New Bill Increasing All Phone Costs for New Statewide Radio Network

BISMARCK, N.D. ( – Passed by the North Dakota Legislature, House Bill 1178 will be raising all landline and cellphone bills by $0.50, sending it to the State Treasurer’s Office for a Statewide Interoperable Radio Network (SIRN). The bill will go into effect on July 1st.  Stutsman County Emergency Manager Jerry Bergquist says most...
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Jamestown Airport Sees Over 800 in April; Continues Upward Trend

JAMESTOWN, N.D. ( – The Jamestown Regional Airport has continued its positive trend of passengers boarding during the month of April. According to the latest numbers from the North Dakota Aeronautics Commission, Jamestown’s Airport reported 869 total passengers, topping 652 in April 2016. Other state airports with growing numbers included Bismarck with 21,183, Devils...
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Diesel Fuel Release in Devils Lake

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. ( – The North Dakota Department of Health has been notified of a diesel fuel release at the North Dakota Army National Guard’s Camp Grafton. The release was located roughly 6 miles south of Devils Lake in Ramsey County. The spill occurred sometime Tuesday. According to the NDDoH, a system malfunction...
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Goehring Announces Locations & Dates for 2017 Project Safe Send

BISMARCK, N.D. ( – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has announced the dates and locations for the 2017 Project Safe Send collections in July and August. According to the North Dakota Department of Agriculture, the collection dates allow farmers, ranchers, pesticide dealers and applicators, government agencies and homeowners to dispose of any unusable pesticides. “Over...
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Driver Not Injured After Falling Asleep at Wheel and Rolling Vehicle Monday

JAMESTOWN, N.D. ( – A Bismarck man escaped serious injuries after falling asleep at the wheel Monday afternoon west of Jamestown. Ryan Fetch, 20, of Bismarck, was traveling westbound on I-94 when he fell asleep at the wheel. He woke up in the median and over-corrected, traveling across both westbound and eastbound lanes and...
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Valley City Beautification Committee Volunteers Plant Trees

VALLEY CITY, N.D. ( – Valley City Beautification Committee volunteers recently planted 36 native Burr Oak trees along the banks of the Sheyenne River in Valley City. Member Robert Falk said these plantings will enhance the beauty of the new permanent flood protection walls and levee system between Viking Drive and 4th Street West...
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Crop Walk For Hunger in Valley City

VALLEY CITY, N.D. ( Nearly 160 people participated in the annual Crop Walk for Hunger event on May 10th in Valley City. Co-event coordinator Sharon Buhr said 157 people and four dogs participated in the annual Crop Walk for Hunger event. She said twenty percent of the money raised from this event will go...
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Farm Rescue

Farm Rescue Receives $170,000 Grant from Engelstad Family Foundation

HORACE, N.D. ( - Farm Rescue, a nonprofit organization that provides volunteer-based planting, harvesting or haying assistance free of charge to farm and ranch families who have experienced a major illness, injury or natural disaster, received a grant totaling $170,000 from the Engelstad Family Foundation. Funding will go toward equipment purchases to expand Farm Rescue’s...
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