ND Launches Vulnerable Population Registry
Posted by KSJB News on 7/31/2015 8:40:00 AM.
Bismarck, ND – The ND Department of Emergency Services (NDDES), along with their program partners, announce the launch of a new, statewide vulnerable population registry. The registry, called the ND Special Needs Registry (NDSNR), is the result of collaboration between NDDES, other state agencies, volunteer organizations, stakeholder groups, and individuals with functional and access needs.

Jamestown Police Warn of Sex Offender
Posted by KSJB News on 7/30/2015 11:53:00 AM.
  Joseph Allen Johnson
JAMESTOWN - Jamestown Police are warning residents of a convicted high-risk sex offender who is now living in the city.

Major Commercial and Housing Projects Moving in Jamestown
Posted by KSJB News on 7/30/2015 9:46:00 AM.
JAMESTOWN - A new hotel, convention center and retail center development located west of the Jamestown Regional Medical Center has moved closer to reality.

Funds Available to Plant Community and School Orchards
Posted by KSJB News on 7/30/2015 8:35:00 AM.
BISMARCK – (Michelle Mielke) - Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring says $40,000 is available to help North Dakota communities and schools plant orchards in 2016. Communities and schools are eligible to apply for grants of $500 to $10,000. The grants are available on a competitive basis.

New Electronic Cigarette Law Takes Effect August 1
Posted by KSJB News on 7/29/2015 7:38:00 AM.
BISMARCK - (Donna Thronson) - North Dakota’s new electronic cigarette law, House Bill 1186, goes into effect on Sat., Aug. 1. It prohibits minors from using, possessing or purchasing electronic smoking devices, alternative nicotine products or any of their component parts, and requires child-resistant packaging for liquid nicotine containers.

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    CW Valley agronomy manager Mike Bjertness is happy with the crop conditions in the Comstock, Minnesota area. "For sugarbeets, the guys are expecting very good yeilds; they're looking awesome," said Bjertness, "Beans are starting to come around; they really shot up when we got nicer weather." Bjertness expects the spring wheat harvest to begin by midweek. "We have been experiencing some lodging, but it hasn't been terrible though so we're expecting a pretty easy harvest." Bjertness says his crew has been busy spraying for soybean aphids. The second application of fungicide for cercospora leaf spot will likely take place next week in the southern Red River Valley.
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    North Dakota State University Extension agronomist Joel Ransom says the recent warmer weather has been nearly ideal for corn development. Based on North Dakota Ag Weather Network (NDAWN) maps, corn growing degree day accumulations are running slightly ahead of the long-term average for most of North Dakota, with some locations in the southeastern part of the state running 50 to 100 GDDs behind normal.
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