University of Jamestown Inaugurates Peterson as 14th President

JAMESTOWN, N.D. ( – The University of Jamestown held the inauguration of their 14th President Dr. Polly Peterson Thursday afternoon at Harold Newman Arena. Peterson succeeds Robert Badal, who served from 2002-2018, as the 14th leader of the institution. Faculty, staff, and students were on hand to celebrate Peterson’s official ascension to the presidency....
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Alan LaFave Named President of Valley City State University

VALLEY CITY, N.D. ( – The North Dakota State Board of Higher Education selected Alan LaFave to be the next president of Valley City State University. LaFave previously served as the provost and vice president for academic affairs at Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota. LaFave will be sworn in as the 14th...
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Bio-Refinery Plant to be Built in Spiritwood, North Dakota

SPIRITWOOD, N.D. ( – Groundbreaking for a bio-refinery plant that will be built in Spiritwood, North Dakota is planned for the spring of 2019. NDSU Extension Educator Randy Grueneich said the plant will produce about 16 million gallons of cellulosic ethanol per year using about 280,000 tons of wheat straw. He said the advanced...
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Bank Forward Supports V-500 Scholarship Program

VALLEY CITY, N.D. ( – Bank Forward of Valley City is proud to support Valley City State University through the V-500 Scholarship Program. Hannah Aberle and Hannah Dockter, both of Valley City, each received a $1,000 scholarship this fall thanks to the continued generosity and support of Bank Forward of Valley City. Dockter, a...
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Update on Jamestown man who was forced to cut off his Hand

JAMESTOWN, N.D. (KFGO) – A North Dakota man who lost a hand while making sausage says his left arm got caught in an electric meat mixer and he was forced to cut it off above the wrist with a butcher knife. Sixty-nine-year-old Army veteran Myron Schlafman was injured August 17 when he was taking...
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Jamestown Referendum Fails

JAMESTOWN, N.D. ( – The $34 million referendum to improve some aspects of Jamestown Public Schools while closing Washington and moving the football field to the high school was shot down by the voters of Jamestown on Tuesday. The vote was overwhelmingly on the no side: 2769 to 1140. “Our community has told us...
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Senator Heitkamp Donates Computers to Jamestown School

JAMESTOWN, N.D. ( – U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp announced that she is donating five U.S. Senate computers to be used in classrooms at the James River Special Education Cooperative in Jamestown. The U.S. Senate Computers for Schools Program helps public schools take advantage of the information age by channeling surplus Senate computers into classrooms...
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Valley City Out of the Darkness Community Walk September 30

VALLEY CITY, N.D. ( – A community walk to raise awareness of suicide prevention and awareness programs will be held on Sunday, September 30th in Valley City. Anyone interested in participating in the Valley City Out of the Darkness Community Walk is invited to register for the event at 2:30pm with the walk starting...
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