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CSi Weather…

.TONIGHT…Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 20s. North winds 5 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph in the evening.

.TUESDAY…Sunny. Highs in the upper 50s. North winds 5 to 15 mph.

.TUESDAY NIGHT…Partly cloudy in the evening, then mostly cloudy

with a 30 percent chance of rain showers possibly mixed with snow

showers after midnight in the Jamestown area, 20 percent in the Valley City area.   Lows in the lower 30s. East winds around 10 mph.

.WEDNESDAY…Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers possibly mixed

with snow showers in the morning, then chance of rain showers in

the afternoon. Highs in the lower 50s. East winds 5 to 15 mph.

Chance of precipitation 40 percent.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT…Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s.

.THURSDAY…Sunny. Highs in the lower 60s.

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

.FRIDAY…Sunny. Highs around 60.

.FRIDAY NIGHT…Mostly cloudy. A 30 percent chance of rain

showers after midnight. Lows in the mid 30s.

.SATURDAY…Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain

showers. Highs in the mid 50s.

.SATURDAY NIGHT…Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers in

the evening, then slight chance of rain showers possibly mixed

with snow showers after midnight. Lows in the mid 30s. Chance of

precipitation 20 percent.

.SUNDAY…Partly sunny. Slight chance of rain showers possibly

mixed with snow showers in the morning, then slight chance of

rain showers in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 50s. Chance of

precipitation 20 percent.


Jamestown (JPD)  Jamestown Police report that on  Sunday May 2, 2021 at 7:36-a.m.  officers responded to investigate a report of an aggravated assault that occurred at 122 Sunnyside Trailer Court.
Assistant Police Chief, Major Justin Blinsky says, upon arrival, the investigating officers determined that a 47-year-old male victim was asleep in bed when a male assailant broke into a trailer he was staying at. The assailant stabbed the victim once in the abdomen while making terroristic actions. The assailant then left the area on a black bicycle.

The victim was taken to Jamestown Regional Medical Center by ambulance where he was treated for a stab wound in the abdomen and was later released.

The investigation into this incident has determined the assailant and victim know each other. The investigation also indicates the assailant specifically targeted the victim and no current danger exists to the community.
The Jamestown Police Department is looking for a person of interest to be questioned about this assault. The person of interest has been identified as 44-year-old Timothy Allen Ost of Jamestown. Ost is a white male, approximately 5’09” tall, weighing 170 lbs, and has grayish-brown hair. Ost was last seen wearing a black sweatshirt and blue jeans and riding a black bicycle. Anyone with information regarding Mr. Ost’s whereabouts or information related to this incident is asked to contact the Jamestown Police Department at 701-252-1000.

The Jamestown Police Department was assisted by the Stutsman County Sheriffs Department, the North Dakota Highway Patrol and Jamestown Ambulance Service. The investigation into this incident is on-going.

Covid-19 Dashboard Update, May 3: Following the end of the statewide COVID-19 emergency declaration on April 30, all COVID-19 daily updates will be published through the NDDoH COVID-19 Dashboard.



COVID-19 Stats

Mon. May 3,  2021


New Positives  0

Total Positives: 1403

Active: 12

Recovered 1359



New Positives: 2

Total Positives: 3489

Active:  31

Recovered: 3376


North Dakota cases reported Monday



TOTAL CASES: 107,763



169 active cases. The 14-day statewide rolling average for positivity is 4.4%.

  • TOTAL DEATHS: 1,494

No new deaths reported Monday.


Valley City  (VCSU)   A Moderna Vaccine Clinic will be held Tuesday, May 4 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m in Graichen Gym, in conjunction with the spring carnival. This clinic is available to everyone, ages 18 and up. Health insurance is not required to be vaccinated.

Students are encouraged to register even if they will not be in Valley City to receive the second dose. Public Health recommends starting the vaccination series now, then getting the second dose upon returning home.


Jamestown (CSi)  The Jamestown City Council met in Regular Session Monday evening at City Hall, also accessible on  Microsoft Teams, and phone link. All members were present, Council Member Buchanan joined by phone.

Mayor Heinrich welcomed and  introduced two Boy Scout Troops from Jamestown Troop 163 and Troop 555, which has girl members.



  • HEARING FROM THE AUDIENCE: (Individuals may address the City Council about any item not contained on the agenda. A maximum of 15 minutes is allotted for the hearing. If the full 15 minutes are not needed, the City Council will continue with the agenda. The City Council will take no official action on items discussed at the hearing, with the exception of referral to staff or Committee.) The Troop Leaders spoke and introduced each of their Boy Scouts in attendance.



To provide more time to discuss controversial or disputed issues, the Council will consider the items on the consent agenda together at the beginning of the public meeting. These items are considered to be routine and will be enacted by one motion. If a member of the City Council or public requests to be heard on one of these items, the Council will remove the item from the consent agenda and consider that item individually.

From the audience Clint Otto from Northeast Jamestown requested access to the city’s mosquito management plan, and if his property is included in the mitigation.


  • Item C was removed by Mayor Heinrich to include language to a Resolution to approve the request from the Bank of North Dakota in connection with the loan made to Eagle Flats Apartments LLC by First Community Credit Union with inkind commitment from the City of Jamestown in the amount of $214,285.17,and approved the Mayor, City Administrator, and City Attorney to sign the Escrow Agreement, the Interest Buydown Agreement and the Opinion of Counsel upon review by the City Attorney.

The item was then approved.

  • Item D was removed by Council Member Buchanan, a Resolution to approve extending the current COVID-19 Leave Policy to October 5, 2021, for employees who are vaccinated and include people who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons. He moved to change the date to June 30, 21 which was passed.

Council Member Buchanan asked for Item P be removed:  A Resolution was approved holding a citywide cleanup May 10 through 14. He asked if extra help and equipment was procured for the clean up dates. Deputy City Auditor Jay Sveum said talking to representatives with the University of Jamestown and inquired through Job Service.  At this time no one has come forward to assist.

He said using only city employees the clean up may take longer.  Those  18 and older that can lift 50 pounds to pick and load materials are invited to apply, working  that Monday-Friday starting at 7:30-a.m. with the pay at $13.75 per hour. On line for more information go to jamestownnd.gov.  The baler will be open Monday-Friday to 6-p.m., and that Saturday 8-a.m. to 3-p.m. The Resolution was unanimously approved.


  • Item Q was removed by the Mayor, a Resolution to approve the specifications and to authorize the advertisement for bids for the Solid Waste Department dozer with the expenditure from the Water Department.  He said the bids are going out for a lease agreement for a 5 year lease with a guaranteed buy back  The Council unanimously passed the Resolution as amended.


  • A Resolution was passed to approve the request from JSDC to move forward on the pathway to success for Buffalo City Park by providing up to $600,000 from Economic Development Funds, with the City Share to be $480,000 and paid from the City Sales Tax Fund. The balance from Stutsman County.
  • The balance of the Consent Agenda was approved.



  • A FIRST READING: Concerning an ordinance to amend and re-enact Section 5, Article II of the City Code pertaining to the sale and possession of alcohol on a public right-of-way directly adjacent to the location of an on-sale license holder within the city limits of Jamestown, North Dakota.
  • A FIRST READING: Concerning an ordinance to create Article VII of Chapter 25 of the Code of the City of Jamestown, North Dakota, concerning outdoor seating in the City of Jamestown.
  • A FIRST READING: Concerning an ordinance to amend and re-enact Ordinance No. 329 by amending the District Map to change the zoning of Auditor’s Lot 27-11, Midway Township (Part of Proposed Country Ready Mix Subdivision), within the Northwest Quarter and Northeast Quarter of Section 27, T140N, R64W, City of Jamestown, Stutsman County, North Dakota, from Ag (Agriculture) to M-2 (General Industrial & Manufacturing District). The property is located at 8144 34th St SE.


  • A FIRST READING: Concerning an ordinance to amend and re-enact Ordinance No. 329 by amending the District Map to change the zoning of Part of the Southwest Quarter and part of the Southeast Quarter of Section 27 (Proposed Loose Bypass Subdivision), Township 140N, R64W of the Fifth Principal Meridian, Midway Township, Stutsman County, North Dakota, Extraterritorial Lands of the City of Jamestown, from A-1 (Agricultural/Rural Open Space) & C-2 (General Commercial) to C-2 (General Commercial) and from A-1 (Agricultural/Rural Open Space) to A-1 (Agricultural/Rural Open Space). The property is located at 81st Ave & 35th St SE.


From A-1 (Agricultural District) & C-2 (General Commercial) to C-2 (General Commercial)

Proposed Loose Bypass Subdivision

Block 1, Lot 1

Block 2, Lots 1 & 2

Block 3, Lots 1, 2 & 5

Block 4, Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 7

Block 5, Lots 1, 2, 3 & 4

From A-1 (Agricultural District) to A-1 (Agricultural District)

Proposed Loose Bypass Subdivision

Block 3, Lots 3, 4, 6, 7, 8 & 9

Block 4, Lots 6 & 8

Mayor Heinrich said a Special City Council meeting will be held next week on Tuesay May 11 at 2-p.m. at City Hall to discuss the Second Readings.


Council Member Steele congratulated the Jamestown High School Drama Team on bringing home the state award, as best play in state competition.


Mayor Heinrich said with the State Legislative session he thanked area legislators on obtaining one third of the funding for the new City Fire Department ladder truck.  He pointed out that to date community donations have amounted to $379,000, with  a $30,000 outstanding pledge.

All combined donations in addition to state approved funding of $333,000 has put the price tag of $1-million paying for the truck, reached  without using tax payer dollars for the purchase.

Also he thanked legislators for working in favor of obtaining seed money for funding the Buffalo City Park.  He said on a recent Wayne Byers Show on CSi Cable 2 that the project is “still alive,”

with local representatives to meet with the Legacy Fund Investment Committee.


  • Approve was the request from the Jamestown Fine Arts Association, Inc., d/b/a/ The Arts Center, for a street closing on 2nd St SW from 1st Ave to the alley, every Thursday starting June 24 through August 26, from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM, for the weekly Downtown Arts Market and request a waiver of the street closing fees.


  • Also approved was the request from the Jamestown Fine Arts Association, Inc., d/b/a/ The Arts Center, for a street closing on 2nd St SW from 1st Ave to the alley, on Friday and Saturday, June 25 and 26, from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM, for the Chalkfest and request a waiver of the street closing fees.


  • Approved Change Order No. 1, to Park Construction Company, for the James River Phase 3 Riverbank Restoration Project, for a net increase in the contract price of $7,912.50. for guardrails.


The city Council approved a Resolution to approve and authorize entering into a Memorandum of Understanding between ND Department of Emergency Services and the City of Jamestown Fire Department for the purchase and installation of a permanent emergency backup generator( under the HMGP DR-4444-6R Hazard Mitigation Grant Program for Disaster Recovery 4444, Project 6-R).  the local share of the cost is fifteen percent.  Fire Chief Reuther said the equipment is for the Main North side fire hall.

The meeting was shown live on CSi Cable 67 followed by replays

Jamestown (CSi)  Jamestown Mayor, Dwaine Heinrich says the Buffalo City Park project, is “Still Alive.”

On Monday’s Wayne Byers Show on CSi Cable 2, he said, a group of local representatives will make a presentation in the near future to the North Dakota Legacy Fund Investment Committee, with a continued pitch for $5-million in Legacy Fund infrastructure funding, termed as “seed money.”

The $5 million would have to be matched, and the developer could then approach the state Investment Board for further money, through loans or grants.

$60 million in Legacy Fund Loan money has been on the table.

Near the end of the past legislative Session the North Dakota  Senate passed the budget bill for the state’s Commerce Department without a proposed expenditure for a state-backed theme and amusement park, planned for Jamestown. (Buffalo City Park).

A legislative conference committee of three House members and three senators scrapped the seed money provision.

Grand Forks Republican Senator Ray Holmberg told the senate he’s concerned about the precedent this sets, after the Legislature approved a bill setting up the Legacy Infrastructure Loan Fund, to invest in North Dakota.

Mayor Heinrich said planners of the Buffalo City Park have had the plans in place, in detail the past few months, likely ahead of other proposed project requests to receive funding from the Legacy Fund.

He added that the seed money may have been turned down in the legislature, due to some other project funding organizers being, jealous of the Jamestown organization and planning for the Buffalo City Park, and perhaps lagging behind on their requests.

Supporters of the facility envisioned bison-related attractions, a museum and kid-friendly activities. Backers believed it would provide and economic boost to a region with little else to offer. The proposal was quietly put into the state Commerce Department’s budget in the waning weeks of the legislative session.

Buffalo City Park is proposed to be built on state owned land next to the National Buffalo Museum


Jamestown  (City of Jamestown)  The 2021 Residential Citywide Curbside Cleanup Week in Jamestown is scheduled for Monday, May 10 through Friday, May 14, 2021. For more information on what is accepted and not accepted for curbside pickup visit our website, www.JamestownND.gov, Departments, Sanitation & Solid Waste or visit our Facebook page.

PLACE ITEMS ON THE ROADWAY AS CLOSE TO THE CURB OR SHOULDER, as possible. Materials must be out by 7:00 a.m. the morning of your designated cleanup day listed below. These areas are based on residents’ street addresses. This is not necessarily the same day as your garbage collection day.

Monday, May 10th- Southeast (SE) section of the City
Tuesday, May 11th- Southwest (SW) section of the City
Wednesday, May 12th- Northwest (NW) section of the City
Thursday, May 13th- Northeast (NE) section of the City

May 10 through May 15 only; the City Baler/Landfill will be open 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
All items left at a property after the City truck collected accepted items, are the responsibility of the property owner to dispose of. Trucks will not return to collect any remaining items.
Reminder: The new bulk item pickup program begins June 1, 2021.


Jamestown  (JPD)  The Jamestown Police Department warns the public that a convicted sex offender has changed addresses in Jamestown.

Michael Kruk now resides at 1009 12th Avenue, Southeast #21, Norway Inn.

He presently has no Vehicle.

Kruk is a 32 year old white male, six feet one inch tall, weighing 468 pounds with brown eyes and red hair.

He has been assigned a high risk assessment by the North Dakota Risk Level Committee of the North Dakota Attorney General’s Office.

Kruk was convicted of Gross Sexual Imposition while babysitting four and six year old boys. He did not progress in treatment and was sent to a residential treatment center. He was convicted in May of 2003 in McHenry County Juvenile Court. Disposition 2 years.

He was convicted of Gross Sexual Imposition while he was in a treatment center for the McHenry County offense involving another ten year old child he was babysitting, in West Fargo. Kruk also had contact with a 13 year old at the residential treatment center. He was convicted in May of 2005 in Bottineau County Juvenile Court. Disposition was 1-year.

Kruk is not wanted by police at this time and is currently serving the sentence imposed by the court. This notification is meant for public safety and not to increase fear in the community, nor should this information be used to threaten, assault, or intimidate the offender. Attempts to harass, intimidate or threaten these offenders or their families, landlords or employers will be turned over for prosecution.

Printed handouts of Kruk’s photo and demographics are available at the Jamestown Police Department.

More information on registered offenders is available on the North Dakota Attorney General’s Office web site, at www.sexoffender.nd.gov



Dave Carlsrud

Valley City  (CSi) 5-3-21  This week’s message to Valley City residents from Mayor Dave Carlsrud.

“Hello Everybody”,

This week is “Educators’ Appreciation Week”. Thank you teachers, cooks, custodians, counselors, paraprofessionals, aides, administrators, administrative assistants and all who contribute to education in our area. Your personal investment in our youth is greatly appreciated.

The COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. Please give full and honest consideration to having yours: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/keythingstoknow.html?s_cid=10496:covid%2019%20vaccine%20information:sem.ga:p:RG:GM:gen:PTN:FY21

Our CCHD has vaccine on hand and will take walk-ins to be vaccinated. For your convenience, call ahead, 845-2059. Knowing you are vaccinated will provide a “comfort” for you as well.

More and more people are our enjoying the freedom of outdoors. Drivers, please be alert to motorcycles, bicycles, joggers and walkers. Remember pedestrians have the right of way at crosswalks. Thank you.

PLEASE, don’t text while driving. It is terribly dangerous.

Thank you to our Valley City Postal Service as those folks served as “front line workers too. We always had mail delivery. “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from swift completion of their appointed rounds”.

Golfers, our courses are open and grounds crews are working to make the courses as nice as they can for this time of year. Each of us can help, please fix ball marks, replace divots, drive carts where directed and honor requests of the course management.  In general, respect player and course etiquette. See “Arnie’s Rules”: https://www.golfdigest.com/story/arniesrules.


“The greatest gift of life is friendship.”  (Hubert Humphrey)


Blessings, Be Kind, Be Respectful and Pray



Dave Carlsrud


Jamestown  (Chamber)   The Jamestown Area Chamber Beautification Committee is launching the Yard of the Week Award Program for 2021. The Yard of the Week program has been established to recognize and share appreciation for individuals that take pride in helping beautify our community.  We need your help by nominating homes in the City of Jamestown that you feel are doing a great job on their yards.  The program begins June 1st and runs through August 31st with yards awarded weekly.

This year’s award program is sponsored by Menards in Jamestown. The winners will receive a $20 gift certificate to Menards and will be featured in local media and the Jamestown Area Chamber Monthly Newsletter. They will also have a Yard of the Week sign to display in their yard for the week of recognition.

Visit www.jamestownchamber.com or call 701-252-4830 to nominate a neighbor today!


OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A new monthly survey shows the economy in nine Midwest and Plains states roaring back to life in the wake of a devastating global pandemic, with the survey’s overall index soaring to its highest reading since it began almost three decades ago. The Creighton University Mid-America Business Conditions for April released Monday came in at 73.9 from March’s 68.9. Any score above 50 on the survey’s indexes suggests growth, while a score below 50 suggests recession. Creighton University economist Ernie Goss, who oversees the survey, says the region has regained more than half the 106,000 manufacturing jobs lost to the pandemic in April 2020. The monthly survey covers Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma and South Dakota.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Munitions were set to be detonated as attorneys attempt to gather evidence in a federal lawsuit by a Dakota Access pipeline protester who was injured in a skirmish with law enforcement officers during the height of demonstrations against the pipeline. Sophia Wilansky claims police targeted her with a concussion grenade in November 2016. Law enforcement maintains she was injured by a propane canister that protesters had rigged to explode. Morton County has obtained up to five munitions to be deployed in the presence of an expert Monday. Opponents fear an oil leak could pollute the Missouri River, but the developer, Energy Transfer, maintains the pipeline is safe.

In sports…

SIOUX CITY, Iowa  (UJ)  — The two brackets for the 2021 Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) Postseason Softball Tournaments are set.  Top seed, and regular season champion, Midland will serve as one bracket host (1,4,5,8 seeds), while second seed Morningside will be the other bracket host (2,3,6,7 seeds) of the two four-team tournaments.

Jamestown is fourth seed and will be in the Midland Bracket, with their first game against fifth-seed Northwestern (Iowa) Wednesday, May 5, at noon.

Tournament play will open on Wednesday, May 5, at both bracket locations.  In Fremont, Nebraska, top-seed Midland will host Jamestown, Northwestern, and Briar Cliff.  In Sioux City, Iowa, second-seed Morningside will host Concordia, Doane and Mount Marty.  Play will continue, including bracket championship games, on Thursday, May 6.  The Midland and Morningside bracket winners will meet on Saturday, May 8, at the highest remaining seed in the GPAC Softball Tournament Championship Series presented by Cypress Risk Management.  The final series will be a best two out of three format.


SIOUX CITY, Iowa   (UJ)  – The two brackets for the 2021 Cypress Risk Management Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) Postseason Baseball Tournaments are set.  Top seed, and regular season co-champion, Concordia will serve as one bracket host (1,4,5,8 seeds), while second seed, and regular season co-champion, Doane will be the other bracket host (2,3,6,7 seeds) for the two four-team tournaments.

Jamestown is the number six seed in the Doane bracket and will face third-seeded Mount Marty (S.D.) University on Thursday  May 6, in Crete, Neb., at noon.

In world and national news…

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — The funeral for Andrew Brown Jr., a Black man shot and killed by deputies in North Carolina, brought calls for justice from the Rev. Al Sharpton and attorneys for the family. Sharpton delivered a fiery eulogy that likened delays in the release of law enforcement footage to a con job done on the public at the service Monday in a church in Elizabeth City. Other speakers included civil rights attorney Ben Crump and the Rev. William Barber II, who leads the Poor People’s campaign. The 42-year-old Brown was shot and killed on April 21 by deputies attempting to serve drug-related search and arrest warrants. His death sparked days of protests in the city in rural northeastern North Carolina.


WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s top general says he is now open to considering a proposal to take decisions on sexual assault prosecution out of the hands of military commanders. This is a potentially significant shift in the debate over combating sexual assault in the military. Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said in an interview that while he is not ready to endorse the proposal, he has dropped his previous opposition because the problem has persisted despite other efforts to solve it. He says, “We’ve been at it for years, and we haven’t effectively moved the needle.”


WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a woman who says she was raped as a West Point cadet. Justice Clarence Thomas alone argued that the court should have heard her case. The woman attended the U. S. Military Academy from 2008 to 2010. She had sued arguing the academy’s leadership tolerated a culture that was hostile toward women and failed to provide adequate support for cadets who are assaulted, among other things. But lower courts said her lawsuit against the U.S. government couldn’t go forward. Thomas said in a dissent that the high court should have taken the case to reconsider a 70-year-old precedent that prevents members of the military from suing the United States when they are injured while doing their duties.


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Conservative Republican legislators in Kansas have failed to override Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly’s veto of a proposed ban on transgender athletes in girls and women’s school sports. The Senate’s vote Monday to override Kelly was 26-14 and left backers of the measure one short of the necessary two-thirds majority and blocking an attempt in the House. More than 20 states have considered such proposals this year, as Republican lawmakers have pressed the issue. Kelly called the Kansas measure “regressive,” said it would send a message that Kansas was not a welcoming place. Backers of the bill said they were trying to protect fair competition and opportunities for female athletes.


YAZOO CITY, Miss. (AP) — Multiple tornadoes have caused damage across Mississippi, destroying homes and uprooting trees before the storm system moved into Georgia and prompted a tornado warning in Atlanta. The storms were blamed for killing a person in Georgia. A line of severe storms rolled through Mississippi on Sunday. Meteorologists declared a “tornado emergency” for Tupelo and surrounding areas. The mayor said in a statement that damage had been reported and emergency crews were assessing. Calhoun City also was hit hard, according to the sheriff, with light poles snapped off, power lines down and trees landing on homes and vehicles. News outlets also reported tornadoes near Yazoo City, Byram and Tchula.