CSi Weather…


.Critical fire weather conditions are expected in northwest North Dakota Tuesday  afternoon and early evening, where relative humidity will drop to around 10 percent and southwest winds will approach 20 mph. A greater expanse of critical fire weather conditions is possible on Wednesday, affecting all of western and much of central North Dakota. Southerly winds are forecast to reach sustained speeds of 20 to 25 mph Wednesday afternoon with humidity falling into the 15 to 25 percent range.



TONIGHT…Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. South winds 10 to

15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.

.WEDNESDAY…Sunny. Highs in the upper 70s. South winds 10 to

20 mph.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT…Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s. South winds

around 15 mph.

.THURSDAY…Sunny. Highs in the upper 70s. South winds 15 to

20 mph.

.THURSDAY NIGHT…Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of rain

showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the mid 50s.

.FRIDAY…Mostly sunny with a 20 percent chance of rain showers.

Highs in the upper 70s.

.FRIDAY NIGHT…Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and

slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 50s. Chance of

precipitation 50 percent.

.SATURDAY…Rain showers likely in the morning, then rain showers

likely and slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs

in the upper 60s. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

.SATURDAY NIGHT…Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and

slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening, then chance of

rain showers after midnight. Lows in the mid 40s. Chance of

precipitation 50 percent.

.SUNDAY…Mostly sunny. A 30 percent chance of rain showers in

the morning. Highs around 60.

.SUNDAY NIGHT…Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s.

.COLUMBUS DAY…Sunny. Highs in the mid 60s.


The North Dakota Department of Health dashboard is updated daily by 11 am and includes cases reported through the previous day. The investigations are ongoing and information on the website is likely to change as cases are investigated. The information contained in this dashboard is the most up to date and will be different than previous news releases. This dashboard supersedes information from previous news releases or social media postings.

Check out our other dashboards: The COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard, NDUS Dashboard.COVID- 19 stats:


COVID-19 Stats

Tues. Oct. 5,  2021



New Positives: 14

Total Positives: 1670

Active: 65

Recovered: 65

New  Breakthrough Incidence Per 10K Fully Vaccinated Individuals: 134



New Positives: 12

Total Positives: 4120

Active: 76

Recovered: 3947

New Breakthrough Incidence Per 10K Fully Vaccinated Individuals: 172



Jamestown  (CVHD)  Central Valley Health District reminds residents that COVID testing is  on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, at the Jamestown Civic Center, Exchequor Room, from 11-a.m. to 1-pm

Call CVHD at 701-252-8130 to register.




Valley City (CCHD)  City County Health in Valley City announces changes in their COVID-19 testing days and site location in Valley City.

Testing has moved to the REC Center at 140 4th Street Southwest.  Testing will be 12:30-2:30 Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

The Flu/COVID Vaccination Clinic is Saturday October 9th 9:00-am to 2:00-pm at the Hi-Liner Activity Center. WALK-IN any time from 9:00-a.m. to 2:00-p.m.

Their are opportunities for vaccinations, both for annual influenza and for the COVID vaccine. In October CCHD opens early on Tuesdays at 7-am and late on Wednesdays until 6-pm, Call 845-8518 to make an appointment).



Jamestown  (CSi)  Jamestown Tourism has received three grant requests, for the City Promotion Capital Construction Funding.

On Tuesday’s Wayne Byers Show on CSi Cable 2, Tourism Director, Searle Swedlund said, on the agenda are requests from, Fort Seward to purchase a new flag, The Jamestown Arts Center, for a new projector, and Frontier Village for General Store improvements.   He said $40,000 is available from the Fund, and any unused dollars will go into next years “pot.”  Funding comes from the Restaurant  and Hotel taxes.

Searle also said, with Bison World, has been granted tax exempt status, and that over the next month, developer, Apogee Attractions will have ready, the next level of planning information, including such items as restrooms, and the location of other features of the park.



Valley City  (CSi)  The Valley City Commission met in Regular Session, Tuesday evening at City Hall.  All members were present.


Approved the Monthly Reports from the Fire Chief, Electrical Superintendent, Building Inspector Finance Director and Municipal Judge.


Approved Blocking  off Street Request for Connect Church on Central Ave S from 3rd St s to 4th St S and then 3rd St SW to 2nd Ave SW on October 31st, 2021 for the Trunk or Treat event.


Approved a Raffle Permit for St. Catherine’s Elementary School for Drawing on November 5th, 2021.


Public Comments  No One Spoke



Public Hearing  was held for Issuance of New Class E Alcoholic Beverage Licenses to TBD Inc.  Finance Director Richter said she and the City Attorney reviewed the application and all was in order.  No public comments were heard.

Following the Public Hearing Commissioners teh City Commission approved the Issuance of New Class E Alcoholic Beverage Licenses to TBD Inc.

A Public Hearing was held  for the Replat Request of Lots 10-12 of Andrus and Sifton’s Addition.  City Attorney Martineck, said it’s a relocation of an alley at the VCSU Campus.

Following the Public Hearing the City Commission Approved a Resolution Approving the Replat Request of Lots 10-12 of Andrus & Sifton’s Addition.


Another  Public Hearing  was held regarding Special Assessments for 5th Avenue NW Reconstruction which includes Paving Improvement District No. 118, Storm Sewer Improvement District No. 53, Sanitary Sewer Improvement District No. 65, and Water Main Improvement District No. 101. Deputy Auditor Klein said the Special Assessment Commission approved the action, and that the Commission pick up the costs of a seal coat spread over a two year period.


Following the Public Hearing the City Commission Approved Special Assessments as recommended by the Special Assessment Commission for Paving Improvement District No. 118, Storm Sewer Improvement District No. 53, Sanitary Sewer Improvement District No. 65, and Water Main Improvement District No. 101, and city paying for the seal coating.



Approve second and final reading of Ordinance No. 1089, an Ordinance Adopting 2022 City Budget. Finance Director Richter said there is no changes from teh First Reading and no addtional comments.

Commission Gulmon said the Mill Levy for 2022, is 76.9 Mills, the same as the 2019 Mill levy.   He said this is the first Mill Levy increase since 2010.

Finance Director Avis Richter said commercial property valued at $500,000 will get an increase of $111.48.  Residential property valued at $100,000 will  increase by $20.07.

Approved was the Second and Final Reading of Ordinance 1088, an Ordinance Approving Text Amendments to Titles 11 and 16 of the Valley City Municipal Code.



Approved a Resolution Approving Final Plans & Specifications for Master Lift Station Upgrades and Authorizing Engineer to Advertise for Bids.

Approved was a Resolution Approving Final Plans & Specifications for Main Street Storm Sewer Outlet (Elks) and Authorizing Engineering to Advertise for Bids.    



Approved an Application for Property Tax Exemption for Improvements to 231 2nd Ave NE. City Assessor Hansen recommended approval, with the property improvements.



Gwen Crawford said with the Love’s Travel Center, KLJ reported the turning radius was amended by the NDDOT after being reviewed.  Turning aprons will be installed, including traffic flow control.  The plan is looking to be completed in the near future.  Drainage issues and landscaping will also be addressed.  The roadway will become the city’s, with the plan to be approved according to city standards.


Fire Chief Scott Magnuson pointed out that during this National Fire Prevention week, fire fighters are visiting schools, with demonstrations and education.  October 12 and 13 is the annual battle of the badges blood drive with the fire department and police department in friendly competition to see which department has the most donors signed up.

Commissione Gulmon reported, city finances through August were reviewed. He added that the City Sales Tax collections were up this year through July by 4-percent.  The food and beverage taxes were up 37 percent.  He added that the solid waste (garbage) operation is running a deficit, and will need to be addressed.

The meeting was shown live on CSi Cable 68 followed by replays.



MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — A sentencing date has been scheduled for the man convicted of killing four people at property management business in Mandan in 2019. Chad Isaak is scheduled in court Dec. 28 where he faces the possibility of life in prison on each of his four murder convictions. A Morton County jury in August found Chad Isaak guilty in the deaths of RJR Maintenance and Management co-owner Robert Fakler, and employees Adam Fuehrer, Bill Cobb, and his wife, Lois Cobb. The four were shot and stabbed April 1, 2019, in the RJR building in Mandan. Isaak lived at a Washburn property managed by RJR, but a definitive motive for the slayings was never established.


In world and national news…

LONDON (AP) — Anglo-Swedish drugmaker AstraZeneca has asked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to authorize the emergency use of an antibody treatment to prevent COVID-19. The company said Tuesday that the treatment would be the first long-acting antibody combination to receive an emergency use authorization for COVID-19 prevention. The FDA has authorized three other antibody drugs already. Two of them can be given after a possible COVID-19 exposure to try and head off symptoms. AstraZeneca’s drug would instead be given as a preventive measure in people who have increased vulnerability to the virus and whose immune systems don’t respond well to vaccines.


WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Facebook data scientist has told Congress that the social network giant’s products harm children and fuel polarization in the U.S. while its executives refuse to change because they elevate profits over safety. And she laid responsibility with the company’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Frances Haugen testified to the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection. She accused the company of being aware of apparent harm to some teens from Instagram and being dishonest in its public fight against hate and misinformation. “Facebook’s products harm children, stoke division and weaken our democracy,” Haugen said.


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is dispatching White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan for talks with a senior Chinese foreign policy adviser. This comes as the two countries find themselves at odds on a variety of issues, including Taiwan and trade. The meeting is set for Wednesday in Zurich, Switzerland. On Monday, the White House criticized Beijing over several days of sustained military harassment against the self-ruled island of Taiwan. The National Security Council says the talks are to be a follow up on Biden’s call with President Xi Jinping last month as the administration continues to seek to “manage the competition” between the two countries.


WASHINGTON (AP) — A report by the United Nations’ weather agency finds much of the world is unprepared for the floods, hurricanes and droughts expected to worsen with climate change. The report says 60% of the countries it surveyed urgently need better warning systems to avert water-related disasters. It says the number of people with inadequate access to water is also expected to rise to more than 5 billion by 2050, up from 3.6 billion in 2018, as populations grow. The report calls for improved coordination among countries on global water management.


ATLANTA (AP) — Supporters of Republican Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp are fighting back against Donald Trump and their own party leaders. They are angered by Trump’s Sept. 25 rally in Georgia where the former president again attacked Kemp. Kemp supporters warn that an embrace of Trump, his unproven claims about election fraud and his vendetta against Kemp for not trying to overturn Trump’s loss last year could ruin Republican chances in 2022. Georgia is one of several states currently experiencing Trump-driven infighting. The former president also continues to roil the party’s internal politics in Arizona and Wyoming.


(AP)  The Biden administration on Tuesday ordered Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey to stop using the state’s federal pandemic funding on a pair of new education grants that can only be directed to schools without mask mandates. In a letter to Ducey, the Treasury Department said the grant programs are “not a permissible use” of the funding. Ducey, a Republican, created the grant programs in August to put pressure on school districts that have defied the state’s ban on mask mandates. In the letter, the Treasury Department said the conditions “undermine evidence-based efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19.”