JAMESTOWN, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) – The Stutsman County Commission met in regular session on Tuesday, February 6th.

During the meeting, Courthouse Maintenance Supervisor Jim Fettig gave quotes to award for Electrical and Plumbing and Heating. There was also renewal of the Trane Service Contract.

Later in the meeting, Stutsman County State’s Attorney Fritz Fremgen reported that they broke a record for the number of felonies in a year.

“In 1993 with two attorneys, there was only 10 felonies,” Fremgen reported. “This year, we had a record 275 felonies with two or three attorneys.”

The annual report from Fremgen showcased how busy his department has become.

Fremgen says he continues to top the state list for most cases being handled in a county.

Fremgen hopes the county can take steps to help alleviate the pressure on the State’s Attorney Department.

Later, Stutsman County Housing Authority Executive Director David Klein came before the commission requesting a name change for his organization.

Klein says because of this, they wanted to adopt a name that could become more recognizable to other counties that they are serving.

Klein says the Stutsman County Housing Authority was founded on February 6th, 1968, making the name change to the Great Plains Housing Authority on its 50th anniversary.

The Commission approved the name change as well as amendment of their bylaws and the addition of two new board members from other counties.