CSi Weather…


Including the cities of Elbow Lake, Hoffman, Ashby, Herman, Barrett, and Valley City.

Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4

inches, with up to 6 inches possible.

In Minnesota, Grant County. In North Dakota, Barnes County.

From 9 PM Tuesday evening to noon CST Wednesday.

Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions will impact the morning commute.


Slow down and use caution while traveling.

The latest road conditions for North Dakota can be found at

dot.nd.gov/travel and for Minnesota at 511mn.org, or by calling

5 1 1 in either state.



Including the cities of Bismarck, Steele, Tappen, Jamestown,

Linton, and Strasburg

Very cold wind chills expected. Wind chills as low as

35 below zero.

The dangerously cold wind chills could cause

frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 10 minutes.


Use caution while traveling outside. Cover all exposed skin.

Dangerous wind chills are expected again Wednesday night through
Thursday morning, then again Saturday and Sunday.



.TUESDAY NIGHT…Snow. Snow accumulation around  3  inches. Patchy blowing and drifting snow after midnight.  Lows around 10 below. North winds 10 to 15 mph. Wind chills around 25 below.  Chance of snow near 100 percent.

.WEDNESDAY…Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of snow in the morning, in the Jamestown area, near 100  percent in the Valley City area.  Snow accumulation up to 1 inch. Total snow accumulation 3 to 4 inches.

Wind chills around 30 below.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT…Mostly clear. Lows around 20 below. Northwest

winds 5 to 10 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph in the evening.

.THURSDAY…Increasing clouds. Highs around 5 below. North winds

around 5 mph shifting to the southeast in the afternoon.

.THURSDAY NIGHT…Mostly cloudy. Lows around 10 below.

.FRIDAY…Cloudy. Chance of snow in the morning, then snow likely

in the afternoon. Highs 15 to 20. Chance of snow 60 percent.

.FRIDAY NIGHT…Mostly cloudy. Snow likely in the evening, then

chance of snow after midnight. Patchy blowing and drifting snow

after midnight. Lows around 5 below. Chance of snow 70 percent.

.SATURDAY…Mostly sunny. Patchy blowing and drifting snow

through the day. Highs zero to 5 above.

.SATURDAY NIGHT…Partly cloudy. Lows around 10 below.

.SUNDAY…Partly sunny. Highs zero to 5 above.

.SUNDAY NIGHT…Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of snow in the

evening. Lows around 10 below.

.MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DAY…Partly sunny. Highs zero to 5 above.


A potent system  moves east across the Dakotas Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. This system also has potential for banded snow, with 2 to 3 inches of snow possible in the south central and especially in the James Valley.



A period of dangerously cold wind chills will be followed by a

potentially high impact winter storm this week.

The wind chill impacts will be the greatest Wednesday through late

Thursday evening.

The potential winter storm will impact the region Friday afternoon

through Saturday evening.

An arctic airmass will bring frigid temperatures and dangerous wind

chills from late Wednesday morning to late Thursday evening.

Following the arctic outbreak, a potentially high impact winter

storm will hit the area Friday and Saturday. The most likely impact

will be heavy snow accumulations of six inches or greater, from

Friday afternoon through late Saturday afternoon, across most of

Minnesota on in to the Red River Valley. There is an increasing

chance for blowing snow bringing reduced visibilities and hazardous

travel conditions across portions of south central and southeastern

North Dakota.

There will be significant travel-related impacts with this system.

Plan for the worst and stay tuned to the latest National Weather

Service forecasts for this potentially life threatening winter storm


Jamestown  (CSi)  At the Jamestown/Stutsman Development Corporation (JSDC) monthly meeting on Monday, the Board approved  $250,000 in the 2020 Flex Pace Loan fund.

On Tuesday’s Wayne Byers Show on CSi Cable 2, JSDC Business Development Director, Corry Shevlin said, the funds come from the City Sales Tax and the Stutsman County Economic Development Mill Levy.

He added that the JSDC Board approved CDBG funds for Nick Bruns Nodak Mutual Insurance Agency for façade improvements to the new location on First Avenue North in Jamestown at a former gas station that has been rehabbed.

Following a Public Hearing at the January 6 meeting the Jamestown City Council approved, carrying out the city’s community development responsibilities related to the $33,334.00 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for River Rock Investments, 302 1st Ave North, and to obtain citizen views and to respond to proposals and questions.

Mayor Heinrich has said, that the funding comes from the CDBG program to improve building facades.

In other JSDC business Shevlin said the Board approved the 2020 goals, and pointed to new projects coming soon, funded by JSDC.


Jamestown   (CSi)  The Jamestown City Park Board on a 4-1vote, approved a memo of understanding to provide mowing and minor general repairs at Frontier Village.  The agreement includes a yearly review, if it extends past 2020.

The agreement estimates about 12 hours of mowing every week for the 24 weeks from May through September.

Park Board Commissioner, Mike Landscoot voted opposed saying the $15 per hour quoted in the understanding did not cover the actual costs of staff and equipment, and not wanting to limit funding to other park properties.

Jamestown Tourism is to manage Frontier Village until such time that a more permanent arrangement is agreed.  Tourism Director, Searle Swedlund said there is sufficient people and equipment to handle the work.

The Park Board also approved:

Revisions to the Parks and Recreation Department’s employee handbook.

The purchase of another snowblower which will attach to a second skid steer loader

Scheduled a review of its strategic plan for the April meeting.

Jamestown  (CSi)  Jamestown Public Works reminds residents that due to the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday, there will be NO garbage or recycling collection on Monday, January 20, 2020.

Monday’s route will be collected on Tuesday. Tuesday’s route will be collected on Wednesday; Wednesday’s route will be collected on Thursday; Thursday’s route will be collected on Friday, January 24, 2020.

The City baling facility and the ND recycling center will be closed on Monday, January 20, 2020.

Jamestown   (CSi)  The Jamestown Classic Car Club Winter Wheels Car Show is Saturday, January 25 from 9-a.m. to 6-p.m. at the Jamestown Civic Center. Anyone interested in showing  a vehicle, can call Jack 701-320-4246 or Monte 701-320-9108.

The Civic Center opens on Friday the 24th, for vehicles entered.

Unique classic cars are scheduled to be on hand from The Shed in Warroad, Minnesota.

Coming back to the show this year is the 1966 Batmobile from the T.V. Show.

There will also be $50 door prizes.

(AP)  A Republican state lawmaker in North Dakota says he doesn’t know how two anti-Islam posts appeared in his Facebook feed. Rep. Jim Kasper, of Fargo, says his account may have been hacked by political opponents. Kasper posted an apology Tuesday on his private Facebook page to those who can see his posts. He says he has about 4,000 Facebook friends, most of whom he does not know personally. Kasper says he is deleting some of his Facebook friends and having his computer checked for security breaches. Kasper is one of the most conservative lawmakers in the GOP-led Legislature.

(AP)  North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum has appointed an interim director of the state Parks and Recreation Department. Burgum said Ryan Gardner will serve as interim director of the agency beginning Monday. He replaces Melissa Baker, who resigned to take a job as the Virginia State Parks. The Parks and Recreation director oversees North Dakota’s 15 state parks and recreation areas and is a member of the governor’s cabinet. Applications are currently being accepted for the director’s position.

(AP) A North Dakota-based company has been awarded a $99 million contract to construct an interchange to provide new direct connections between two freeways in metro Las Vegas.

The Nevada Department of Transportation says Fisher Sand & Gravel Co. of Dickinson will build ramps, flyovers and street connections for Interstate 15 and the 215 Beltway in North Las Vegas.

The department says the project includes building two massive flyovers, including one that will be longer than the Eiffel Tower laid on its side. The department says the new interchange will enhance safety and improve traffic flow and mobility and that the project will break ground in the first quarter of this year and be completed in late 2022.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — State environmental officials say a spill of oilfield wastewater caused by a faulty valve has affected some pastureland in western North Dakota. The state Department of Environmental Quality said the 12,180-gallon produced water spill happened on Saturday at a well pad about 14 miles east of Watford City. State environmental scientist Bill Suess said only about 168 gallons of produced water escaped the well site. He said about 800 square feet of pastureland was affected. He said no water sources were harmed.


BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A pipeline spill of oilfield wastewater has affected cropland in northwestern North Dakota. State environmental scientist Bill Suess said regulators were notified Monday of the 8,400 gallon pipeline leak in Renville County. The pipeline is operated by Wichita Falls, Texas-based Cobra Oil and Gas. The spill of produced water happened 2 miles north of Sherwood, and within a 1 mile of the U.S.-Canada border. About 1,000 square feet of cropland was affected.

In Sports…

Results from Boys Barnes County Tournament


Game One

Enderlin 85, Finley-Sharon/Hope-Page 52

More scores to be posted at CSiNewsNow.com Sports…


High School…

Class B Basketball Polls

Fifth Poll

(First-place votes in parenthesis)


Team Rec. Pts. LW

  1. Four Winds-Minnewaukan (16) 6-0 178 1
  2. Rugby (2) 7-0 164 3
  3. Enderlin 6-0 133 5
  4. Hillsboro-Central Valley 5-1 105 2
  5. Richland 5-1 88 7
  6. New Rockford-Sheyenne 4-1 82 8
  7. Hatton-Northwood 4-2 64 NR
  8. St. John 7-1 60 9
  9. New Salem-Almont 7-0 46 10
  10. Tie: Linton/HMB 7-1 17 NR, Shiloh Christian 6-2 17 4

Others receiving votes: Underwood (7-0), Langdon-Edmore-Munich (5-2), Beulah (6-3), Dickinson Trinity (7-2), Kindred (4-3).


Team Rec. Pts. LW

  1. Kindred (14) 9-0 176 1
  2. Langdon-Edmore-Munich (3) 9-0 163 2
  3. Rugby (1) 10-0 118 6
  4. Kidder County 11-1 112 5
  5. Trenton 8-0 105 4
  6. Thompson 9-1 99 7
  7. Linton/HMB 9-1 60 8
  8. Four Winds-Minnewaukan 8-2 53 3
  9. Grafton 8-2 51 9
  10. Beach 7-1 32 10

Others receiving votes: Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood (8-1), Central Cass (6-2), Carrington (8-2).


Graphic looks at how the Houston Astros used electronics for sign stealing during their run to the 2017 World Series title; 2c x 4 3/4 inches; with BC-BBA-Astros-Sign-Stealing;

(AP)  Here is a diagram of how the Houston Astros stole Signs from the opposing teams catcher during the 2017 baseball season.

Less than a month before the start of spring training, the American League champion Houston Astros are without a manager and general manager after AJ Hinch and Jeff Luhnow were suspended by Major League Baseball and then fired by team owner Jim Crane for a sign-stealing scheme. The penalties were announced Monday by MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred after he found illicit use of electronics to steal signs in Houston’s run to the 2017 World Series championship and again in the 2018 season. The Astros lost Game 7 of the World Series last year and begin spring training in four weeks.

In world and national news…

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Rougher shoving and sharper jabs are expected as a tighter field of Democrats takes the stage for Tuesday night’s final debate before Iowa’s leadoff presidential caucuses. Just six candidates are gathering in Des Moines. That’s the smallest number yet on a debate stage. The new dynamic will offer candidates more opportunities to criticize each other’s proposals as well as tout their own. But the fuel for the fire comes from the fact that it’s the last debate before Iowa’s results, which will give the winner momentum for the primaries to come. State polling shows Iowans’ preferences too close to call.


WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is expected to vote Wednesday to send the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate. Speaker Nancy Pelosi made the announcement Tuesday. Meanwhile, pressure in mounting on senators to call fresh witnesses for the trial. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the trial could start this week, but significant proceedings would launch next Tuesday after the holiday break. He said all 53 GOP senators are on board with his plan to start the session and consider the issue of witnesses later. Trump was impeached by the Democratic-led House last month on charges of abuse of power over pushing Ukraine to investigate Democratic rival Joe Biden and obstructing Congress’ probe.


(AP) The National Security Agency has discovered a major security flaw in Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system that could allow hackers to intercept seemingly secure communications. But rather than exploit the flaw for its own intelligence needs, the NSA tipped off Microsoft so that it can fix the system for everyone. Microsoft released a free software patch Tuesday. It credits the agency for discovering it. The company says it hasn’t seen any evidence that hackers have used the technique. One expert says this is a good example of the “constructive role” that the NSA can play in improving global information security.


NEW YORK (AP) — Producers of the game show ‘Jeopardy!’ are apologizing for a mistake that put the show in a political controversy. A clue in a game last week required contestants to identify the site of the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. When one contestant said it was in Palestine, she was told she was incorrect and another contestant won $200 for answering Israel. Bethlehem is in an Israeli-controlled section of the West Bank that some countries recognize as Palestine and others, including the United States, do not. ‘Jeopardy!’ says it removed the question from the game, seeing it was problematic, but an incorrect version was sent to TV stations.


RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Equal Rights Amendment is continuing to advance in the Virginia Legislature, where its passage is all but certain. A House committee on Tuesday approved a resolution to ratify the gender equality measure. Advocates hope it will become the next amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The 13-9 vote split along party lines, with all Democrats supporting it and all Republicans opposing it. A Senate committee already advanced a similar resolution. The resolutions are now before the full House and Senate. Even if it’s ratified in Virginia, the amendment is far from being a done deal. Court battles are expected nationwide over a long-passed 1982 deadline set by Congress.


MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin appeals court has put on hold an order to immediately remove up to 209,000 names from the state’s voter registration rolls, handing Democrats who had fought the move a victory in the battleground state. The case is being closely watched, as Wisconsin is among a group of swing states being targeted by both Democrats and President Donald Trump this year. Trump narrowly won Wisconsin in 2016 by fewer than 23,000 votes, putting even more of a focus on every voter in the state. The state appeals court sided with the elections commission Tuesday in putting the purge on hold.


CHICAGO (AP) — Boeing orders have fallen to their lowest level since 2003 and cancellations are outnumbering sales. Those are signs of how badly the crisis surrounding the 737 Max has damaged the company. Boeing says it took 246 orders for new commercial airplanes in 2019, the lowest number since 2003. And deliveries are down too because Boeing halted shipments of the Max last spring. Its European rival Airbus has sprinted far ahead of Boeing in both orders and deliveries. Meanwhile, American Airlines is taking the Max out of its schedule for two more months, until early June, and canceling thousands more flights.


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