North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp. Photos by Steve Urness.

Senator Heitkamp Talks With Journalism Students & New Voices Act Advocates

VALLEY CITY, N.D. ( North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp met with supporters of the John Wall New Voices Act of North Dakota (HB 1471) at Valley City State University on Tuesday, November 24. The John Wall New Voices Act protects high school and college student journalists from school district or university administrator’s censorship. Since...
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Names Released In Fatal Rollover Near Jamestown

JAMESTOWN, N.D. ( – The names have been released in the fatal rollover that occurred six miles north of Jamestown on Tuesday, November 24th. According to Sgt. Kennelly with the North Dakota Highway Patrol, 16 year-old Baylee Stoppleworth of Kensal and 16 year-old Marci Olsen of Jamestown were traveling northbound on Highway 20 at...
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Devils Lake Outlets Shut Down For The Year; Lake Elevation 1450 Feet (Audio)

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. ( The elevation of Devils Lake dipped below 1450 feet on Tuesday, November 24. This year the lake dropped two feet. The outlets were shut off on November 9. State Water Commission spokesman Jon Kelch says the outlets dropped the lake by one foot and evaporation lowered the lake by another...
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Salvation Army Receives Anonymous Match Donation For This Weekend

JAMESTOWN, N.D. ( – The Jamestown Salvation Army has kicked off their annual red kettle campaign and have received a little help from an anonymous donor. Major Tim Nauta with the Jamestown Salvation Army stated that an anonymous donor has given a match donation for the community kettles. Every donation made will be matched...
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National Blue Ribbon School Ceremony Highlights In Valley City (Audio)

VALLEY CITY, N.D. ( The “National Blue Ribbon” plaque and Banner were on display during a special ceremony last night at Washington Elementary School to recognize the National Blue Ribbon Award.   Dept. of Public Instruction Superintendent Kirsten Baesler, a VCSU graduate says the commitment of so many people within this school district is...
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Holiday Dazzle Parade Entry Winners

JAMESTOWN, N.D. ( – The 12th Annual Holiday Dazzle Parade took place Tuesday night in Jamestown and had a great attendance. Roughly 40 floats and many emergency departments took place in the long-standing tradition. Four awards were given to floats including the Best Dazzle Award, Most Outstanding Civic or Nonprofit Float Award, Most Outstanding...
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Foster County Sheriff Warning Residents Of New Scam

CARRINGTON, N.D. ( – Foster County Sheriff Ian Mattice is warning residents of a scam making the rounds involving the department. According to Sheriff Mattice, a male individual is calling residents and falsely representing himself as a Foster County Deputy. The male states that there are current warrants out for people and that if...
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Several Local Students Nominated As Presidential Scholars For 2016

BISMARCK, N.D. ( – State School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler has nominated 25 North Dakota high school seniors to compete for Presidential Scholarships. The nominees come from across the state. Next spring, one male and one female student will be chosen as North Dakota’s Presidential Scholars. Fewer than 170 students will be picked in the...
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