Oakes Test Area Title Transferred to Dicky-Sargent Irrigation District

WASHINGTON (Senator Hoeven Office) – North Dakota Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer introduced legislation to transfer the title for the Oakes Test Area, an irrigation research site, from the Bureau of Reclamation to the Dickey-Sargent Irrigation District. The local irrigation district continues to make use of the facility, but is unable to make...
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City of Jamestown Launching Snow Removal Program Tuesday

JAMESTOWN, N.D. ( – The City of Jamestown will send out crews to begin the full snow plowing program beginning 5 AM Tuesday. Crews will start with Emergency routes and once completed, they will begin plowing residential areas at 11 AM. Crews will work through the night on the downtown district starting at 11...
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SNAP Benefits Will Be Issued March 1st

BISMARCK, N.D. (NDHS) – The North Dakota Department of Human Services announced today that Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits for March will be issued to qualifying low-income households on March 1. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will provide funding for next month’s benefits even if there is a second partial federal government...
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February is Child Passenger Safety Month; Child Restraint Reminders

VALLEY CITY, N.D. ( The Valley City Police Department is paying special attention to children who are supposed to be in car seats and boosters in vehicles. Here are a few reminders, Children younger than 8 years of age are required to ride in a child restraint. A correctly used seat belt may be...
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University Students Gaining Real World Skills with VITA Program

JAMESTOWN, N.D. ( – University of Jamestown students are gaining real world skills utilizing the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. The IRS sponsored program is offered to those who generally make $55,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited speaking taxpayers who need assistance preparing their own tax returns. Vicki Greshik is an...
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Hundreds Expected for 11th Annual JRFD Fishing Tournament this Weekend

JAMESTOWN, N.D. ( – The Jamestown Rural Fire Department’s (JRFD) largest fundraiser returns to the ice February 16th. Held annually, the Jamestown Rural Fire Department & Knights of Columbus 11th Annual Ice Fishing Tournament has raised thousands of dollars for the JRFD in its history. Secretary/Treasurer and Fire Fighter Travis Lemieux says some of...
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YPJ Using March Volleyball Tournament to Bring in Business

JAMESTOWN, N.D. ( – The Young Professionals of Jamestown (YPJ) are hoping to bring individuals to the community for a volleyball tournament, while also bringing in business to the area. YPJ is a branch of the Jamestown Area Chamber of Commerce that promotes growth and networking among other young professionals in Jamestown. YPJ member...
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Man Dies After Falling Under Equipment Used to Clear Snow

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Grand Forks police say a man was killed when he fell under a piece of equipment that was being used to remove snow. Police were called to the scene about 3 a.m. Saturday. Authorities say the man slipped off the front of a skid steer machine and fell under...
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