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BNSF cars, engines derail upright west of Jamestown

JAMESTOWN, N.D. - Four Burlington Northern Santa Fe rail cars and two locomotives derailed upright on industry track Wednesday, Sept. 20, about 5 miles west of Jamestown, according to a BNSF official. Amy McBeth, director of public affairs for North Dakota for BNSF, said around 9 a.m. BNSF was servi

GRAND FORKS HERALD - 2017-09-20 22:22:24

Jamestown sales tax numbers stable

Jamestown Mayor Katie Andersen called a 2.3 percent increase in second quarter sales and purchases in Jamestown a sign of a stable economy. The information was released Tuesday by the Office of the State Tax Commissioner and compares sales and purchases in the second quarter of 2017 to the same quar

JAMESTOWN SUN - 2017-09-20 11:54:21

Trial for Sadek lawsuit to be heard in Stutsman Co.

The trial of Tammy and John Sadek's wrongful death lawsuit filed for their late son, Andrew, will not be heard in Richland County, North Dakota.Courtesy Metro Creative Graphics The trial of Tammy and John Sadek's wrongful death lawsuit filed for their late son, Andrew, will not be heard in Richland

DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-21 17:00:00

Badal to retire in February

University of Jamestown President Robert Badal will retire effective Feb. 28, 2018, according to an announcement from the university late Thursday. Badal has been president of UJ since 2002. Tena Lawrence, UJ vice president for marketing and communications, said the UJ Board of Trustees will conside

JAMESTOWN SUN - 2017-09-21 22:38:24

Actor, author to discuss latest book, career at UJ

Stephen Tobolowsky is best known as the actor who played Ned Ryerson in the film "Groundhog Day." His character in the film is so popular, he said, that fans come up and quote lines from the movie to him and then ask "Has anyone ever done that to you?" "I go, 'Like once a day,'" he said. But he appr

JAMESTOWN SUN - 2017-09-21 14:11:30

Sex offender moves to city

The Jamestown Police Department is notifying residents that a convicted sex offender has moved to the city. John Sheku Conteh, 37, lives at 102 4th Ave. SW. He does not drive a vehicle. The police department said Conteh is described as a black male, 6 feet 2 inches tall, w e i g h i n g 260 pounds,

JAMESTOWN SUN - 2017-09-21 11:53:33

Project could add to Spiritwood Aquifer

JAMESTOWN - Analysis of data from an aerial electromagnetic survey conducted last year could result in a pilot project to transfer river water to the Spiritwood Aquifer in the future, according to Jon Patch, water appropriations director for the State Water Commission. Patch said the AEM study was c

BISMARCK TRIBUNE - 2017-09-22 04:00:00

City commission meeting goes long, passions rise

It was a packed house for much of Monday evening's 3-hour long meeting as city commissioners held public hearings on single-stream recycling, changing truck routes and the 2018 city budget, and discussed other hot-button issues. Gary Zuroff, director of public works, told the commission that Jamesto

THE DICKINSON PRESS - 2017-09-19 21:04:41

Judge OKs changing venue in lawsuit over death of 20-year-old drug informant

WAHPETON - A judge here has approved moving the trial of the wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of Andrew Sadek, a former undercover drug informant who was found dead in the Red River with a gunshot wound to his head and a backpack of rocks tied around his waist. Lawyers for both sides dete

BISMARCK TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 03:03:00

Bill promotes housing opportunities for volunteer firefighters

In an attempt to shore up the dwindling numbers of volunteer firefighters in rural areas of North Dakota, legislation has been introduced to help those first responders better afford housing, according to the office of Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D. Across the state, 96 percent of firefighting forces a

BISMARCK TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 17:15:00

Bankhead Celebration weekend kicks off Friday

The Historic Weatherford's Cruisin' Bankhead celebration kicks off Friday with a 1920's Speakeasy Stroll. The stroll will begin at 7 p.m. at Vintage Car Museum Media Center, 122 Fort Worth Highway. The event is expected to last until midnight, with tickets on sale for $30 per person. Admission enabl

WEATHERFORD DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-21 20:09:00

WISD's career training growing

Weatherford ISD students last year obtained more than 1,000 career certifications through the district's career and technical education program. Kady Donaghey, the new director of Weatherford ISD's career and technical education program, Thursday at a meeting of the Weatherford Economic Development

WEATHERFORD DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-22 00:28:00

'Smooth' comeback nets better results

First impressions can be lasting. But often they should not. Case in point is Rose Valley Ranch's three-year-old stallion Smoothtalknsonovagun. After a disastrous debut at the recent Cotton Stakes in Louisiana, trainer/rider Michael Cooper brought Smoothtalknsonovagun back for a second go Thursday a

WEATHERFORD DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-22 00:28:00

Campuses team up for Harvey relief effort

FLOOD RELIEF - Cindy Cox's class from Paradise Junior High School donated 11 buckets filled with cleaning supplies for Hurricane Harvey survivors. The school donated 34 buckets in total. Submitted photo While many relief efforts following Hurricane Harvey focused on sending bottled water and clothes

WCMESSENGER.COM - 2017-09-20 23:59:59

Hurdsman indicted for bank robbery

A Paradise man sentenced to 75 years for theft by a Wise County jury last week is also facing a new federal bank robbery charge. Rodney Adam Hurdsman According to federal court records that were unsealed Friday, Rodney Adam Hurdsman, 48, is one of three people indicted by a federal grand jury Sept.

WCMESSENGER.COM - 2017-09-20 17:58:44

National Guard's top officer views recent string of hurricanes as climate change

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WEATHERFORD DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-20 11:56:00

WISD approves new CTE, activity center

Weatherford Independent School District approved funding for a Weatherford High School Career Tech Center and Multipurpose Activity Center at a special meeting Monday as part of an effort to prepare the high school for projected growth. The tech center will be funded by remaining 2015 bond funds, an

MINERAL WELLS INDEX - 2017-09-19 23:03:00

WPL changes tactics for school year

Weatherford Public Library changes its customer approach during the school year to better accommodate youth and adult learners alike, said Gwendolyn Dowds-Nash, youth services manager. "Our objectives haven't changed," she said. "What we want to do is create life-long learning." "The tactics that we

WEATHERFORD DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-19 19:50:31

Nothing funky about new WHS principal

A conversation with Dr. Doug Funk can whet one's appetite - for both the nearest deli and dealing with the challenges that face students and educators today. "In public education you just get pecans, cream, eggs, sugar, butter, all the ingredients. They may not be the best ingredients, but you don't

FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM - 2017-09-19 14:16:00

Accident leaves vehicle on its side on Weatherford Highway

At least two vehicles were involved in an accident in the 5700 block of Weatherford Highway Tuesday afternoon. One vehicle landed on its side in the middle of the road. A second vehicle struck a tree head-on. Traffic was narrowed to one lane. Emergency personnel are on the scene. This story is devel

HOOD COUNTY NEWS - 2017-09-19 21:28:25