CSi Weather…

.REST OF TODAY…Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 90s. South winds 10 to 15 mph. Heat index 90 to 95.

.TONIGHT…Mostly cloudy. Lows around 70. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.

.WEDNESDAY…Mostly sunny. A 20 percent chance of showers and

thunderstorms in the afternoon in the Jamestown area. Highs in the lower 90s. South winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT…Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 60s. Southeast

winds 5 to 10 mph.

.THURSDAY…Sunny. Highs in the mid 90s. East winds 5 to 10 mph.

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

and thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the upper 60s.

.FRIDAY…Mostly sunny with a 30 percent chance of showers and

thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 90s.

.FRIDAY NIGHT…Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers

and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 60s.

.SATURDAY…Sunny. Highs in the lower 90s.

.SATURDAY NIGHT…Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 60s.

.SUNDAY…Sunny. Highs in the lower 90s.

.SUNDAY NIGHT…Mostly clear. A 20 percent chance of showers and

thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the mid 60s.

.MONDAY…Mostly sunny. A 20 percent chance of showers and

thunderstorms in the morning. Highs in the mid 90s.


There is a chance of thunderstorms today and tonight. While the
probability of severe weather is low, an isolated strong or severe
storm is possible, mainly in northwest North Dakota.


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

Mon., Jul 19,  2021

11:00 a.m.


New Positives 0

Total Positives 1425

Active: 1

Recovered: 1392



New Positives 0

Total Positives  1425

Active  9

Recovered 3467



Jamestown (CVHD) Central Valley Health District’s COVID-19 testing clinics are on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11-a.m. to noon.  The clinics will be held at the Jamestown Civic Center.   Pre registration is required.

Jamestown  (CVHD)  Central Valley Health District wants the public to know that there will be NO testing scheduled at the Civic Center on July 27, 28, and 29 due to availability of the testing site.

CVHD encourages those with symptoms to seek testing from their medical provider during the week of July 26 to July 30.  Testing is also available in Valley City on Monday July 26 and Friday July 30 at the public health department as an additional opportunity for testing.



Jamestown (CVHD)  Upcoming COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics Schedule

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Vaccine Type: PFIZER

Event Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Event Location: Central Valley Health District


Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Vaccine Type: PFIZER – 2nd DOSE ONLY

Event Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm

Event Location: Napoleon Public School


Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Vaccine Type: PFIZER

Event Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Event Location: Central Valley Health District


Thursday, August 12, 2021


Event Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Event Location: Central Valley Health District




Jamestown  (CSi)  The Jamestown Branch of the American Association of University Women will host its 31st Jamestown Garden Tour from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 21.

Spokesperson Erin Klein says,

Featured gardens are those of Mark and Dixie Lee, 515 13th St. NE; Lyle and Cara Lere, 501 5th St. NE; Archie Oster, 714 3rd St. NE (including the Stadium Garden across the street); and the Sensory Garden at Solien-DeNault Park, 100 18th Ave. NE. Garden tour participants are also encouraged to visit the 4th Ave. Bridge Memorial Garden in northwest Jamestown.

Advance tickets are $10 and may be purchased at The Arts Center, Don’s House of Flowers, Country Gardens Floral, Comfort, the AAUW Used Bookstore and Lloyds Toyota.  AAUW members will also have tickets for sale.



 Valley City  (CSi)  North Dakota Secretary of State Al Jaeger has approved a recall petition for circulation on Monday, July 19 to recall  North Dakota District 24 Representative  Dwight Kiefert after the Republican law maker voted to expel a colleague, Representative Luke Simons accused of sexual harassment earlier this year.

1,764 qualified elector signatures required for the petition

Those signing the petition need to be resident and U.S. citizens of Barnes County North Dakota for more than thirty days.

Recall committee chairman, Shane Anderson says that Representative Kiefert is being recalled for failing to meet the standards of a Republican found in the North Dakota Republican Party platform, the North Dakota Constitution, and the U.S. Constitution.

A majority of District 24 Republican Party members, in April of 2021 passed a  resolution to censure Kiefert.

Kiefert says he expects similar ideologues in other parts of the state to initiate recall campaigns against other Republican members of the House who voted to expel Simons.



Valley City  (VCSU)  Join us as we kickoff our first-ever capital campaign, Forward Together: The Campaign for Valley City State University, to ensure the future of our school and a quality experience for each student. We’ll address our plans for updated athletic facilities, campus buildings, and enhancements to scholarships.

Join us as we officially launch our efforts:

  • 1:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 21
  • W.E. Osmon Fieldhouse

All members of the community are encouraged to attend and learn more about our plans for the future. No registration is required.



 Valley City  (Chamber  7-19-21)   Here’s the latest message to the community from Valley City Mayor, Dave Carlsru)

The Missouri River Energy Services (MRES) held its annual Strategic Planning Board Meeting last week. Some of the topics discussed were, governance, power generation, grid stability, polar vortex and drought to name a few. MRES is dedicated to providing us with reliable, affordable electrical power.

The COVID-19 variant has been spreading around the United States. We have about 190 cases in North Dakota of this very contagious virus. That it requires a number of weeks to be fully vaccinated, PLEASE get started and protect your family and friends.

On Tuesday, July 20th @ 5:00 p.m. the Barnes County Library presents “Little Red Riding Hood Crime Scene Investigation”. The library parking lot is the scene of the crime and something has happened to Little Red Riding Hood’s Grandma. Teens aided by Officer Sean Hagen, will investigate the crime scene, look for clues and interrogate suspects, to find out what happened to Grandma, and “whodunit”?

BE SAFE. We are in line for another stretch of hot, dry weather. Please take care of the younger and older folks as dehydration can take place very rapidly. Drink more water than you might think you need as if you wait until you are “thirsty”, it is often too late.

On Thursday, August 5th, be watching for “The Longest Table”. For details see: http://www.vclongesttable.org/

Blessings, Be Respectful, Be Kind and Pray,

Dave Carlsrud

Valley City Mayor



WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy has picked five Republicans to sit on the new select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol. McCarthy selected Indiana congressman Jim Banks to be the top Republican on the panel. McCarthy also tapped for the panel Ohio’s Jim Jordan, Illinois’ Rodney Davis, North Dakota’s Kelly Armstrong and Texas’ Troy Nehls. McCarthy’s picks were confirmed by a Republican familiar with the decision and an aide to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who spoke on condition of anonymity ahead of an official announcement. Pelosi must still approve the names.


BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — With nearly half the cattle in North Dakota in extreme drought locations, ranchers are making some tough decisions on thinning their herds. At Kist Livestock Auction in Mandan, weekly sales are up by 1,000 head over a normal year, an increase of one-third. Matt Lachenmeier, the auction barn’s field representative, says there’s a lot of cattle moving with some going to nearby states. Extension specialists say the rancher loses the genetics along with the time and effort it took to build the herd. There could be income tax implications too, and other financial issues still exist after the sale.


BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A soon-to-be-vacant South Central District judgeship will stay in Mandan. The North Dakota Supreme Court made that decision following Judge John Grinsteiner plans to retire Aug. 20. When a district judge leaves, the Supreme Court determines whether to keep the judgeship in the present location, move it elsewhere or abolish it. The decision is based on statewide caseload data and comments from interested parties including attorneys and judges. Justices say the district has experienced a 23% population growth since 2000, and more than 80% of the population lives in Burleigh-Morton counties. Caseload trends project felony filings to increase significantly this year.



WYNDMERE, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota authorities are searching for a woman accused of robbing a Wyndmere bank. Richland County Chief Deputy Gary Ruehl says the woman came into Lincoln State Bank shortly before 11 a.m. Monday Her face was covered and she demanded money. KFGO radio reports that the woman left in a tan or beige GMC or Chevrolet pickup with a topper. There were two employees in the bank at the time and no customers. No injuries were immediately reported.


In sports…


American Legion Baseball

Class B District 7 Legion Baseball Tournament

Oakes 10 Enderlin 2

Oakes move on to the semifinals  playing  Lisbon at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday


— Nelson Cruz hit a sacrifice fly in the eighth inning after tying the game with a solo shot in the sixth, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Chicago White Sox 3-2 in the first game of a doubleheader. Jorge Polanco added an RBI single in the eighth as Minnesota ended a three-game losing streak and beat division rival Chicago for just the third time in 13 games. Tim Anderson homered for the third straight game for the White Sox and extended his hitting.

— Rookie Gavin Sheets hit a game-ending three run homer in the bottom of the seventh, giving the Chicago White Sox a 5-3 win over the Minnesota Twins in the second game of a doubleheader. Minnesota won the opener 3-2 in eight innings, but the White Sox avoided a sweep when Sheets turned on a 3-1 fastball from Twins ace José Berrios and drove it deep to right for his fifth home run.

— Dylan Carlson homered and drove in four runs, Jake Woodford pitched 5 2/3 strong innings in his first start of the season, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 8-3. Woodford, who was recalled from Triple-A Memphis prior to the game, struck out six and didn’t allow a walk. Carlson’s four RBIs tied a career high set earlier this season on April 7 against Miami. Only one of the five runs allowed by Cubs starter Alec Mills was earned.


UNDATED (AP) — Jon Lester pitched seven scoreless innings and homered, Juan Soto hit two home runs and the Washington Nationals routed the Miami Marlins 18-1.

Lester turned in his longest outing of the season, allowing six hits while striking out seven without a walk. Lester hit his fourth career homer and added a single for his fourth career multi-hit game. Soto continued his torrid post-All Star game pace, going 3-for-4 with five RBIs. He’s 10-for-17 (.588) with five homers, 11 RBIs and eight runs scored in four games since the break. Trea Turner drove in four runs with a homer and a triple as Washington began a stretch of six games against the last-place Marlins and the Baltimore Orioles.

In other Monday action:

— Caleb Smith pitched 6 2/3 stellar innings, Eduardo Escobar hit a two-run homer for the second straight game and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-2. It was a nice bounce-back outing for Smith, who was rocked for nine earned runs in one inning during a 22-1 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers just before the All-Star break. The left-hander even earned his first career stolen base, surprising the Pirates by getting a huge jump and swiping second. Escobar’s homer was his 22nd of the season.

— Ramón Laureano hit a three-run homer in the seventh inning as Oakland finally got on the board once Shohei Ohtani left the mound, and the Athletics beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-1. Laureano connected against Steve Cishek after Ohtani left following six scoreless innings and eight strikeouts. It marked the two-way star’s second outing on the mound when he also had at least a share of the major league home run lead. All-Star Matt Olson hit his team-leading 24th homer in the eighth for the A’s.

— Buster Posey and Wilmer Flores hit back-to-back homers in the first inning, Thairo Estrada had a key double in the seventh and the San Francisco Giants defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-2 in the opener of a pivotal four-game series between the NL West rivals. Posey had two hits and drove in two runs in his first game back after he missed two weeks due to a bruised left thumb. Estrada came through with a two-run double in the seventh inning as the Giants broke open a close game by scoring four times. Max Muncy and Justin Turner homered for Los Angeles, which was held to four hits.


— The game between the Atlanta Braves and San Diego Padres was postponed on Monday night because of rain and will be made up as part of a day-night doubleheader on Wednesday. Wednesday’s first game will start at 12:20 p.m. as scheduled. The makeup game will begin at 5:20 p.m. Yu Darvish was supposed to start for San Diego, against Atlanta.

— Yordan Alvarez snapped an 0-for-22 slump with at two-run homer to help the Houston Astros to a 4-3 win over the Cleveland Indians. The Astros were up by 1 with one out in the fifth inning when Alvarez connected off rookie J.C. Mejía (1-5) on his soaring shot to the second deck right field to make it 4-1. Houston starter Zack Greinke (9-3) yielded five hits and two runs in 5 1/3 innings. Ryan Pressly walked one in a scoreless ninth for his 17th save.


— Miguel Cabrera drove in five runs, including a bases-loaded double in a four-run fifth inning, and the Detroit Tigers went on to defeat the Texas Rangers 14-0. The Rangers have lost six straight, the last three by a combined score of 29-0. The last major league team to allow that many runs while being shut out in three straight games was the 1906 Brooklyn Superbas, who were outscored 31-0 between July 6-9.

— Hunter Renfroe hit a grand slam, Kiké Hernández drove in three runs with two homers and the Boston Red Sox routed the Toronto Blue Jays 13-4. Rookie Jarren Duran hit his first major league homer, Dylan Santana and Rafael Devers added blasts, and J.D. Martinez broke out of a slump with four hits as the Red Sox stopped a two-game skid. Red Sox starter Nick Pivetta allowed four runs on 11 hits and two walks while recording four strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings.


— Rookie right-hander Spenser Watkins gave up one run in six innings as the Baltimore Orioles tied a season high with their third consecutive win, 6-1 over the Tampa Bay Rays. The 28-year old Watkins, making his third start and fourth career appearance, scattered four hits, walked two and struck out seven. His ERA dropped from 1.74 to 1.65 in 16 1/3 innings. Watkins was signed as a minor league free agent in February after not pitching in 2020 and spending 2014-19 in Detroit’s organization.



Mets manager Rojas suspended 2 games for outburst

UNDATED (AP) — New York Mets manager Luis Rojas has been suspended for two games and fined for excessive arguing with umpires. Rojas’ outburst followed a bizarre play at Pittsburgh on Sunday.

Rojas started his suspension Monday night at Cincinnati. Bench coach Dave Jauss has temporarily taken over managerial duties. The argument followed a misplay by Mets starter Taijuan Walker that allowed the Pirates to score three runs. Walker swatted at a ball that he thought was foul, but it was called fair and no Mets players retrieved it. Rojas says he still believes the ball was foul.


San Francisco’s injury woes have now hit arguably its best player during the first half of the season. The Giants placed All-Star shortstop Brandon Crawford on the 10-day injured list Monday due to an oblique strain. The move came as they opened a pivotal four-game series against the rival Los Angeles Dodgers. Manager Gabe Kapler said Crawford’s MRI revealed a mild strain, and he was hopeful it would be a short stint on the IL.

— The Miami Marlins have placed infielder Jazz Chisholm Jr. and infielder/outfielder Garrett Cooper on the 10-day injured list. The pair got hurt a day earlier at Philadelphia. Chisholm left in the first inning with a left shoulder contusion following a diving attempt on Bryce Harper’s single in short right field. Cooper departed in the eighth inning after a collision at first base with Travis Jankowski. He has a left elbow sprain.


TOKYO (AP) — Nneka Ogwumike and Elizabeth Williams won’t be playing for Nigeria in the Olympics after the Court of Arbitration for Sport rejected their appeal.

The WNBA players had asked the CAS to grant them a provisional allowance and add them to the roster until a hearing could occur. The pair had been notified last week by FIBA that their petition to play for the African nation had been denied because they played for the U.S. national program for too long.

— Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga says the world needs to see that Japan can stage a safe Olympics. He spoke to Olympic officials in a closed-door meeting in Tokyo. Events start Wednesday and the formal opening ceremony is scheduled for Friday. Tens of thousands of athletes, officials and workers are arriving in Japan amid a local state of emergency during the coronavirus pandemic. The postponed Olympics face opposition from many Japanese people. There will be no local or foreign fans at events. Suga says Japan “can bring success to the delivery of the Games” and this should be communicated to the world.

— An alternate on the U.S. women’s gymnastics team has tested positive for COVID-19 in an Olympic training camp in Japan. Kara Eaker’s coach says she tested positive after being vaccinated against the coronavirus two months ago. Eaker and fellow alternate Leanne Wong have been placed in isolation. The positive test was the latest in a growing line of daily reports of athletes and others testing positive at the pandemic-delayed Olympics. The Games are set to open Friday with a state of emergency in force in Tokyo.

— Katie Lou Samuelson is out of 3-on-3 basketball at the Olympics after contracting COVID-19 while training in Las Vegas. She’ll be replaced on the roster by Jackie Young, who played for the U.S. in a 3-on-3 training camp in 2020 and also competed in the event in the 2019 World Beach Games. Young joins Stefanie Dolson, Allisha Gray and her Las Vegas Aces teammate Kelsey Plum. Samuelson says in a statement that she’s fully vaccinated against the coronavirus and took every precaution.

— The Czech Republic beach volleyball team says it will try to postpone its opening game after one men’s player tested positive for COVID-19 at the Olympic Village in Tokyo. The player (Ondřej Perušič) was taken to isolation at a hotel, seven days before his opening game. On Sunday, two men’s soccer players from South Africa were reported positive. Their team’s first game is Thursday against Japan.

— Toyota won’t be airing any Olympic-themed advertisements on Japanese television during the Tokyo Games despite being one of the IOC’s top corporate sponsors. The extraordinary decision by the country’s top automaker underlines how polarizing the Games have become in Japan as COVID-19 infections rise ahead of Friday’s opening ceremony. Being a corporate sponsor for the Olympics is

— Michael Phelps will be part of NBC’s Olympics coverage as a correspondent and swimming commentator. Phelps will call selected swimming events with Dan Hicks and Rowdy Gaines and contribute features as a correspondent during primetime coverage. Phelps won the most medals and gold medals in Olympic history, swimming in five Games from 2000-2016.


NCAA hit hard by pandemic, spent $68 million on legal fees

UNDATED (AP) — The NCAA spent nearly $68 million on legal services during the fiscal year 2019-20, according to tax documents.

NCAA revenue was down more than 50% over the previous year, from more than $1.1 billion to just over $520 million. That drop is blamed mostly on the cancellation of the men’s basketball tournament in 2020 due to the pandemic. Last month, the Supreme Court ruled against the NCAA in the association’s appeal of a federal court’s ruling in an antitrust case. Nearly $35 million of those legal expenses were spent on defense of the so-called Alston antitrust case.


Raiders president Marc Badain resigns

UNDATED (AP) — Raiders team president Marc Badain has resigned just before the start of training camp after helping orchestrate the team’s move to Las Vegas.

Owner Mark Davis announced Monday that Badain is leaving the organization and that executive vice president and general counsel Dan Ventrelle will take over on an interim basis. Badain went from being a ball boy for the team to a 30-year career with the organization. He eventually became the chief financial officer for the team and was an assistant to former CEO Amy Trask.

In other NFL news:

— Coming off an ACL injury that cost him most of last season, Saquon Barkley either doesn’t know or isn’t saying how much he will be able to do when the New York Giants report to training camp next week. Speaking during a break at a youth football camp Monday, Barkley said he is continuing to rehabilitate his right knee and he is taking things day by day. The Giants report to came July 27.

— The Dallas Cowboys are returning to California for training camp after staying home last year because of the pandemic. The Cowboys finished 6-10 and missed the playoffs. The offense is healthy again, led by Dak Prescott. The star quarterback signed a $160 million, four-year contract after a gruesome ankle injury ended his 2020 season in Week 5.

— Bill Cowher’s long road from journeyman linebacker to Pro Football Hall of Famer is complete. The former Pittsburgh Steelers coach will be inducted into the Hall of Fame next month, 15 years after his coaching career ended. Cowher guided the Steelers to victory in one Super Bowl and a berth in another after being hired to replace four-time champion Chuck Noll.

— ESPN has finally landed Peyton Manning as a “Monday Night Football” commentator. Walt Disney Company announced on Monday a partnership with Manning and his Omaha Productions company in which Peyton and Eli Manning will be part of a “Monday Night Football” MegaCast for 10 games a year the next three seasons. Manning, who will be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame next month.


Nashville prospect comes out as gay in NHL milestone

UNDATED (AP) — A Nashville Predators prospect has come out as gay.

Luke Prokop posted on Twitter he is no longer scared to hide who he is. The 19-year-old Canadian was a third-round pick in the 2020 draft last fall. He is set to attend his first NHL camp after playing junior hockey last season in the Western Hockey League.

Prokop says he hopes his example shows that gay people are welcome in the hockey community. No active NHL player has come out as gay. Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib in June became the first active NFL player to come out.


In world and national news…

VAN HORN, Texas (AP) — Jeff Bezos has blasted into space on his rocket company’s first flight with passengers. He’s the second billionaire in just over a week to ride his own spacecraft. The Amazon founder rode to space with a hand-picked group and their Blue Origin capsule landed 10 minutes later on the desert floor in West Texas. The passengers include Bezos’ younger brother, an 18-year-old from the Netherlands and an 82-year-old aviation pioneer from the Dallas area. They’re the youngest and oldest to ever hurtle off the planet. Named after America’s first astronaut, the New Shepard rocket soared on the 52nd anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.

BEIJING (AP) — China has rejected an accusation by Washington and its Western allies that Beijing is to blame for a hack of the Microsoft Exchange email system. A Foreign Ministry spokesperson complained Tuesday that Chinese entities have been hurt by U.S. government cyberattacks. The spokesperson demanded Washington drop charges announced against four Chinese nationals accused of working with the Ministry of State Security to try to steal U.S. trade secrets, technology and disease research. The announcement that the Biden administration and European allies formally blame Chinese government-linked hackers for ransomware attacks increased political pressure over long-running complaints against Beijing but included no sanctions.


JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett spoke to the head of Unilever after its subsidiary Ben & Jerry’s announced it would stop selling its ice cream in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and contested east Jerusalem. Bennett’s office quoted him on Tuesday as saying that Israel will “act aggressively” against the “clearly anti-Israel step.” He also called the ice cream company’s decision a “boycott.” The announcement was one of the highest-profile company rebukes of Israeli settlements in the West Bank and east Jerusalem, territories Israel captured in the 1967 Mideast war.


TOKYO (AP) — European shares have opened higher after Asia tracked a retreat on Wall Street. Investors have grown jittery over the possibility that surging virus cases could stifle the global economic recovery. Benchmarks rose in Paris and London but fell in Asia. U.S. futures were higher. Alarm has mounted in Japan where, with just three days to go before the Tokyo Olympics open, new coronavirus cases were found among athletes and non-athletes affiliated with the Games. Just about 22% of the Japanese population is fully vaccinated. The World Health Organization says cases and deaths are climbing globally after a period of decline, spurred by the highly contagious delta variant.


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The threat of thunderstorms and lightning has prompted officials in Oregon to ask for wildfire crews from outside the Pacific Northwest to prepare for additional blazes. Resources are already hugely devoted to a massive fire in the state that has grown to a third the size of Rhode Island. The 537-square-mile Bootleg Fire is burning 300 miles (483 kilometers) southeast of Portland in and around the Fremont-Winema National Forest. The Bootleg Fire is fueled by extreme weather and keeps growing by miles each day. Officials with the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest in southwest Oregon are asking for more outside crews to be ready should there be a surge in fire activity there.


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden says his infrastructure and families agenda must be passed to sustain economic momentum. The Democrat is aiming to set the tone for a crucial week of congressional negotiations on two bills that would together spend more than $4 trillion. But Senate Republicans are signaling they would likely oppose a procedural vote set for Wednesday on a bipartisan infrastructure bill. The Republicans want to wait until more details are worked out and plan to filibuster to block it. Senators are wrangling over how to pay for nearly $1 trillion in new spending on highway, water system and other public works projects.