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City of Jamestown Mosquito Spraying
July 18

Spraying in the City of Jamestown for adult mosquitoes will continue for the following 1-2 evenings as is necessary.

All spraying is contingent upon weather conditions.

All spraying o...(more)

Violent Crime Up Over 7% for Second Year
July 15

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Violent crimes in North Dakota increased by more than 7 percent in 2013, but the state's attorney general says the 2013 crime report has a few promising trends.

Wayne St...(more)

CHS Spiritwood Project Remains on Hold
July 15

JAMESTOWN The largest commercial construction project in North Dakota remains on hold as company officials mull the costs and other factors.

In September 2012 CHS announced plans for a $1.2 b...(more)

Blues Name Valley City Native as New CEO
July 14

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota has hired a new president and chief executive officer after the company's previous chief was canned following nearly $80 million in financi...(more)

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Heitkamp Challenges CP to Release More Detail About Shipping Delays
Mon, 21 Jul 2014

North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp has sent a letter to Canadian Pacific Railroad President and CEO Hunter Harrison, seeking details on the current agriculture shipping delays. With harvest fast approaching, Heitkamp is concerned about the ability of the current grain storage and delivery system to handle more rail service problems. While CP has released broad information, Heitkamp is asking the railroad company to provide more specifics about the issues in North Dakota.
Basis Improvements Not Likely in the Short-term
Mon, 21 Jul 2014

Just as railroads are making progress on past-due railcars, country elevators are seeing the cost of cars for the new-crop harvest rise. "They're ranging anywhere from a couple thousand bucks to as high as $4,000," said Carrol Duerr, general manager, Colfax Farmers Elevator, "That's what ends up in the basis levels because we're paying premiums above and beyond the normal rate to get that freight." At $4,000 per car, Duerr says that equates to almost $1 a bushel.
Sharpen Gains EU MRL
Fri, 18 Jul 2014

The European Union has been approved the Maximum Residue Limit, or MRL, for Sharpen on dry beans. BASF technical service representative Ken Deibert says the industry has been working on this EU approval for over three years. "Sharpen herbicide has been labeled on a number of crops for pre-emergence and pre-plant," said Deibert, "With this exciting news, there is the opportunity to apply Sharpen as a harvest aid or desiccant for dry beans and soybeans."
Disaster Declaration Granted
Fri, 18 Jul 2014

President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration for parts of Minnesota. This designation impacts eight counties in southern Minnesota, who faced severe storms in June and July. The federal government will now assist in the recovery effort.
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