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Fatal Collision Near Strasburg
September 1

STRASBURG, ND – Charges are pending after a fatal collision near Strasburg, ND.

The North Dakota Highway Patrol says the driver of a car failed to yield at a yield sign at 5 p.m. Friday at the ...(more)

Police Investigating Storage Burglaries
September 1

JAMESTOWN – Several storage units were broken into around Jamestown over the weekend.

Jamestown Police report that storage units at Storage Space Center on U.S. Highway 281 North, Central Stora...(more)

Former Jamestown Resident Killed in Collision
August 29

MAX,ND - A former Jamestown resident has died in a collision in western North Dakota. The North Dakota Highway Patrol has identified 55-year-old Roger Steckler of Bismarck as the man who died in a co...(more)

Landlord Training Event Scheduled in Jamestown
August 28

JAMESTOWN - Stutsman County Housing Authority (SCHA) will host a Landlord Training Event on Thursday, Oct. 30 in Jamestown, N.D. The event’s purpose is to help educate landlords, owners, property man...(more)

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Ending One Season, Beginning Another
Sun, 31 Aug 2014

The calendar is filled with annual milestones. As an example, Labor Day is known as the unofficial end of summer. This is an excellent time to review the growing season. How did this season's wheat crop compare? Where are we in the number of GDD's and what's going on with our corn? Has it been a good grass year on our pasture ground? For the Red River Farm Network team, we're looking ahead to the Big Iron Farm Show, coming up September 9-11 in West Fargo. A busy agenda is planned in the RRFN tent. For the ag community, Big Iron is the unofficial start of the 2015 season. Major agribusiness companies will unveil new products for the 2015 growing season, kicking off numerous input decisions. Make plans to attend the Big Iron Farm Show.
Heitkamp Challenges CP Plan
Thu, 28 Aug 2014

North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp says Canadian Pacific Railway’s new plan to handle ag shipment delays is flawed. Heitkamp called out CP CEO Hunter Harrison for his company’s new plan. Heitkamp said Hunter's plan is seriously flawed because it ignores the current number of unfilled requests from grain elevators and forces elevators to start from scratch in the middle of the harvest season. Heitkamp says CP’s lower open orders from elevators isn’t because Canadian Pacific has fulfilled those requests, it’s because Canadian Pacific is making the elevators cancel most of their open orders leaving them without certainty they will receive the cars they need under the new system.
Procedure for Challenging Rail Rates Needs a Second Look
Tue, 26 Aug 2014

In a letter to the Surface Transportation Board, USDA says existing procedures for challenging the rates that railroads quote to grain shippers do not provide effective protection against unreasonable rail transportation rates. USDA says several alternative methods for negotiating rates, including one floated by the National Grain and Feed Association, deserve a look. 
ND Signs Deal with West Coast Ports
Wed, 27 Aug 2014

Under an agreement between the Port of Vancouver and the North Dakota Department of Agriculture, more rail cars will be sent to North Dakota. The cars will ship products such as lumber, paper, cement and fertilizer here, and then backfilled with North Dakota crops that will be shipped west. North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring says the Port of Vancouver will buy 180 railcars and ship two shuttle trains per month to North Dakota initially. “We’re trying to find unique ways of addressing the rail challenges. Instead of sending cars back empty, let’s load them up with something.” The Port will also invest in load centers. Goehring tells RRFN this will provide some relief. “It frees up grain cars for other shipments. If we’re having trouble trying to access grain cars here, those cars can now be used to pull grain out of other parts of North Dakota. It’s not going to solve the problem, but it’s going to provide relief. If this model seems to work, they’re going to continue to invest in load centers and box cars.”
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