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SPIRITWOOD, N.D. — Construction of the North Dakota Soybean Processors crushing plant could begin in the first months of 2019, according to Scott Austin, CEO of North Dakota Soybean Processors. Austin said in emails Tuesday that the company is planning to close the equity drive portion of the project before the end of 2018 and would then start construction in the middle of the first quarter of 2019.
JAMESTOWN, N.D.—The Jamestown Sensory Garden offers stimulation to all the senses and accessibility to all people, according to Paulette Ritter of the Jamestown Area Chamber of Commerce City Beautification Committee. The garden is in Solien-Denault Park north of Hillcrest Municipal Golf Course near Hillcrest School. The garden is a project of the Jamestown Parks and Recreation Department, Jamestown City Beautification Committee, The Freedom Resource Center of Jamestown and the Anne Carlsen Center.
JAMESTOWN, N.D.—Jeremy Rittenbach, Jamestown area farmer, took to his field Monday to tell the world how he raises food-grade soybeans. Rittenbach recorded a segment for the television show "Food Quest." The second season of the show is currently airing on FYI and A&E channels. "Food Quest" previously aired on the Food Channel. "Food Quest" is hosted by Kim Alexis and Mario Lopez and explores foods from around the world.
JAMESTOWN, N.D.—A Carrington woman admitted to law enforcement officers she took intravenous meth the day she traveled into rural Stutsman County where her 4-month-old son died during a nine-day ordeal in the east-central North Dakota region, according to court documents. Justice Lange, 25, is being held in the Stutsman County Correctional Center on $250,000 cash bond. She is charged with felony manslaughter and child neglect.
JAMESTOWN—Charges of manslaughter and child neglect have been filed in the case of a woman whose baby died in rural Stutsman County. Fritz Fremgen, Stutsman County state's attorney, filed the charges Wednesday afternoon, July 11, against Justice Maxine Lange, 25, of Carrington. Lange said she had no memory of a four-day period last week and could not remember what happened to her 4-month-old son. A two-day search of an area near Woodworth recovered the baby's body in a weedy area near a slough Saturday afternoon.
CARRINGTON, N.D.—Work by a conference committee on versions of the farm bill passed by the Senate and House of Representatives could produce a final bill as early as August or September, according to Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D. The bill won't deal with the biggest concern of the farmers and ag leaders gathered at a roundtable discussion at the North Dakota State University Carrington Extension Research Center.
JAMESTOWN, N.D.—Jamestown may have earned the designation as a Cardiac Ready Community this week, but that doesn't mean health-related agencies are going to stop trying improve the odds for residents to survive a heart attack, according to W. Logan Caldwell, a paramedic with Jamestown Area Ambulance Service. The designation is made by the North Dakota Department of Health.
CHASE LAKE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, N.D.—Nearly 40,000 birds are nesting this year on a 14-acre island that formed over the past two decades in Chase Lake National Wildlife Refuge, according to Brandon Oksendahl, a biological science technician at the refuge. "This island is relatively new," he said. "It use to be a peninsula. The water rise has flooded the other islands (traditional nesting habitat for pelicans and other species) since 1995 and formed a new island from a previous peninsula."
JAMESTOWN, N.D.—A new form of charitable gaming could receive final approval later this summer, although gaming operators in Jamestown question whether it might be feasible for their operations. "It all depends on the rules and regulations," said Dennis Rexin, manager of the Knights of Columbus Hall in Jamestown which operates 16 gaming sites in the region. Jeff Paiement, executive director of Progress Enterprises, which operates four gaming sites, said his group was taking a wait-and-see approach.
JAMESTOWN, N.D. — People renewing a driver's license later this month can opt for a "REAL ID" that meets new federal guidelines, according to Glenn Jackson, director of the driver's license division of the North Dakota Department of Transportation. "As of Oct. 1, 2020, if you don't have a REAL ID credential you will not be able to board a domestic flight or enter a military or federal installation," he said.