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JAMESTOWN, N.D. — Local and state law enforcement officers expect an upcoming change in the state's concealed carry weapon law to affect how they approach a crime scene. On Aug. 1, a law passed by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Doug Burgum will allow eligible North Dakota residents to have a Class 2 concealed carry weapon permit.
JAMESTOWN, N.D.—A Milaca, Minn., man is accused of stealing a white minivan parked in a residential garage in southeast Jamestown early Tuesday morning, just hours after posting bond involving another stolen vehicle, according to the Stutsman County Sheriff's Office. Justin Hatten, 28, was arrested around 12:40 a.m. Tuesday after a white van he was driving on eastbound Interstate 94 was stopped by Stutsman County Sheriff Deputy Brian Davis.
WIMBLEDON, N.D. — Under a gray sky, the statue of a soldier that will sit on top of the veterans monument in Wimbledon was slowly lifted into place Saturday afternoon. Watching from the side, Jim Martin, his wife, Jan, and a group of volunteers saw the completion of the first part of the Wimbledon Veterans Memorial. The memorial is located along N.D. Highway 9 on the west side of Wimbledon. Martin said a T-33 aircraft on a pedestal will be located north of the memorial. The T-33 was a jet airplane trainer used by the U.S. Air Force from 1948 into the 1960s.
CARRINGTON, N,D.—Chris Zenker drove from Gackle to a farm just north of Carrington in east-central North Dakota Wednesday morning to pick up enough industrial hemp seed to plant 100 acres. Zenker is one of 35 farmers and growers who received a special license from the North Dakota Department of Agriculture to grow industrial hemp for 2017—an increase from just five farmers last year. "We heard it (industrial hemp) grows good on poor soils," Zenker said, "so we're going to try it on some poor soils and see how it does."
JAMESTOWN, N.D. — A former Jamestown Police Department detective who was terminated in March 2016 for violating 19 policies recently filed a civil suit in federal district court claiming his termination violated his civil rights. The suit was filed on April 4 in U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota, against the city of Jamestown and Police Chief Scott Edinger, according to court documents.
JAMESTOWN, N.D. — Part of President Donald Trump's proposed budget for the 2018 fiscal year released Thursday would eliminate the Essential Air Service program, which provides commercial passenger service to airports in Jamestown, Devils Lake and Dickinson. Under Trump's proposed budget, eliminating the U.S. Department of Transportation's Essential Air Service program would save $175 million. Essential Air Service provides federal subsidies to airlines that provide commercial passenger service to rural and small-community airports.
COURTENAY, N.D.—Dane Bollingberg lives in Courtenay and each morning he gets his children up, dressed and on the road by 7 a.m. to get them to day care in Jamestown. Courtenay is 35 miles from Jamestown. Bollingberg, along with about 30 to 40 other Courtenay-area residents, travels N.D. Highway 9 to N.D. Highway 20 to get to Jamestown each morning and evening for jobs, day care and other reasons. With North Dakota experiencing a typical winter, Bollingberg said there were a couple of days where the roads between Courtenay and Jamestown were "sketchy."
JAMESTOWN, N.D. — North Dakota Farmers Union and the Dakota Resource Center will be allowed to intervene in a federal lawsuit filed by the North Dakota Farm Bureau and other farmers and ranchers seeking to overturn the state's anti-corporate farming laws. U.S. District Court Judge Daniel Hovland ruled Wednesday that Farmers Union and the Dakota Resource Center could intervene in the lawsuit as both entities had a right to do so under Rule 24 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.
NEW ROCKFORD, N.D.—A 52-year-old New Rockford man was sentenced Thursday to 29 years in prison for murdering an apparent innocent bystander at a wedding reception in September 2015 and to another 20 years that will run concurrently for attempting to kill his ex-girlfriend. David Troske was sentenced in an almost packed Eddy County courtroom by Judge Thomas Merrick with his ex-girlfriend— Mary Seiler, 51, New Rockford—in attendance and testifying that she lives almost every day in fear that someone will hurt her and his constantly looking over her shoulder.
The James River Correctional Center has a new program for its inmates --- a chorus. The James River Correctional Center Chorus had eight members for its first concert on Aug. 31 at the correctional center's visitors center. The concert was limited to the correctional center's staff and the chorus members' families. Corrections Officer Drew Topp, who started the chorus earlier this year, said the chorus performs a variety of music, from spirituals to country and rock.