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CSi Weather…

.TONIGHT…Increasing clouds. Patchy smoke in the evening. Lows around 50. North winds 5 to 10 mph.

.TUESDAY…Sunny. Highs in the mid 70s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

.TUESDAY NIGHT…Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. West winds

around 5 mph.

.WEDNESDAY…Sunny. Highs in the upper 70s. Southwest winds 5 to

10 mph.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT…Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 50s.

.THURSDAY…Sunny. A 20 percent chance of rain showers and

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

.THURSDAY NIGHT…Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain

showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 50s.

.FRIDAY…Mostly sunny. Highs around 80.

.FRIDAY NIGHT…Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 50s.

.SATURDAY…Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 70s.

.SATURDAY NIGHT…Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s.

.SUNDAY…Mostly sunny. A 20 percent chance of rain showers and

thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 70s.


A gradual warmup will take place through the week, starting with forecast highs from the low to mid 70s on Tuesday, to temperatures as high as the upper 80 by Friday.

Thursday, chances for showers and thunderstorms across the area by the afternoon hours.

Periodic chances of showers and thunderstorms will be possible across the region over the weekend.



JAMESTOWN, N.D. (AP) — Police say a North Dakota man severed one of his hands while operating a meat grinder in his garage.

Jamestown police officers were called to the home of 69-year-old Myron Schlafman on Friday afternoon. They applied a tourniquet to his arm and an ambulance crew took him to a hospital.

Officers put the severed hand in a special package to keep it cool and free of contamination.

Police Lt. Robert Opp told The Associated Press that authorities don’t have details on Schlafman’s condition, including whether the hand can be reattached. Jamestown Regional Medical Center hasn’t responded to a request for comment.



Jamestown  (CSi)  The community is invited to help celebrate the career of Becky Thatcher-Keller, as she retires from 25 year of economic development service to regional communities on Tuesday August 21 from 2-4-p.m.

The celebration will be at the JSDC/Chamber, lower level conference room.

For the past four years Becky has been the Jamestown Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director.

Succeeding her in the Chamber post will be Emily Bivens.



Jamestown  (CSi)  Jamestown Public Works informs motorists that areas included in this year’s street maintenance project will be chip-sealed as part of the City’s road maintenance program starting Wednesday, August 22, 2018 beginning at approximately 7:00 a.m. 

Major traffic areas that will be impacted include:

Industrial Park – along 3rd Ave SW

Wal-Mart area

Menards area

McDonald’s area

Residential areas located north & south of 17th St SW

Please remove vehicles from roadway during this operation.  Motorists and other traffic should use extreme caution when entering these construction areas and consider alternate routes if possible.



Jamestown  (CSi)  The Iron Horse Rebels Motorcycle Club host the 2nd Annual Ironhorse Rebels, Salvation Army Fun Run Saturday, August 25, with registration at 10-a.m., at the Jamestown Civic Center.

On Monday’s Wayne Byers Show on CSi Cable 2, Club members, Larry Brademeyer, and Tina Drewette said Kickstands up at 12 noon, at the Jamestown Civic Center.

Registration is 10-a.m., to 12 noon, and donation is $20 per bike, $10 per passenger. Vehicles are welcome at $20 each. 100 percent of the proceeds go to the Jamestown Salvation Army.

Last year the First Annual Fun Run raised, $750 with this year goal $1,000.

The course will go from the Civic Center, to Sanborn, and then to Katheryn, to Ft. Ransom, to Verona, and will end at Edgeley.

Any questions call “Thunder,” at 701-269-3271, or “ Momma,” at  218-779-3792.

The Club is looking for members and call those numbers for more information.



Buchanan  (CSi) The non-profit organization, A Moment of Freedom, will hold a fundraiser, Barn Dance, on August 25th at The Boondocks, south of Jamestown.

Doors open at 5-p.m., with dinner at 6-p.m.  Doors open for the dance at 7:30-p.m., and starts at 8-p.m.  The cost to enter the barn dance is $10.

The organization offers a therapy service with a horse riding program for individuals  with special needs.

Dinner tickets and seating are limited.   Purchase dinner tickets  by calling 701-320-3543 or E-Mailing amomentoffreedom@outlook.com.

Tickets available at Country Acres Veteranary Clinic, Southwood Veterinary Clinic, and Dr. Dawn’s Pet Stop.



Jamestown (United Way)  United Way of Stutsman County is kicking off this year’s campaign season with POUND in the Park at McElroy Park on August 25, 2018.
POUND is a group fitness class for any age or fitness level that combines cardio, strength training, and Pilates with drumming to achieve a full-body workout.

Three community instructors with ties to TRAC and I WILL Fitness will be leading 45-minute sessions at 9, 10, and 11: 00 a.m. Registration is $10 per session. T-shirts are an extra $10 and are available for pre-purchase or can be purchased at the event. To guarantee a t-shirt for the event, register by August 10. Registrations are available at Bank Forward, Dacotah Bank or with any United Way of Stutsman County board member.
Thanks to our donations last year, United Way campaign raised $180,000 and funded 15 different organizations in Stutsman County and five different local venture grants.

The United Way of Stutsman County will be supporting the following agencies during this year’s fundraising campaign: Alano Society, Boy Scouts – Northern Lights, Camp Rokiwan, Child Care Aware, Community Corrections, Girl Scouts – Dakota Horizons, Imagination Library, James River Transit, MOST/21st Cen. After School, PATH, Safe Shelter, Salvation Army, SANE/SART, Senior Companion Program, and The Arts Center.

The United Way of Stutsman County is part of United Way Worldwide. Its mission is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good. The current impact model emphasizes that 99% of all funds raised stays within in Stutsman County.
For additional information, please contact Executive Director Karla Bachmeier at jmstuway@gmail.com or call 701-952-UWAY.



Valley City  (CSi)  The Valley City Out of the Darkness Community Walk is on Sunday, September 30, 2018 at Lokken Stadium.

Registration begins at 2:30pm with the walk itself running 3pm-4:30pm.  Proceeds benefit local and national suicide prevention and awareness programs of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.  Learn more at outofthedarkness.org or call 888-333-2377.


Bismarck  (NDDOT)  – Law enforcement agencies across the state participated in the Click It or Ticket enforcement campaign from July 1, 2018 through August 12, 2018 to help save lives on North Dakota roads.

A total of 3,134 citations were attributed to the added enforcement patrols. Of the total citations, 1,194 were citations for failure to wear a seat belt and 36 were child restraint citations. Tickets for speeding totaled 1,125. The traffic stops also resulted in 97 suspended/revoked license violations, 65 drug arrests, 27 warrants served, 14 citations for distracted driving, seven driving under the influence (DUI) citations and 377 other traffic citations.

Failure to use a seat belt is the most significant factor associated with motor vehicle crash injuries and deaths in North Dakota. Every seven days one unbelted vehicle occupant died last year in North Dakota.



GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — U.S. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson was in North Dakota to commemorate the launch of the first large drone to fly beyond sight of the pilot and without a manned airplane to observe the plane.The flight was conducted Monday by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., which is a tenant at the Grand Sky aviation technology park. A recent authorization by the Federal Aviation Administration allows the drones to fly within 30 miles of the park.Political leaders from the state called the flight a historic milestone that shows North Dakota’s standing in the unmanned aircraft industry.Wilson was previously the president of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.


BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Several property owners living along proposed routes for a north Bismarck highway bypass are raising opposition to the project.

The Bismarck Tribune reports that a number of landowners allege they were left in the dark about a study regarding potential bypass routes of U.S. Highway 83.

The study is evaluating alternative routes for the north-south highway after the Bismarck-Mandan Metropolitan Planning Organization said that traffic volumes, travel time and crashes are projected to increase along the corridor over the next 20 years.

The organization held two open houses in February and July to provide information on the study expected to finish in November. But landowners say they first found out about the meetings July 19, two days after the second open house.

The final open house will be in October.


BUFFALO, S.D. (AP) — The company planning the Keystone XL oil pipeline is moving to condemn private land in South Dakota.

TransCanada Corp. has filed eminent domain petitions in state court against parcels of Harding County land owned by two families, The Rapid City Journal reported .

At least one family plans to fight. Resident Jeffrey Jensen said he’ll take the matter to court if necessary.

“I got nothing to lose. Wouldn’t bother me in the least,” he said. “They (TransCanada) actually want to give less than they did before on my first easement.”

Jensen initially signed a five-year contract with the company for the easement. But the company’s easement expired after President Barack Obama’s administration denied Keystone permitting for the pipeline to pass the international border from Canada to the U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration has since reversed that decision with an executive order .

The $8 billion, 1,184-mile (1,905-kilometer) pipeline would carry oil from Canada through Montana, and South Dakota to Steele City, Nebraska, where it would connect with the original Keystone pipeline that runs to Texas Gulf Coast refineries. The Keystone XL pipeline would provide a more direct and wider transfer of crude oil than the current Keystone line, company officials said.


In sports…

(VCSUVikings.com) – The VCSU Century Club is hosting its annual Fall Kickoff event for Viking athletics on Tuesday, Aug. 21, at the Valley City Town & Country Club.

The public is invited to enjoy a free meal and hear from VCSU coaches and student-athletes about the upcoming athletic season at VCSU.

The night starts with a social and meal at 5:30 p.m. Coaches and student-athletes will speak at about 6:30 p.m. The public is invited out to hear from members of the VCSU football, volleyball and cross country programs.

Come join VCSU and the Century Club as we kickoff another exciting year of Viking athletics.


(CSi)  Bison Football – 10 of 11 games – on KVLY NBC CSi 11 and CSi HD 78.11

Seen the CSi T.V. schedule on line at CSiNewsNow.com

NOTE:  ESPN+ is a subscription service direct from ESPN.   It is not to be confused be with ESPN 3.    NDSU announced that no regular season games will be available via ESPN 3,  only ESPN+.


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota has tabbed true freshman walk-on Zack Annexstad as the starting quarterback to open the season.

Gophers coach P.J. Fleck announced after practice on Monday that Annexstad will be behind center on Aug. 30 against New Mexico State. Fleck said he’s not planning a rotation between Annexstad and redshirt freshman Tanner Morgan, but the coach said he expects Morgan to see some action this year.

Annexstad is a native of Norseland who transferred from Mankato West High School to the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. His older brother, Brock, also is a wide receiver for the Gophers.

Only eight teams in the FBS finished with fewer passing yards per game than Minnesota in 2017.



In world and national news…

NEW YORK (AP) — Two people familiar with the federal investigation of Michael Cohen told The Associated Press prosecutors are preparing criminal charges against the former personal lawyer of Donald Trump that could be brought this month.

These people confirmed reports Cohen could face charges including bank fraud related to his financial dealings with the taxi industry. The people weren’t authorized to discuss the probe and spoke Monday on condition of anonymity.

The New York Times reported Sunday, based on anonymous sources, that prosecutors have been focusing on more than $20 million in loans obtained by taxi businesses that Cohen and his family own. Cohen’s lawyer Lanny Davis declined comment.

Investigators also have been examining payments arranged by Cohen in 2016 to women to silence them about claims they had extramarital encounters with Trump.




VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pennsylvania’s top law enforcement official says he hopes the state’s Roman Catholic leaders will “cease their denials and deflections” about a grand jury report into sexual abuse of children by priests following a letter to the faithful from Pope Francis condemning the attacks and efforts to cover them up.

Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s office ran the investigation. Shapiro says the letter the pope sent Monday “acknowledges the painful truth.”

Shapiro says church leaders should support recommendations that include expanding the state’s statute of limitations.

A redacted version of the report issued last week says more than 300 “predator priests” abused more than 1,000 children over many decades and bishops failed repeatedly to take measures to protect their flocks or punish the rapists.

The pope’s letter said church officials “showed no care for the little ones.”




WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh suggested that attorneys preparing to question President Bill Clinton in 1998 seek graphic details about the president’s sexual relationship with Monica Lewinsky.

The questions are part of a memo in which Kavanaugh advised Ken Starr and others not to give the president “any break” during questioning. He suggested Clinton be asked whether he had phone sex with Lewinsky and whether he performed specific sexual acts.

Kavanaugh said it is “our job to make his pattern of revolting behavior clear — piece by painful piece.”

The memo from Kavanaugh’s tenure in the Office of Independent Counsel was released on Monday by the National Archives and Records Administration.

Kavanaugh in the memo states, “The president has disgraced his Office, the legal system, and the American people.”




WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is set to roll back the centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s efforts to slow global warming.

It’s expected to propose regulations that give states broad authority to determine how to restrict greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants. The plan would let states relax pollution rules for power plants that need upgrades. That would reverse an Obama-era push to shift away from coal and toward less-polluting energy sources.

The plan is to be announced in coming days.

Combined with a planned rollback of car-mileage standards, the plan represents a significant retreat from Obama-era efforts to fight climate change. President Donald Trump has already vowed to pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate agreement as he pushes to revive the coal industry.




BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump insists that his White House counsel isn’t a “RAT” like the Watergate-era White House attorney who turned on Richard Nixon, and he is blasting the ongoing Russia investigation as “McCarthyism.”

Trump, in a series of angry tweets Sunday, denounced a New York Times story that his White House counsel, Don McGahn, has been cooperating extensively with the special counsel team investigating Russian election meddling and potential collusion with Trump’s Republican campaign.

And Trump disputed any suggestion that his lawyer was being a John Dean-type ‘RAT.'” The New York Times said it stands by its story.

Dean, a frequent critic of the president, was the White House counsel for Nixon during the Watergate scandal.