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CSi Weather…

.TONIGHT…Cloudy. Chance of snow in the evening, then slight chance of light freezing rain and snow after midnight in the Jamestown area. Lows 15 to 20. North winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.

.TUESDAY…Mostly cloudy. Highs in the lower 20s. North winds

10 to 15 mph.

.TUESDAY NIGHT…Mostly cloudy. Lows 5 to 10 above. West winds

around 10 mph.

.WEDNESDAY…Partly sunny. Highs 15 to 20. Northwest winds around

5 mph.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT…Mostly cloudy. Lows zero to 5 above.

.THURSDAY…Partly sunny. Highs 15 to 20.

.THURSDAY NIGHT…Mostly cloudy. Lows 5 to 10 above.

.FRIDAY…Mostly cloudy. Highs in the upper 20s.

.FRIDAY NIGHT…Mostly cloudy in the evening then clearing. Lows

15 to 20.

.SATURDAY…Sunny. Highs in the mid 30s.

.SATURDAY NIGHT…Increasing clouds. Lows around 20.

.SUNDAY…Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 30s.

The extended forecast looks relatively quiet. Temperatures will be below average Tuesday and Wednesday in the wake of the cold front passage as northwest flow continues.

Very small chance of some light snow Wednesday night into Thursday

For the end of the work week and through the weekend, as high temperatures warm into the 30s central and 40s west.

Jamestown  (CSi)  The public is invited to view a prototype ladder  fire truck that the Jamestown City Fire Department is interested in purchasing.

The truck will be at the City Fire Hallon Wednesday February 26, from about 9-a.m. to 11:30-a.m., for public viewing.

Mayor Heinrich said the State of ND has indicated that it will no longer pay the costs for the ladder truck.

At a recent Jamestown City Council Fire Committee meeting, Mayor Heinrich proposed funding options for the $1-millon ladder truck.

Jamestown  (CSi)  —The community is invited to attend a free educational event centered on the Emmy-nominated FRONTLINE documentary “Being Mortal.”

The presentation, “Being Mortal: The Whole Story,” is scheduled for Thursday, March 5 from 3-5 p.m. at Edgewood Senior Living, 1104 25th St. SW., Jamestown.

Attendees will screen the documentary and then participate in a guided conversation on how to take concrete steps to identify and communicate wishes about end-of-life goals and preferences.

This event is free and open to the public with continuing education hours available for nurses and social workers.

The Emmy-nominated documentary, “Being Mortal,” delves into the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness. The film investigates the practice of caring for the dying and explores the relationships between patients and their doctors. It follows a surgeon, Dr. Atul Gawande, as he shares stories from the people and families he encounters. When Dr. Gawande’s own father gets cancer, his search for answers about how best to care for the dying becomes a personal quest. The film sheds light on how a medical system focused on a cure often leaves out the sensitive conversations that need to happen so a patient’s true wishes can be known and honored at the end.

“Being Mortal” underscores the importance of people planning ahead and talking with family members about end-of-life decisions.

Seventy percent of Americans say they would prefer to die at home, but nearly 70 percent die in hospitals and institutions. Ninety percent of Americans know they should have conversations about end-of-life care, yet only 30 percent have done so.

About Hospice of the Red River Valley
Hospice of the Red River Valley is an independent, not-for-profit hospice serving more than 30 counties in North Dakota and Minnesota. Hospice care is intensive comfort care that alleviates pain and suffering, enhancing the quality of life for patients with life-limiting illnesses and their loved ones by addressing their medical, emotional, spiritual and grief needs. For more information, call toll free 800-237-4629, email questions@hrrv.org or visit www.hrrv.org.


Bismarck  (NDDOT)  – Preliminary data for 2019 shows 42% of all vehicle fatalities were alcohol-related.

In order to save lives and remove impaired drivers from the road, law enforcement across the state will have extra patrols for Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, beginning March 1 through March 31.

Alcohol and drug-related motor vehicle crashes, fatalities and arrests for DUI are 100% preventable. Many lives would be saved in North Dakota each year if every driver consistently makes the choice to drive sober or designate a sober driver.

“March brings two very popular events to the area: the Jamestown Pub Crawl and the North Dakota Winter Show. If you plan to drink alcohol at these events, plan to have a sober driver or use a local cab service to get home safely,” said Jamestown Police Chief Scott Edinger.

This campaign is part of the Vision Zero strategy to eliminate motor vehicle crash fatalities and serious injuries on North Dakota roads.

Visit the North Dakota Crash Memorial Wall to view memorials built on the hope of preventing another death on North Dakota roads.

BISMARCK, N.D. (Bismarck Tribune) — A nonprofit group that arranges trips for veterans to visit memorials dedicated to them in Washington will now have its first honor flight chapter dedicated to area veterans in western North Dakota. The Bismarck Tribune reports that Western North Dakota Honor Flight hopes to raise $160,000 through sponsorships, fundraisers, and donations to send about 100 area veterans to the nation’s capital on a private plane. The projected itinerary includes visits to the Korean War Veterans Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Marine Corps Memorial. The group says it’s prioritizing World War II veterans because of their age.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A prosecutor says no charges will be filed against two Bismarck police officers involved in the fatal shooting of a 30-year-old man last month. Burleigh County State’s Attorney Julie Lawyer says she finds the shooting of Cody Carnes was justifiable. Authorities say Carnes pointed a gun at officers outside his window after police were called to a noise complaint at his residence on Jan. 9. Two officers were placed on standard administrative leave after the shooting. Sgt. Dustin Miller and Detective Lance Allerdings have since been taken off administrative duties and are back on their regular jobs. The North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation investigated.

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A new app is helping American Indian youth learn math that can be taught in their native Lakota language. The bilingual English and Lakota math video game was created by the Thunder Valley Community Development Corp., a South Dakota nonprofit that promotes Native American Issues. KOTA-TV reports that the “Making Camp: Lakota” app is free and can be downloaded on mobile devices and computer desktops. It is meant mainly to help fourth- and fifth-grade students. A historical video introduces each section of the game explaining cultural symbols like eagle feathers, buffalo and horses.

In sports…

BROOKINGS, S.D. – The Valley City State women’s track and field team won two individual titles and had five All-Conference performances Saturday at the North Star Athletic Association Indoor Conference Championships.

Bryeann Robertson and Brooke Malsom both won conference titles to highlight Saturday’s meet for the Viking women. As a team, VCSU’s women scored 76 points and finished fifth overall.

Valley City State’s men’s and women’s teams combined for five conference titles, four meet records, numerous personal records and 10 All-Conference performances. VCSU head coach Laquone Robinson said he was impressed with the effort his team gave at Saturday’s meet.

“It was a true honor as their coach to watch these athletes give their absolute all today,” he said. “They gave their best efforts and pushed their bodies to new limits. They should be very proud of the hard work that prepared them for today’s performances. It’s exciting to see their hard work come to fruition and be rewarded. What a way to wrap up our indoor regular season and propel the team into preparing for outdoor.”

The Viking women had 18 different athletes accumulate team points with a Top 6 finish at the meet. Macy Dimler was named VCSU’s NSAA Champions of Character representative for the women’s team on Saturday.

Robertson won the women’s shot put and set a new meet record on Saturday. Her top throw of 13.82 meters was more than three feet better than second place and bested the North Star meet record by 15 inches. The old meet record of 13.39 meters was set by former VCSU athlete Seri Geisler. Robertson, VCSU’s school-record holder in the shot put, will continue her season at the NAIA National Championships in two weeks. Entering this weekend, she had the third best throw in the nation.

Malsom entered the meet ranked first in the North Star women’s long jump and earned a conference title with a personal record Saturday. Her top long jump of 5.30 meters (17-4.75) was 4.25 inches better than her previous best and beat the second-place competitor by more than a foot. It is also the third-farthest mark in school history. Malsom also set a school record in the women’s 60-meter dash, recording a time of 8.08 seconds in the prelim race. That broke the old record of 8.12 set by Alexis Heidler last season.

The Top 6 finishers in each event earned team points. The Top 3 individuals and Top 2 relay teams in each event were named All-Conference.

Besides Robertson and Malsom’s titles, the Vikings had three other All-Conference performances. Kyley Lauf placed third in the 800 meters – running a personal record by more than six seconds. Hannah Gordon finished third in the weight throw with a big personal record of about 17 inches. Tyler Smith was third – and set a school record – in the NSAA women’s pentathlon which was held on Feb. 7-8.

Dickinson State won the women’s team title with 185 points. The Blue Hawks were followed by Viterbo (102), Waldorf (95), Dakota State (92), VCSU (76) and Bellevue (6).

The conference championships were held Saturday at South Dakota State University in Brookings, S.D. The NAIA National Championships will also be held at SDSU from March 5-7. Valley City State will send six athletes to compete in seven events at the NAIA Indoor National Championships.

VCSU National Qualifiers
NAIA “A” Standard

Bryeann Robertson, women’s shot put
Garret Roemmich, men’s weight throw
Zachary Co, men’s weight throw
Zachary Co, men’s shot put
Carter Buelow, men’s shot put
Travis Joseph, men’s high jump

See more at CSiNewsNow.com under Sports


In world and national news…

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein has been convicted at his New York City sexual assault trial. He was found guilty of criminal sex act for assaulting production assistant Mimi Haleyi at his apartment in 2006 and third-degree rape of a woman in 2013. The jury found him not guilty on the most serious charge, predatory sexual assault, that could have resulted in a life sentence. The landmark reckoning for the former movie producer comes after years of whispers exploded into a torrent of sexual misconduct allegations that ended his reign in Hollywood and gave rise to the #MeToo movement. The jury’s verdict followed three weeks of testimony that included harrowing accounts of rapes, forced oral sex, groping, masturbation, lewd propositions and casting-couch excuses from Weinstein.


NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein’s legal team is vowing to appeal his conviction. Defense attorney Arthur Aidala spoke briefly Monday after the jury convicted Weinstein of rape and sexual assault, saying: “As sure as I’m a bald man, we’ll appeal.” Defense attorney Donna Rotunno says the “fight is not over.” She says Weinstein is “disappointed” with the verdict, but that he “took it like a man.” Weinstein was immediately taken into custody and was led out of the courthouse in handcuffs. Aidala says Weinstein will be going to “more of a hospital than a jail” after the judge granted the defense’s request to give him medical attention. His lawyers say Weinstein had an unsuccessful back surgery recently.


(AP)  U.S. stocks fell sharply Monday, following a sell-off in overseas markets, as a surge in virus cases and a worrisome spread of the disease outside China sent investors running for safety. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 1,042 points, or 3.6%, to 27,950 as of 1:25 p.m. Eastern time. The S&P 500 index skidded 119 points, or 3.6%, to 3,218. The Nasdaq dropped 382 points, or 4%, to 9,193. Demand for bonds, gold, and other safe-harbor assets surged. Cases of the virus spiked in South Korea and rose sharply in Italy, while infections were also reported in the Middle East.


CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential hopeful Amy Klobuchar is dedicating $4.2 million to run ads in states that will vote in the March 3 Super Tuesday contests, the clearest sign yet that she plans to stay in the race for the nomination. Klobuchar campaign manager Justin Buoen says in a memo Monday that Klobuchar remains “a top choice for persuading Republican and independent voters we need in order to beat Donald Trump in the fall” and is “the best person to take on Bernie Sanders.” With Sanders’ commanding win in the Nevada caucuses there have been calls for Klobuchar and other moderate candidates to drop out of the race.


LOS ANGELES (AP) — The widow of Kobe Bryant has sued the owner of the helicopter that crashed in fog and killed her husband and her 13-year-old daughter last month. The wrongful death lawsuit filed by Vanessa Bryant in Los Angeles says the pilot was careless and negligent by flying in cloudy conditions Jan. 26 and should have aborted the flight. The pilot was among the nine people killed in the crash. The lawsuit was filed as a public memorial service for Kobe Bryant and his daughter was being held at the arena where Bryant played most of his career.


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Vanessa Bryant has given mourners at a public memorial for Kobe Bryant and their daughter Gianna an intimate portrait of her husband. She said the world saw Kobe as a celebrity and basketball legend — the Black Mamba — but to her he was her best friend and protector. Vanessa described him as a loving husband and devoted father with a tender heart who was “the MVP of girl dads.” He loved to watch romantic movies with them and put them to bed every night. Vanessa said she and Kobe planned to renew their vows and travel the world together.