Drought Conditions Worsen in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Drought conditions have worsened dramatically in North Dakota over the past week The latest U.S. Drought Monitor map shows about 8 percent of the state in extreme drought. None of the state was in that category a week ago. The areas of extreme drought are in the southwest, central and...
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Stutsman County Sheriff’s Department Seeking Wanted Individual

JAMESTOWN, N.D. ( - The Stutsman County Sheriff’s Office is seeking a fugitive wanted on outstanding drug charges. 57 year-old James Storlie is wanted for possession with intent to deliver and warrants for drug paraphernalia and driving with a suspended driver’s license. Storlie is 6 feet 4 inches, weighs 200 pounds and has hazel eyes...
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Maple Valley School Board Official Election Results

TOWER CITY, N.D. ( – The canvassing of the June 13th Maple Valley Public School District is now in the books and the school board approved of the results during a special meeting on June 19th. The following results of the election are available below: 3 year term Region of Fingal-      Corinna Knecht...
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Jeff Nathan received the VCSU Distinguished Service Award from President Tisa Mason at the VCSU Foundation Board Meeting on June 12.

Jeff Nathan receives VCSU Distinguished Service Award

VALLEY CITY, N.D. ( – Valley City State University President Tisa Mason presented Jeff Nathan with the Valley City State University Distinguished Service Award at a meeting of the VCSU Foundation Board in the Student Center Skoal Room on Monday, June 12. Mason cited Nathan’s longstanding commitment to Valley City State University. A founding...
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Jamestown Hosting Camping & Caching Event Saturday

JAMESTOWN, N.D. ( – Geocaching, a recreational activity of hunting and finding hidden objects by means of GPS, has become a lifetime hobby for some. On Saturday, June 24th, people from all over will be invited to attend a Camping & Caching event in Jamestown. Frank Balak is a member of the North Dakota...
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North Dakota Farmers Union Calls for Release of CRP Acres

JAMESTOWN, N.D. ( - North Dakota Farmers Union (NDFU) is urging U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to open Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres for emergency haying and grazing due to widespread drought. “Livestock producers need help now,” said NDFU President Mark Watne. “Feed supplies are deteriorating fast, hay is in short supply due to...
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Sargeant County Man Pulled From Slough Sunday Dies

COGSWELL, ND (KFGO) – A man airlifted to a Fargo hospital after he was pulled from Kraft Slough northwest of Cogswell has died. He was William Vandervoort, 57, of rural Gwinner. Sargent County Sheriff Travis Paeper says Vandervoort was with friends who lost sight of him Sun. evening. He was in the water for...
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Two Businesses to Move Into Former Vansco Building Near Valley City

VALLEY CITY, N.D. ( – Two existing businesses will be moving to a new location northwest of Valley City. Area Economic Development Director Jennifer Feist says the Valley Development Corporation owns the building and will be spending $75,000 to remodel the structure. Feist can’t release the names of the businesses yet, but she says...
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