CodeRED Test in Stutsman County on Friday
Posted by KSJB News on 2/16/2017 12:15:00 PM.

 

JAMESTOWN - Stutsman County Emergency Manager Jerry Berquist has announced that on Friday, February 17th Stutsman County Communications will be performing a county-wide test of the CodeRED mass notification system. The test will occur between 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.
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Britax Baby Strollers Recalled After Injuries
Posted by KSJB News on 2/16/2017 11:03:00 AM.
 
NEW YORK (AP) - Britax is recalling more than 700,000 strollers because the car seat component can unexpectedly disengage.

Further Public Comment Sought on Education Law
Posted by KSJB News on 2/16/2017 10:49:00 AM.

 

BISMARCK, N.D. (Dale Wetzel) – State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler is seeking public comment on North Dakota’s almost-completed plan for complying with the new Every Student Succeeds Act federal education law.
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Coalition Will Gather Items to Help the Homeless
Posted by KSJB News on 2/14/2017 10:54:00 AM.

 One out of 9 in ND are under 18.

 
JAMESTOWN, ND (Casie Dubray) - The North Dakota Region VI Homeless Coalition is partnering with Jamestown Ministerial Association, Triumph Inc, and Edgewood Senior Living to assemble “Blessing Bags” of donated essential care items for people experiencing homelessness and or other hardships. This second annual event establishes “Mercy Box” locations where people can donate new travel sized personal care items, small pre-packaged non-perishable snacks, socks, and small first aid supplies.
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Youth with Disabilities Encouraged to Plan Now for Summer Work
Posted by KSJB News on 2/14/2017 8:40:00 AM.

 

BISMARCK, N.D. – As spring approaches, students are reminded it’s not too early to think about a summer job and gaining valuable work experience. The North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Division of Vocational Rehabilitation is offering job search assistance and other support to high school students with disabilities who want to work this summer.
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  • Trump Sends Letter of Support
    President Donald Trump sent a letter of support to those attending the National Ethanol Conference in San Diego. Trump said ethanol and the Renewable Fuels Standard are important to the rural economy. Trump also promised to address the regulatory burden on the renewable fuels business. In his words, the industry has “suffered from overzealous, job-killing regulation.”
  • APUC Awards Funds
    The North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission (APUC) has awarded nearly $192,000 in grants to fund four value-added projects in the state. Archer Daniels Midland in Fargo received $93,000 for engineering costs for a protein production facility to be located in North Dakota. Grand Prairie Agriculture in Devils Lake was awarded $45,000 for initial project engineering to produce a farrow-to-wean sow farm, focusing on gilt production. 
  • Kubela Hired
    Hurley and Associates has hired Jacob Kubela as risk management consultant in its Wheaton, Minnesota office. Kubela grew up in Wahpeton, North Dakota where he worked on the family farm through high school and college. He graduated from NDSU and worked previously for AgCountry Farm Credit Services in Fergus Falls, Minnesota.
  • Gaskalla New Executive Director Ag in Classroom
    The National Agriculture in the Classroom Organization has named Lisa Gaskalla as executive director. Gaskalla, who was the executive director of Florida Agriculture in the Classroom for 13 years, served as interim executive director of the national organization during its national search to fill the position last year. NAITCO helps K-12 teachers use agricultural concepts to teach reading, writing, math, science, social studies and more.
  • Canton Retires
    After 16 years working for North Dakota Senator John Hoeven, Communications Director Don Canton’s last day on the job will be Friday. Canton’s replacement will be Deputy Communications Director Kami Capener. Alex Finken is taking the lead on communications in the state of North Dakota. 
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    Rumblings out of Senate Ag Committee Chair Pat Roberts office of a trade agreement with Japan could be in the works. Global Analytics and Consulting President Mike Zuzolo says a trade agreement would be very welcome news. 255MZ1          :37                          …those two together”
  • A Slight Decline
    For 2016/2017, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada forecasts a slight decline in net cash farm income, but it will remain above the 2011-2015 average. The primary driver of declining income is weakness in livestock markets. Crop receipts are expected to increase in both 2016 and 2017, due to strong marketing of canola last year and an overall increase in grain marketings this year, as last year’s large crop works its way through the system. Canada’s net farm income for 2016 is estimated to decline two percent, to $14.8 billion. A decline of seven percent is expected this year. Livestock receipts are expected to decline seven percent in 2016, with another four percent drop expected this year.
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