CSi Weather…

TONIGHT…Clear. Lows in the mid 40s. Southwest winds around 5 mph shifting to the northwest after midnight.

.FRIDAY…Sunny, cooler. Highs in the mid 50s. Northwest winds

15 to 25 mph.

.FRIDAY NIGHT…Mostly clear.  A 20 percent chance of light rain

in the evening in the Valley City area. Lows in the lower 30s. Northwest

winds 10 to 15 mph.

.SATURDAY…Sunny. Highs in the lower 40s. Northwest winds 5 to

15 mph.

.SATURDAY NIGHT…Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 30s.

.SUNDAY…Sunny. Highs in the mid 50s.

.SUNDAY NIGHT…Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 30s.

.MONDAY…Sunny. Highs in the lower 50s.

.MONDAY NIGHT…Clear. Lows in the upper 20s.

.TUESDAY…Sunny. Highs in the upper 40s.

.TUESDAY NIGHT…Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s.

.WEDNESDAY…Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 50s.


Following Thursday’s  warm front, a quick moving cold front will dive

south from Canada tonight and make its way across the state by

Friday morning.


Behind the cold front, temperatures will be cooler on Friday with

highs forecast in the 50s, leading to windy conditions Friday afternoon.

Saturday will be the coolest day of the weekend

Highs are likely to range from the upper 30s across the Turtle Mountains to the mid 50s southwest.

On Sunday the west will see widespread upper 50s and some lower 60s.


Jamestown  (JPD)  A news release Thursday afternoon said Levi Shawn Guthmiller, wanted by police has been apprehended in Fargo.

The Jamestown Police Department news release, from Assistant Police Chief, Major Justin Blinsky, on Thursday:

On October 18, 2018, sometime after 1015 hrs., the Jamestown Police Department was notified Levi Shawn Guthmiller, the suspect in the incident from October 10, 2018, which is described below, was located and arrested by the Metro Street Crimes Unit and the High Plains Fugitive Task Force, in Fargo, ND. Guthmiller was transported to Cass County Corrections, to await further court proceedings.

The Cass County Jail register shows Guthmiller is being held for another jurisdiction along with new felony charges of possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The Jamestown Police Department would like to thank all the Law Enforcement Agencies who assisted us in trying to locate and apprehend Guthmiller. We would also like to thank the citizens who assisted us in provided information related to this case.




Wanted / Armed Suspect
(Jamestown, ND) On October 10, 2018, at 1759 hrs., a Jamestown Police Officer attempted to stop a vehicle which was being driven by a male suspect who had active felony warrants for his arrest, near Northland Estates trailer park in Northeast Jamestown.
As the Officer initiated the traffic stop, the male suspect evaded capture by striking the patrol car and speeding away. The vehicle was located minutes later near the intersection of 12 Ave NE and Railroad Drive, in northeast Jamestown. The vehicle slid off the roadway and became inoperable. The male driver fled the scene on foot and a search for him commenced. The suspect is believed to be armed with a firearm and potentially dangerous.
A code red alert was issued to warn citizens of the fleeing armed suspect and to encourage anyone with information about the suspect’s whereabouts, to contact the Police Department and to not confront the suspect.


205 Sixth Street Southeast
Jamestown, North Dakota 58401
Phone 701-252-2414
FAX 701 252-7087
Chief of Police
The driver of the vehicle was identified as 25 year old Levi Shawn Guthmiller of Jamestown. Guthmiller is 6 feet tall, 160 pounds, with red hair. He was last seen wearing a dark colored jacket, with a white hoodie, and blue jeans.
The vehicle also contained a 21 year old female passenger, who was detained for questioning. Guthmiller has not been located at this time. Anyone with information about this incident or Guthmiller’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Jamestown Police Department at 701-252-1000.
The Jamestown Police Department was assisted by the Stutsman County Sheriff’s Office. This incident remains under investigation.


Valley City  (NHDP)  The North Dakota Highway Patrol reports  three people were injured in a two vehicle crash Thursday morning at 8:23-a.m., on Barnes County Roads 11 and 22, one mile south of Sanborn.

The report says a2007 Hyundai operated by 56 year old Harold Haga of Valley City was traveling east on Barnes County Road 22 from Fox Lake to Valley City.

A 2014 Volkswagen BTM operated by 25 year old Glenn Handoko from Bismarck was traveling north on Barnes County Road 11 enroute from Bismarck to Minneapolis, when it failed to yield to the Haga vehicle at an intersetion controlled by a stop sign.

The Hyundai struck the Volkswagen in the passenger side.

Both drivers and the passenger, in the Handoko vehicle, 25 year old, Calma Bryson, from Mililani, Hawaii were injured and taken by the Barnes County Ambulance Service to CHI Mercy Hospital in Valley City.

Haga was not wearing a seat belt.

The crash remains under investigation by the Highway Patrol.

Assisting at the scene were the Valley City Fire Department, Sanborn Fire Department and the Barnes County Sheriff’s Office.


Jamestown  (CSi)  In addition to the Saturday October 20, Halloween Open House from 5-p.m., to 8:30-p.m., last summer, the 1883 Stutsman County Courthouse was busy with concerts, events, and tourists.

Site supervisor, Steve Reidburn says, the 1883 Stutsman County Courthouse had around 1,500 visitors last summer, including guests from Germany, Australia and Japan.

Events included a wedding ceremony in July, that was held the former courtroom and attended by 350 people.

The courthouse also hosted several concerts.

He added that this fall and winter, visits and tours can be arranged by calling him at 701-252-1170.

Coming up December 9, and 16 will be the Holiday Open House at the 1883 Courthouse, with the building’s interior decorated by local organizations in Jamestown.

The 1883 Courthouse will be the site of a Jamestown commemoration of the end of World War I.

On October 30 at 7:30-p.m., Professor Carol Barrett will conduct an event, telling how the “Doughboys,” got their name.

Then on November 11, at 11-a.m., on the steps outside the old courthouse, names will be read of the Stutsman County military persons who gave their lives in World War I, to be read by Stutsman County Veterans Service office, David Bratton.


Jamestown  (CSi) – With the centennial of the end of WWI, on November 11, this year,  there will be major events related to the end of World War I across North Dakota starting at the end of September and seminars  sponsored in the major cities across the state.

WWI North Dakota Centennial chairman, Darrell Dorgan, says the public is encouraged to take part in scheduled events.

The North Dakota WWI Centennial Committee has received support from the North Dakota Humanities Council for a series of community events leading up to the armistice ending WWI, 100-years ago on November 11. Lectures and community discussions will be heled in six North Dakota cities during October and the first week of November including Jamestown.

Susan Wefald or Darrell Dorgan will moderate each of the events. The programs will begin with a 10-minute video overview of WWI, followed by a 20- to 30-minute talk about how the war began, how the U.S. became involved, the effort on the home-front, North Dakota’s participation and the impact on the world today. That will be followed by 30 minutes of audience Q & A.

The event in Jamestown will be at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30 at the 1883 Stutsman County Courthouse with professor Carol Barrett conducting the event.

The 1883 Courthouse will be the site of a Jamestown commemoration of the end of World War I.

Then on November 11, at 11-a.m., on the steps outside the old courthouse, names will be read of the Stutsman County military persons who gave their lives in World War I, to be read by Stutsman County Veterans Service office, David Bratton.



Jamestown  (NDFU)  – North Dakota Farmers Union (NDFU) has released a children’s book, Our Family Farm, to tell the story of family farm agriculture.

NDFU President Mark Watne says,  “It’s one of many tools we’re using to educate the public about the importance of family farm agriculture to our state and nation. Its subtitle, ‘Everyone Works on a Family Farm,’ definitely will resonate with anyone who has ever lived on a farm or visited a farm.”

The hardcover, oversized 34-page book tells the story of the Rhodes family farm, where multi-generations work together to feed livestock and grow crops. They do so with the help of Rocky the dog and their trusty farm equipment, each with its own name and personality. The book depicts the food production chain from farm to plate.

Well known, author and illustrator Dana Sullivan, who created the commissioned work, says,  “I love that I got to work on a book that is so topical and important right now by showing kids and their parents where the food they eat actually comes from, The food grown by family farmers in North Dakota not only feeds the U.S., but a big part of the world.”

Book sale proceeds go to support NDFU’s youth education program and humanitarian efforts, research initiatives that enhance rural life, and rural economic development opportunities.

The book retails for $16.95 and can be purchased online at ndfu.2020brands.com or call 1-800-366-NDFU.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:    Dana Sullivan  wrote and illustrated Ozzie and the Art Contest, Kay Kay’s Alphabet Safari, and My Red Velvet Cape. He’s illustrated the Digger and Daisy early reader series, the BodyOpolis series, and one of the Buddy Files mysteries. He resides near Seattle with his wife and barky dog, Bennie.


BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Gov. Doug Burgum’s office has finalized a new ethics policy months after the governor reimbursed an electric utility nearly $40,000 for Super Bowl tickets in Minneapolis.

The Bismarck Tribune reports that the new policy applies to the governor, lieutenant governor and all employees of the governor’s office. It addresses conflicts of interest, gifts, expenses and political activities.

The move comes after Burgum faced criticism for accepting Super Bowl tickets provided by Xcel Energy. Burgum repaid the utility in February to eliminate the perception of conflict of interest.

The governor’s spokesman Mike Nowatzki says the office had no ethics policy when Burgum was elected.

The new policy addresses gifts similar to Burgum’s Super Bowl invitation. No employees can accept a gift with a value exceeding $50 from any person, business or entity.




OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A new survey says farmland prices are expected to continue their decline in parts of 10 Plains and Western states.The latest Rural Mainstreet survey shows that on average, bank CEOs in the region estimated farmland prices declined by 4 percent over the past 12 months. They expect farmland prices to fall by another 3.2 percent over the next 12 months.Creighton University economist Ernie Goss says the survey also shows the farm sector is being weakened by negative impacts of tariffs and low agriculture commodity prices.The overall economic index for the region increased slightly to 54.3 from 51.5 in September. That score still suggests growth because it is above 50, while any score below 50 indicates a shrinking economy.Bankers from Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming were surveyed.



ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Deer from a private herd on a Minnesota farm have contracted a deadly virus that until now had not yet been seen in the state. Minnesota Board of Animal Health officials say the virus was confirmed in seven deer on a Goodhue County farm and six have died. State wildlife officials say there’s no indication the virus is present in the wild deer population.


In world and national news…

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department has opened an investigation of child sexual abuse inside the Roman Catholic Church in Pennsylvania.

That’s according to two people familiar with the probe, who say federal prosecutors have served subpoenas on dioceses across the state that seek a trove of sensitive files and testimony from church leaders.

The two people are not authorized to discuss the investigation and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

The subpoenas follow a state grand jury report in August that detailed hundreds of allegations of children being sexually abused by priests in dioceses across Pennsylvania. Because of Pennsylvania’s time limits on prosecuting old cases, only two priests were charged as a result of the grand jury investigation.


Pompeo: US takes Khashoggi disappearance ‘very seriously’


WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he told Saudi Arabia’s rulers that the U.S. takes “very seriously” the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and will await the outcome of investigations by the kingdom and Turkey before deciding how the U.S. will respond.

Pompeo addressed reporters Thursday after briefing President Donald Trump at the White House on his talks with leaders in Saudi Arabia and Turkey.

Pompeo says the Saudis assured him they will conduct a “complete, thorough” investigation into Khashoggi’s disappearance.

Khashoggi is feared dead after entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul more than two weeks ago.

Turkish authorities say he was killed. The Saudis have denied involvement.

In his comments to reporters, Pompeo said he also stressed the “longstanding strategic relationship” between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia.



ISTANBUL (AP) — Leading human rights and journalists’ organizations are urging U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to launch a U.N. investigation into the disappearance and “possible extrajudicial execution” of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

The Committee to Protect Journalists, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and Reporters Without Borders said at a news conference at the United Nations headquarters on Thursday that Turkey should press the U.N. to initiate a transparent investigation.

They say the investigation should probe Saudi Arabia’s role in Khashoggi’s disappearance and aim to identify everyone responsible for ordering, planning and executing any operations related to Khashoggi’s disappearance on Oct. 2.

Robert Mahoney, deputy executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists, said: “U.N. involvement is the best guarantee against a Saudi whitewash or attempts by other governments to sweep the issue under the carpet to preserve lucrative business ties with Riyadh.”