New High Risk Sex Offender Living in Jamestown
Posted by KSJB News on 3/24/2017 12:19:00 PM.
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JAMESTOWN - Jamestown Police are warning residents of a convicted high risk sex offender who has moved into the city.
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Carrington Firefighters and Red Cross Offering Free Smoke Alarm Installation
Posted by KSJB News on 3/24/2017 10:54:00 AM.

 

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CARRINGTON, N.D. (Gretchen Hjelmstad) – The Carrington Fire Department is partnering with the American Red Cross to provide free smoke alarms to anyone in the Carrington community who needs them.
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Game and Fish Investigating Illegal Killings
Posted by KSJB News on 3/24/2017 10:47:00 AM.

 
BISMARCK, ND - North Dakota Game and Fish Department district game warden Corey Erck is investigating the illegal taking, possession and dumping of four white-tailed deer, a turkey and coyote on the Apple Creek Wildlife Management Area in Burleigh County.
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Jamestown Woman Charged in Car Incident
Posted by KSJB News on 3/22/2017 8:08:00 PM.

JAMESTOWN - Southeast District Court records show that a Jamestown woman has been charged in regard to an incident last week in the southwest part of the city.
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More Load Restrictions Taking Effect Thursday
Posted by KSJB News on 3/22/2017 10:05:00 AM.

 

BISMARCK  (Jamie Olson) – The North Dakota Department of Transportation has announced that effective 7:00 a.m. CT, Thursday, March 23, 2017, load restrictions will be added on highways in the Eastern portion state:
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  • New State Agency Likely
    The North Dakota House Energy and Natural Resources Committee has approved a bill that would create a new state Department of Environmental Quality. An advisory board will be part of this effort. The House bill includes three representatives for agriculture, representing livestock, crops and the agronomy/social science sector. The Senate version only has one representative for agriculture. If the bill moves forward on its current path, a conference committee will likely work out the differences.
  • Omnibus Agriculture Bill Advances
    The Minnesota House Agriculture Finance Committee has passed the omnibus agriculture bill. The bill now goes to the House Ways and Means Committee. This agriculture appropriations measure calls for the establishment of voluntary farmer-led water management councils to develop best management practices. In addition, there’s money for avian influenza research and prevention, funding for farm business management programs and county noxious weed grants to deal with the emerging Palmer amaranth threat. There is also a requirement for the State Agriculture Department to notify the media when significant new weeds are confirmed for the first time in a county.
  • ASAP
    A date has not been set, but, Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts is promising to schedule a vote on Agriculture Secretary-nominee Sonny Perdue “as soon as possible.” Once approved in the agriculture committee, Perdue’s nomination will be sent to the full Senate for a vote.
  • A Slow Start
    Regarding the Farm Bill, Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar said the Trump Administration is off to a slow start. “They haven’t put forward names for Number Two people. That makes it really hard to run an agency. That isn’t Congress’ fault in this case, we just haven’t had a lot of names.” The White House is proposing a 21 percent cut for Agriculture Department spending. Klobuchar says that would be devastating for Rural America. 
  • Important for Perdue to Be Approved
    Jeff Harrison, who is with Combest, Sell & Associates, is anxious to see Sonny Perdue confirmed. “I’m told Governor Perdue should be confirmed before the end of this work period, around April 7,” says Harrison. “He’s got broad, bipartisan support by people I trust a lot in the world of agriculture. They say he’ll be a great secretary of agriculture and he’s going to be a champion of agriculture. It’s important to get him confirmed as quickly as possible.” Harrison agrees with House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin Peterson about the need to have Perdue approved as work on the fiscal year 2018 budget continues. “As we move forward in this budget process, agriculture needs a strong voice. Come May, the administration is going to have a comprehensive budget. Even though crop insurance wasn’t touched this go around and the Farm Bill programs weren’t touched, that’s not necessarily true come May.”
  • Focus on Good, Sound Policy
    During the Agri-Pulse Farm Bill Summit in Washington D.C., farm leaders discussed the impact market prices played in writing the current farm program. International Food Policy Research Institute economist Joe Glauber said Congress shouldn’t consider current commodity prices when writing a farm bill.  “I think the takeaway is you shouldn’t pay attention to prices when you’re doing a farm bill. Just like you can get locked into an environment thinking high prices will stay forever, same thing with low prices. I think you need to focus on good, sound policy.”
  • NDWC Election Results Announced
    Dustin Johnsrud of Epping and Greg Svenningsen of Valley City have been reelected to the North Dakota Wheat Commission. Epping will serve his second term and Svenningsen was elected to his third term. This board is responsible for setting the budget and developing policy and programs for research, market development, domestic promotion, domestic policy and trade policy.
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