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The Jamestown Regional Airport Authority awarded the bid to improve and expand the airport’s parking lot to Border States Paving Inc on Wednesday. Members Mark Urquhart and Trent Slotto were absent.
Detective Dale Ackland of the Jamestown Police Department was recognized Friday for his work on raising public awareness about human trafficking by U.S. Attorney Christopher Myers.
Work to transform the Alfred Dickey Library as part of the Centennial Initiative is tentatively scheduled to start May 21. At its meeting Monday the James River Valley Library System Library Board reviewed the timeline of when and where work would take place on improvements to the library. The board approved a contract with Nill Construction of Jamestown for $376,300 to do interior and exterior work to the library, which is turning 100 in 2019.
If you go What: "SHAPE SHIFTERS: Fibers, Threads and Fabric" exhibit When: April 12 to May 19 Where: The Arts Center, 115 2nd St. SW. Details: The Arts Center is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, closed Sunday. Free admission.
Most city, county and school board seats up for election on June 12 will see a contest as the deadline for filing election petitions passed on Monday. The Jamestown Parks and Recreation Commission has six candidates vying for three seats. Incumbent Mike Landscoot is seeking re-election to the four-year seat. Also seeking a seat on the commission are Chris Aarhus, Mindi Schmitz, Mike Soulis, Ryan Schlafman and Mike Ostlie. Incumbent Larry Knoblich said he is not seeking re-election to the commission and Richard Ryan resigned his seat last summer.
The Jamestown Police Department saw an overall increase in calls for service in 2017, with gross sexual imposition calls and suspicious person/activity calls showing larger increases. Overall, the department responded to 17,432 calls for service in 2017, which is up 5.8 percent from 16,456 in 2016. Scott Edinger, Jamestown chief of police, said the increase in the overall calls for service is a little surprising given that part of the department's officers were at the protest site for the Dakota Access Pipeline near Cannon Ball, N.D., for the first four months of 2017.
Stutsman County Parks Superintendent Marlyn Bertsch resigned his position Monday for personal reasons, according to Nicole Meland, Stutsman County auditor/chief operating officer. The Stutsman County Park Board had scheduled a special meeting Monday to appoint an interim superintendent, but had to cancel the meeting when a member couldn’t show up due to travel delays.
The sound of "gunfire" erupted around 3 p.m. Thursday in the lobby of Jamestown Regional Medical Center, part of a drill to test the medical center's training in case of an active shooter inside the building. The gunfire came from cap guns, devices that make a loud sound similar to gunfire, according to Scott Edinger, Jamestown chief of police.
KENSAL, N.D. -- What caused a Canadian Pacific Railway train to derail about three-quarters of a mile east of Kensal around 3:12 a.m. on Friday, March 30, remains under investigation by the company. According to information from Andy Cummings, manager of media relations for Canadian Pacific Railway, two locomotives and three cars of a westbound Canadian Pacific Railway mixed freight train derailed near Kensal.