangelson is a 31 year old white male 6-feet-1 inch tall, weighing 185 pound, with green eyes and blond hair.

He has been assigned a high risk assessment by the North Dakota Attorney General’s Risk Level Committee.

Offense: Gross Sexual Imposition.  While he was a registered sex offender he met a 14 year old girl near a central high school.  A school safety officer witnessed him fondling the girl.

Conviction Date: November 2007 in Grand Forks District Court.

Disposition:  60 days, 30 days suspended, 5-years supervised probation.

Offense: Sexual contact with a child younger that 16 years old.

When he was 18 he fondled two girls ages 13 and 14.  Police discovered the offense while investigating Mangelsen for touching a 19 year old girl.

Conviction: January 2006 in Codington, South Dakota, District Court.

Disposition: 180 days suspended for one year.

Mangelsen is not wanted by police at this time and has served the sentence imposed by the court.

This notification is meant for public safety and not to increase fear in the community, nor should this information be used to threaten, assault, or intimidate the offender.

Any attempts to harass, intimidate or threaten these offenders, their families, landlords, or employers will be turned over for prosecution.

Printed handouts of the demographics of  Sandy Lee Mangelsen are available at the Jamestown Police Department.

More information on registered sex offenders is available at the North Dakota Attorney General’s web site: www.sexoffender.nd.gov


Jamestown (CSi) Jamestown Police warns residents regarding a convicted sex offender living in Jamestown.

Travis Shane Morin lives at 1530 6th Avenue, Southwest, Room 26, Buffalo Motel, Jamestown, ND

He currently has no vehicle.

He is a 33 year old American Indian male, 5-feet,10-inches tall, weighing 240 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair.

He has been assigned a High Risk Assessment by the North Dakota Attorney General’s Office, Risk Level Committee.

Offense:  Possession of Material, Sexual Conduct by a minor.  Morin possessed 13 still images of child pornography and videos on his cell phone.  Morin also possessed 124 images of child pornography and a child pornography video on his lap top computer.

Conviction Date: June, 2015 in Ward County, ND District Court.

Disposition:  5 years, 44 days credit concurrent with count two.

Offense:  Promote Minor Obscene Sexual Performance.  Morin recorded himself and a male child in a sexual manner.

Disposition:  10 years, first serve 5 years, the balance suspended, 44 days credit, 5 years supervised probation, concurrent with count one.

Morin is currently on probation with North Dakota Probation and Parole.

Morin is not wanted by police at this time and has served the sentence imposed by the court.

This notification is meant for public safety and not to increase fear in the community, nor should this information be used to threaten, assault, or intimidate the offender.

Any attempts to harass, intimidate or threaten these offenders, their families, landlords, or employers will be turned over for prosecution.

Printed handouts of the demographics of  Travis Shane Morin  are available at the Jamestown Police Department.

More information on registered sex offenders is available at the North Dakota Attorney General’s web site: www.sexoffender.nd.gov


Jamestown, ND, July 13, 2018 — Jamestown Regional Medical Center’s annual GOLF “fore” ANGELS event is rescheduled for Saturday, Aug. 4.

Under the leadership of Dr. Mandy Sorlie, family practitioner at Sanford Health Jamestown, JRMC hosts GOLF “fore” ANGELS each year.

The 9-hole tournament benefits infant bereavement care at JRMC.

Originally, the tournament was set for Friday, Aug. 3.

Every year, families experience the loss of an infant due to an unexpected circumstance. ANGELS helps pay medical bills for those parents through the JRMC Foundation. The fund is available to anyone who experiences infant loss at JRMC at the gestation of 16 weeks or greater up to 4 months of age due to unavoidable circumstances.

In 2017, the tournament raised about $9,000.

The fund is the brainchild of Dr. Sorlie and her family: husband, Dave; and three children, Olivia, Owen and Lauren. As an endowment, the fund will support families for generations to come.

Dr. Sorlie says, “As parents, we couldn’t imagine what it would feel like to experience infant death.  When we initially thought of this, Dave just looked at me and said ‘we can do it.’”

She adds that, saying “I’m sorry for your loss” and “It’s not your fault” to a family after a miscarriage or death always felt empty.  The ANGELS fund was one way to change that.

ANGELS stands for Advocating for Neonatal Grief and Early Loss Support (ANGELS). ANGELS grant amounts and recipients are determined by the availability of funds. The grant covers the labor and delivery charges after insurance payments. On average, families that have insurance would otherwise have to pay more than $1,500 for these medical services. ANGELS removes this financial burden and helps families grieve.

Since it started three years ago, the Dr. Mandy and Dave Sorlie ANGELS fund has helped 10 families.

Although the impetus for the fund is heart-breaking, community support makes it easier to bear.

Dr. Sorlie says, “I can’t believe the support. People come out of the woodwork to volunteer, support and donate silent auction items to the ANGELS tournament.”

Dr. Sorlie said she is especially grateful to Renae Lunde, a registered nurse at JRMC’s Family BirthPlace. Lunde pioneered many of the infant bereavement offerings in Jamestown, donating hours of her personal time and effort.


JRMC Foundation Director Lisa Jackson says,the ANGELS fund is a beautiful offering to families experiencing this loss.  But it helps others too. In planning GOLF “fore” ANGELS, Jackson said she receives letters, calls and visits from people who experienced infant death as many as 40 years ago.  Back then, families were told to forget it and move on. As heart-breaking as that is, we’re humbled at the opportunity to help these families too. In some ways, the ANGELS fund is a comfort to these families. This is a way they can help others during such a difficult time.”

GOLF “fore” ANGELS registration opens at 9 a.m., shotgun starts at 10 a.m. A luncheon is set for 1 p.m. with silent auction and awards to follow.

To learn more about the ANGELS fund, visit wwwjrmcnd.com/giving or call (701) 952-4880. Registration is available online at www.jrmcnd.com/event/golf-fore-angels.

About Jamestown Regional Medical Center

Jamestown Regional Medical Center is located at 2422 20th St. SW, Jamestown, N.D. and serves approximately 55,000 people in nine counties. In 2017, it was named a “Top 100 Critical Access Hospital” as well as a “Best Places to Work in Healthcare.”  For more information, visit www.jrmcnd.com or call 701-952-1050.


Jamestown  (CSi)  Clarification provided by Jamestown Police Chief Scott Edinger, on the 2019 Jamestown Preliminary budget item.

The Police Department preliminary budget for 2019, is $2.048 million.

The preliminary budget increase for 2019 with wages and step is $88,000.


WATFORD CITY, N.D. (AP) — A hospital in the western part of North Dakota is treating victims of a tornado that recently ripped through the area days after the $76 million facility opened.

McKenzie County Healthcare Systems opened the Watford City hospital July 1. The hospital is equipped with 24 inpatient rooms and nine rooms in the emergency department, the Bismarck Tribune reported .

Only five staff members were working at the hospital when more than two dozen people were brought in less than an hour after a tornado touched down in an RV park in the oil patch city on Tuesday. It would have been “near impossible” to treat the 26 people seeking help for their injuries without the new hospital, said Mike Curtis, the hospital’s chief administrative officer.

“We’ve never had (a situation) this bad or with this number of people within such a short period of time,” he said.

Four of the patients brought Tuesday were in critical condition and transferred to the closest facility after they were stabilized, Curtis said. The remaining 22 were treated and released. A 1-week-old baby was the sole casualty from the natural disaster.

About 20 doctors, nurses, and support staff rotated throughout the night to help treat patients even as staff was still learning where everything was in the new building.

McKenzie County Board of Commissioners Chairman Douglas Nordby commended the hospital for its quick response.

“I drove around with our emergency manager for the county and looked at all the response (activity) going on,” he said. “That was awesome that every entity in our community, and the communities around us, showed up to help.”


CHICAGO (AP) — McDonald’s is stopping the sale of salads at 3,000 restaurants after people became sick from a parasite causing intestinal illness.

The Chicago-based fast-food chain said Friday it’s acting “out of an abundance of caution” until switching to another supplier. Health officials in Illinois and Iowa say they’ve identified roughly 100 combined cases of cyclosporiasis apparently linked to consuming McDonald’s salads. The illness is caused by the Cyclospora parasite.

McDonald’s is removing the lettuce blend from identified restaurants and distribution centers. At least one of the affected restaurants is in each of the following states: Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Kentucky, West Virginia and Missouri.

The most common symptom is watery diarrhea. Other symptoms could include appetite loss, intestinal pain, nausea and fatigue.


BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s oil production set a record in May due to rebounding crude prices.The Department of Mineral Resources announced Friday the state produced an average of 1.24 million barrels of oil daily in May. That’s up more than 19,000 barrels daily from April, and more than 17,000 barrels from the previous record set in December 2014.

North Dakota also produced a record 2.38 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day in May. There were a record 14,755 producing wells in May, up 172 from April.

The May tallies are the latest figures available.

North Dakota sweet crude was fetching $62.50 a barrel on Friday, up more than $4 from the May average and more than $27 from one year ago.


BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp continues to hold a fundraising advantage over Rep. Kevin Cramer, her Republican challenger.Heitkamp’s campaign earlier this week released partial figures ahead of the Federal Election Commission’s Sunday deadline. Heitkamp says she raised more than $1.9 million in the second quarter for her re-election bid, and has $5.2 million cash on hand.Cramer’s campaign on Friday says he raised more than $1.5 million during the reporting period, and has more than $2.4 million in the bank.The North Dakota race is seen as critical for control of the closely divided Senate. 
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer has released a 60-second spot that features President Donald Trump’s support of him over Sen. Heidi Heitkamp in a race critical for control of the Senate.The television ad began airing Friday statewide. It features remarks Trump made at a campaign rally last month in Fargo, where he criticized Heitkamp for voting with her party leadership and against his agenda, including tax cuts he signed into law.Cramer’s campaign didn’t give specifics on the ad buy.Heitkamp is considered a moderate and one of the least reliably partisan Democratic votes in the Senate. She’s largely backed North Dakota’s corporate interests on energy and voted to confirm 21 of Trump’s 26 cabinet-level nominations.Trump carried North Dakota by 36 percentage points in the 2016 election.



BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Three environmental groups are suing North Dakota over an air quality permit that allows construction of an $800 million oil refinery about 3 miles (5 kilometers) from Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

National Parks Conservation Association, the Environmental Law and Policy Center and the Dakota Resource Council filed the lawsuit in state court on Thursday, asserting that the state erred when it concluded the proposed Davis Refinery wouldn’t be a major source of pollution and wouldn’t negatively impact the park.

The lawsuit asks a judge to declare the permit invalid and send the case back to North Dakota’s Health Department for further review.

“We must protect the air quality in the national park, which visitors and surrounding community members breathe, and on which the stunning views and fragile ecosystems depend,” said Stephanie Kodish, clean air program director for National Parks Conservation Association. “This polluting oil refinery betrays the conservation values of the park’s namesake.”

The 30,000-acre (12,000-hectare) park is named for the former U.S. president who ranched in the region in the 1880s and is revered for his advocacy of land and wildlife conservation. It’s a rugged and breathtaking area of hills, ridges, buttes and bluffs where millions of years of erosion have exposed colorful sedimentary rock layers, and is home to a variety of wildlife including prairie dogs, wild horses and bison. The park is the state’s top tourist attraction, drawing more than 700,000 visitors annually.

Meridian Energy Group is developing the refinery to initially process about 27,500 barrels of oil daily, with room for expansion. The company maintains that the plant with modern technology will be “the cleanest refinery on the planet.”


In world and national news

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is stressing that the indictment against 12 Russian intelligence officers contains no allegations of knowing involvement by anyone on the Trump campaign or that the hacking the Russians are accused of conducting affected the outcome of the 2016 presidential election. Spokeswoman Lindsay Walters says “this is consistent with what we have been saying all along.” The indictment comes as the special counsel investigates potential coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign.



ELLESBOROUGH, England (AP) — President Donald Trump has departed Windsor Castle after tea with Queen Elizabeth II. It was Trump’s first time meeting the monarch. Britain’s national news agency said they spent 47 minutes getting acquainted over tea _ 17 minutes longer than scheduled.



GARDEN CITY, Ind. (AP) — The collapse of a gas station chain owned for decades by Vice President Mike Pence’s family has cost taxpayers millions of dollars to clean up more than 85 contaminated sites in three states. That’s the finding of an Associated Press analysis of court documents, business records and environmental reports. The Kiel Bros. Oil Co. went bankrupt in 2004. Since then, Indiana alone has spent at least $21 million to clean up leaking tanks and other problems. And the work is nowhere near complete.



LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The University of Louisville is removing the Papa John’s name from its football stadium. The Kentucky school is taking action after the pizza chain’s founder, John Schnatter, reportedly complained that Colonel Sanders never faced a backlash for using a racial slur. University President Neeli Bendapudi announced change for Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium on Friday. Also being renamed is the business school’s John H. Schnatter Center for Free Enterprise.



LONDON (AP) — British detectives investigating the poisoning of two people by the nerve agent Novichok in southwestern England says that a small bottle found in the home of one of the victims tested positive for the deadly substance. Dawn Sturgess and Charlie Rowley were sickened on June 30 in a town not far from Salisbury, where a Russian ex-spy and his daughter were poisoned with Novichok in March.