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Spiritwood Energy Park Association announced Friday, Feb. 7, that the 2019 lawsuit filed against the organization by North Dakota Soybean Processors has been settled to the satisfaction of both parties and dismissed with prejudice, meaning the case is over.
JAMESTOWN, N.D. — The search will continue Thursday, Dec. 12, for a 63-year-old Buchanan woman missing since Sunday, according to Chad Kaiser, Stutsman County sheriff. Sonia Heinle didn't return home after visiting her son Sunday evening. Her car was located submerged in a slough near her driveway Tuesday. Officials were able to retrieve the vehicle from the water Wednesday afternoon, but a window was open and her body was not in the vehicle. "It was a hit below the belt," Kaiser said. "I feel bad for the family that this is dragging on for so long."
MEDINA, N.D. — It was after 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, and too dark to see when Kathy Hieb of rural Medina heard gunshots from what she believes to have been deer hunters near their farm. On Tuesday morning, she found a dead buffalo cow in a pasture less than a quarter-mile from their home in south-central North Dakota. "I don't think it was intentional," she said. "Just stupid." Hieb speculates that harvest work going on in a nearby cornfield likely flushed some deer that were then moving in the area and spotted by hunters.
JAMESTOWN, N.D. — A "perfect storm" of events has caused a 30 cents-per-gallon spike in propane prices in this area, according to Amber Backen, chief financial officer of Creative Energy in Jamestown. The latest North Dakota average price listed by the U.S. Energy Information System is $1.52 per gallon. "The crops need drying after the wet conditions and the cold snap meant homes need heating," she said. "That is causing a short supply and prices are up."
BISMARCK — This flu season is off to a slower start than last year but probably is comparable to two years back, according to Levi Schlosser, flu surveillance coordinator for the North Dakota Department of Health. "It is definitely slower than last year," he said. "But we're also seeing increases every week."
JAMESTOWN, N.D. — Preliminary estimates place the damage to roads and other government infrastructure caused by this fall's wet weather and early snow at more than $4.2 million, according to Jerry Bergquist, Stutsman County emergency manager and 911 coordinator.
JAMESTOWN, N.D. — The North Dakota State Hospital opened its doors before there was a state of North Dakota. The history of the institution is told through the displays in the North Dakota State Hospital Museum, according to Tonya Perkins, hospital administrator. The public is invited to an open house at the museum from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Nov. 8, at the museum located on the fourth floor of the Learning Resource Center building on the State Hospital campus. The North Dakota State Hospital Cemetery will also be open during that time.
JAMESTOWN, N.D. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has delayed decreases to releases from Pipestem and Jamestown dams that were announced late last week, it announced Monday, Nov. 4. "The current combined release rate will remain at 2,400 cubic feet per second until river ice is forecasted to form," said the Corps in a press release. "River ice forecasts are being continuously updated." Jerry Bergquist, Stutsman County emergency manager and 911 coordinator, said the change was based on revisions to the estimated date the James River will freeze.
JAMESTOWN, N.D. — Cold weather is prompting an earlier than planned reduction in releases from the Jamestown and Pipestem dams this fall, according to information from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. "With below normal temperatures observed and forecast in Jamestown, river ice downstream of Jamestown and Pipestem reservoirs could form as soon as Nov. 11," said the news release.
JAMESTOWN, N.D. —The future of the Frontier Village tourist stop in Jamestown is unclear as the Frontier Village Association moves its collection to Minnesota and perhaps tears down the buildings at the current site.