17 Year-old Killed in Stutsman County Rollover Identified

JAMESTOWN, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) – At around 4:25 AM on Tuesday, a Dodge pickup rolled on Interstate 94 five miles East of Jamestown.

The crash took the life of 17 year-old Daniel Short of Belcourt, ND.

The North Dakota Highway Patrol says Short was ejected during the crash and died on scene. 54 year-old driver Wilmer Nadeau of Fargo suffered minor injuries and was transported to Jamestown for medical treatment. Once released, he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. He is currently being held at the Stutsman County Correctional Center.

The Dodge pickup was stolen from a rural residence in Spiritwood. The Stutsman County Sheriff’s Office is the lead investigator into the stolen vehicle and are assisting the NDHP in the crash investigation.

The investigation is ongoing.

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Energy Transfer Partners Thank Barnes County Sheriff’s Department

VALLEY CITY, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) – Energy Transfer Partners thanked the Barnes County Sheriff’s office for helping them assist the Morton County Sheriff’s department during the month’s long Dakota Access Pipeline protest.

Barnes County Sheriff Randy McClaflin said working those extra days was a sacrifice for deputies and their families. He said he was surprised by how people were misinformed about the truth through social media sites.

In a letter to Barnes County Commission Chairman Mike Metcalf, Energy Transfer said, “your professionalism and dedication under harsh winter conditions and intense physical and emotional stress is sincerely appreciated.”

Energy Transfer Letter

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CHI Mercy Hospital Emergency Room Reminders

VALLEY CITY, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) – If you are in an accident, having a stroke or heart attack, or your heart starts beating irregularly, minutes can mean the difference between life and death.  

Alana McClellan, RN, at Mercy Hospital Emergency Room said, “how quickly one receives initial care often means the difference between a full recovery or life long limitations.” 

She added, “especially in the instance of a stroke or heart attack it is EXTREMELY important to seek medical care right away. Every minute matters: in these instances minutes mean brain function or heart muscle. Research has shown that each minute not treated is correlated with a worse outcome.  Know the symptoms of a stroke and heart attack. If you or someone you know develops these symptoms, call 911 immediately.”

Symptoms of a stroke are FAST – remember to think fast:
·    F – Facial Weakness
·    A – Arm and Leg Weakness
·    S – Speech Problems
·    T – is for Time. Call 911 immediately!

Symptoms of a heart attack are:
·    Chest discomfort
·    Discomfort in other areas of the upper body
·    Shortness of breath
·    Other signs may include breaking out in a cold sweat, feeling nauseated, or light headed.

Sometimes people who are having a heart attack do not have the usual symptoms, resulting in a delay in care. Other symptoms may include abdominal, back, or jaw pain, nausea/ vomiting, trouble breathing, and unexplained fatigue.

PREVENT heart disease and stroke in your family by UNDERSTANDING the risks.

·    GET UP and GET ACTIVE by exercising for 30 minutes on most days of the week.

·    KNOW your ABCS:
o    Appropriate Aspirin Therapy
o    Blood Pressure Control
o    Cholesterol Control
o    Smoking Cessation

·    STAY STRONG by eating a heart-healthy diet that is high in fresh fruits and vegetables and low in sodium, saturated and trans fats and cholesterol.

·    TAKE CONTROL of your heart health by following your doctor’s instructions for medications and treatment.
Information according to American Heart Association.

Our hospital is a stroke certified hospital which means we can deliver the treatment for stroke right here at our hospital. We met all the requirements to be certified in life-saving stroke treatment.

Sometimes people think that if they are transferred from CHI Mercy Health to another hospital, it means that the visit to our hospital was a waste of time.  On the contrary, the initial stop at CHI Mercy Health ER is important.  We work closely with the larger hospitals in our region and have protocols in pla+ce to improve your outcomes.  By coming here, you begin your treatment right away.  We give you oxygen, IV fluids, and medications that can decrease the long term effects and can literally save your life.  As we provide that initial treatment we alert the larger hospital so that their team is ready to continue the care we have begun for you.  In fact, very recent statistics compiled by Sanford Health show that our hospital is one of the most efficient ER’s in our region when it comes to care of heart attack patients.  Our ER care providers are very skilled and have taken advanced training in many critical areas. In addition ER staff have certifications in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Trauma Nursing, and CPR  We are able to offer very important initial care that assists in stabilizing patients in emergency or life threatening situations.

In other news: The CHI Mercy Hospital emergency room parking lot is closed to install a new CT scanner. Emergency room patients can be dropped off or picked up near the emergency room loading zone from now through the end of the project. Parking will be available in the street or in the main parking lot until the project is completed in August of 2017.

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Miracle Treat Day Set July 27th; Jamestown Location Participating

JAMESTOWN, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) - Dairy Queen will be holding their 12th Annual Miracle Treat Day to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.

During the day, participating Dairy Queen’s will donate one dollar or more from every Blizzard Treat sold that will support the network. Donations will stay local to help local kids. In 2016, over $4 million was raised on Miracle Treat Day alone.

“The Dairy Queen system is celebrating a 33 year-old partnership with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, during which time local restaurants have raised more than $125 million for local hospitals,” a release states.

Dairy Queen Jamestown has also had its hand in helping the cause. In 2016, more than 548 kids in Stutsman County benefited from the Children’s Miracle Network. Jamestown Dairy Queen raised more than $2,700 in one single day that stayed local to help those kids.

In total, $111,000 were raised last year in North Dakota and Minnesota during the treat day.

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Dazey Man Sentenced to Two Years in Prison

VALLEY CITY, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) – 32 year-old Timothy Charles Lang of Dazey has been sentenced to the prison for 2 years with credit for 42 days already served.

Lang pled guilty for Failure to register as a Sex Offender which is a Class C Felony.

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North Dakota Fishing Hall of Fame to Induct 4 New Members

GARRISON, N.D. (AP) — Four new members are slated to be inducted into the North Dakota Fishing Hall of Fame.

They are Paul Haug of Fargo, Clayton Folden of New Town, Richard Fink of Bismarck, and the Lake Region Anglers Association of Devils Lake.

Haug is a 2001 inductee to the Muskies, Inc. Hall of Fame and has served as president and director of the North Dakota Sportfishing Congress. Folden is a longtime competitive angler who led an effort to build a concrete boat ramp and accompanying breakwater at the Van Hook Arm of Lake Sakakawea. Fink has served as president of the Bis-Man Reel & Rec Club and founding member of the “Take a Kid Fishing” program.

The Lake Region Anglers Association was founded in 1975.

The ceremony is scheduled Thursday in Garrison.

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Barnes County Calls for Service

VALLEY CITY, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) – The daily calls for service that area law enforcement responded to is listed below.

The daily calls for service include: Valley City Police Department, North Dakota Highway Patrol, Ambulance and Fire & Rescue.

The following attachments are calls for service received by Barnes County Dispatchers.

Click on the icon below to see a list of the calls.

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Recall Petition for LaMoure County State’s Attorney Fails

LAMOURE, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) - Recall of the LaMoure County State’s Attorney has fallen short.

Due to incomplete addresses on petitions, LaMoure County State’s Attorney Tonya Duffy will retain her position. A group of citizens calling themselves the Committee to Recall State’s Attorney Tonya Duffy had collected around 613 signatures, which were turned in on June 20th.

170 of those signatures were rejected due to incomplete addresses, making the petition 98 signatures short for a recall election.

The reason for the recall was stated as Duffy “lacking the competency and demeanor to hold the office and neglecting to properly perform the duties of the county’s prosecuting attorney.”

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