Missing 4-month-old boy found dead

JAMESTOWN, N.D.  — Authorities have located the 4 month old baby that had been missing for several days has been found dead an autopsy will be conducted.  Sheriff Kaiser says family has been notified. The mother of the baby Justice Lange, at last report  remained at a Fargo Hospital. More details are expected to be released later.

 

 

 

USDA Awards $100,000 To Ashley Fire Protection District

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development approved a grant of $66,000 and a loan of $34,000 for the Ashley Fire Protection District under the Community Facilities Direct Loans and Grants Program.

This investment will be used to purchase a newer pumper fire truck to enable the Ashley Fire Department to adequately serve and protect the residents of Ashley and Venturia, McIntosh County. The Ashley Fire Protection District also provided $20,000 to pay for the needed upgraded fire protection equipment.

 

First Quarter Taxable Sales and Purchases Increase Nearly 10 Percent

BISMARCK, N.D. – Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger announced yesterday that North Dakota’s taxable sales and purchases for the first quarter of 2018 had increased by nearly 10 percent. Taxable sales and purchases for January, February and March 2018 were nearly $4.1 billion, a 9.55 percent increase over those months in 2017.

“This 10 percent increase in the first quarter is the largest year-over-year growth we’ve seen since 2014,” Rauschenberger said. “We are continuing with positive gains as this is the fourth quarter in a row that we’ve seen growth in this report.

 

U.S. Senator Heitkamp Announces ‘Heidi Helps’ Session in Jamestown

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp today announced that her staff will hold a “Heidi Helps” in Jamestown on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 starting at 11:00 a.m. CT at the Jamestown City Hall. During the mobile office sessions, Heitkamp’s staffers will travel to different communities across the state to help North Dakotans who may need assistance or guidance in dealing with a federal issue.

“Making sure folks in every corner of North Dakota have easy access to my staffers for assistance is a top priority of mine and for each member on my staff,” said Heitkamp. 

 

Mayor Dwaine Heinrich Officially Takes Office

Newly elected Mayor Dwaine Heinrich and Councilman David Steele took the oath of office and took the respective positions on the Jamestown City Council on Tuesday during a special organizational meeting at City Hall. Former Jamestown Mayor Katie Andersen and former Councilman Ramone Gumke, were recognized by the City Council for their service to Jamestown.

Before the organizational meeting, the previous City Council approved a bid  by Strata Corp for $230,000 for a sidewalk project in the area of the Two Rivers Activity Center and the Jamestown Public High School.

 

Fugitives Caught After Pursuit Near Devils Lake, ND

FARGO, ND – Two fugitives that fled from the U.S. Marshals Service High Plains Fugitive Task Force in Moorhead, MN yesterday attempted to flee from law enforcement again today near Edmore, ND, this time without success. Jesse Byzewski, 36, and Laura Lorsung, 42, were captured approximately four miles east of Devils Lake, ND and two miles north of Highway 2.

Following tips from the public, the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office, the North Dakota Highway Patrol,

 

Elizabeth Kapp makes official announcement for Stutsman County Sheriff Bid

Elizabeth Kapp received sufficient write in votes from this past week’s election to get her name on the November Ballot. Earlier today she notified KSJB-AM & MIX 93.3FM that she will officially run for Stutsman County Sheriff. Kapp, wrote on her Facebook Page to make the announcement.

“Since I received more than enough votes to be on the November 2018 general election ballot, I will accept this opportunity to run for Sheriff.

 

Dwaine Henrich elected Mayor of Jamestown

The City of Jamestown elected a new mayor on Tuesday Night during the election. The unofficial election results showed that Dwaine Henrich defeated incumbent Katie Anderson by a vote of 1282 to 1100. Joshua Meade was also running for Mayor of Jamestown and he received 408 votes. The results are unofficial until canvassing is completed.

Residents also voted David Steele to the Jamestown city council. Steele defeated Kevin Walker by a vote of 1746 to 833.

 

School Board Approves New Principal Resignation

Yesterday, June 11th, during a special meeting held by the Jamestown Public School Board. The board approved by a vote of 8-0, the resignation request of Jon Koehmstedt, who was hired this past April as principal of Louis L’Amour Elementary School.

Koehmstedt, was originally selected by a search committee from a pool of 15 candidates and hired to replace Principal Vikki Coombs, who retired in June.

No reason was given for the resignation and according to The Jamestown Sun,

 

Sen. Heitkamp Secures $3.5 Million for Water Infrastructure Improvements in Medina

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp today announced that she successfully secured $3.5 million for the city of Medina for water infrastructure improvements. Heitkamp had been pressing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to include this funding in its FY 2018 work plan, which was released today.

Heitkamp worked with Medina community leaders and pressed the Army Corps for this funding on multiple occasions, including outreach to the Assistant Secretary of the Army and Army Corps Chief of Engineers in April,