JAMESTOWN - In what has become a familiar scenario over recent years, the Jamestown City Council's preliminary budget for 2016 includes a 5% increase in property taxes and a 5% increase in charges for all city-operated utilities. More
Jamestown Choralaires Launching 61st Season
Posted by KSJB News on 8/25/2015 9:13:00 AM.
JAMESTOWN - (Mark Sherfy) - The Jamestown Choralaires will begin their 61st year of choral music with their first rehearsal on Wednesday, September 9 at 8:30 PM in the Jamestown Middle School band room. They're looking for new members. More
Land Rents Will be Under Scrutiny for '16 Given the current farm economy, one of the big questions going into fall is where land rents will be next spring. North Dakota State University Extension farm management specialist Andy Swenson says there will be some challenges. "It kind of looks like the rents that were on the outer edge will have to come down and landlords probably be happy if they can maintain existing rents." Swenson says flex rents may be an option.
Energy Grants Awarded The North Dakota State Energy Program has awarded funding requests for eight grants totaling nearly $267,000. The mission of the program is to promote energy conservation and efficiency, and reduce the rate of growth of energy demand. The North Dakota Ethanol Council received a $30,000 grant to expand the offering of E15 in the state and increasing the use of distillers grains in the state. North Dakota State University received $18,500 to provide education regarding agricultural energy efficiency.
UND Receives Rural Healthcare Grant The US Department of Health and Human Services’ Health and Human Services Administration has awarded $726,000 to the University of North Dakota. The funds will be used to support UND’s Rural Hospital Flexibility Program, which works to improve access and quality of rural healthcare.
New Farm Broadcaster Joins RRFN Team Today, the Red River Farm Network welcomes Carah Hart to our farm broadcast team. Carah is a Missouri native, who has worked at advertising agencies in the St. Louis and Dallas areas. Carah is a past recipient of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting Foundation scholarship. Carah can be reached at email@example.com. Carah joins Mike Hergert, Don Wick and Randy Koenen in 'Reporting Agriculture's Business.'
Injunction Granted After two other federal courts denied similar requests, the US District Court of North Dakota has issued an emergency injunction, preventing the EPA Waters of the United States rule from taking effect. The ruling by Judge Ralph Erickson also criticized EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers, saying they violated their authority when they promulgated the rule. Meanwhile, the Obama Administration is moving forward with implementation, with the exception of the 13 states that won the injunction. That means North Dakota and South Dakota are not subject to the rule, but it is in place in Minnesota.