Walleye War: Lake Tourism Officials to Fish Off on Facebook

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — When tourism spokesmen for two top ice fishing destinations in the Upper Midwest go head to head in January, there could be a lot on the line — their fishing lines, anyway. Tanner Cherney at North Dakota’s Devils Lake and Joe Henry at Minnesota’s Lake of the Woods are facing...
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Barnes County Jail Committee Update

VALLEY CITY, N.D. ( – A Barnes County Jail Committee meeting was held on December 4. In October of 2018, architects, engineers and construction managers gave presentations to the committee. At that time, a majority of the members voted to pursue every available resource to build a new jail. The cost to build a...
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VCSU Alumni Gjovik and Hatt win ACTE National Awards

SAN ANTONIO ( – Peder Gjovik ’77 and Katie Hatt M.Ed. ’16 won national awards at the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) national conference, CareerTech VISION 2018, in San Antonio, Texas, on November 28. Gjovik, associate professor and chair of the VCSU Department of Technology, was named ACTE 2019 Teacher Educator of...
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Stutsman County Sheriff’s Office Felony Friday

JAMESTOWN, N.D. ( – Each Friday when needed, the Stutsman County Sheriff’s Office will announce a “Felon Friday” to gain more information from the public and locate a wanted individual. This week the Sheriff’s Office is seeking information leading to the arrest of Benjamin John Dean Chopper. Chopper is a 23 year-old Native American...
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Barnes County Awards for Years of Service

VALLEY CITY, N.D. ( – Barnes County employees gathered to celebrate the holidays by honoring those employees who reached milestone employment years of service for the county. The employees were presented with awards by various department heads and by Barnes County Commissioners. Not Pictured: Kelli Schneider 5 yrs, Kallie Gruman 5 yrs, Randy Grueneich...
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Beautification Committee Sensory Garden Work Continues

JAMESTOWN, N.D. ( – The Jamestown Area Chamber of Commerce sub-committee is continuing their hard work on the new Sensory Garden. The City Beautification Committee is a sub-committee of the chamber and has been putting efforts forward to complete the unique garden for area residents. Chamber Executive Director Emily Bivens says they’ve received a...
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Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign Starts December 14th

JAMESTOWN, N.D. ( – The statewide enforcement campaign Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over begins December 14 through January 31. Law enforcement across the state will have extra patrols to remove impaired drivers from the road. In North Dakota in 2017, approximately 1 in 6 adult arrests were for Driving Under the Influence (DUI)....
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UJ’s Greg Ross Recognized on Prairie Business Magazines 40 Under 40

JAMESTOWN, N.D. ( – Prairie Business Magazine has released their annual 40 Under 40 list, which features 40 of the top business professionals under the age of 40 in the Northern Plains. “These inspiring and dedicated professionals come from a wide range of industries and have made significant impacts in their chosen professions, industries...
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