Future of Horse Racing in South Dakota Put in Doubt
Posted by KSJB News on 5/26/2017 11:29:00 AM.

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) - A struggling horse-racing industry is forcing officials to question whether they should hold future races in two South Dakota cities.

Central Valley Health: Good Choices Lead to Good Outcomes
Posted by KSJB News on 5/26/2017 11:24:00 AM.


JAMESTOWN, ND – It's the time of year when busy parents and families celebrate high school graduations. Central Valley Health in Jamestown is reminding parents to model positive behavior with the slogan, “Be a Responsible Host, Don't Use Alcohol to Toast.”

State Residents with Disabilities and their Stakeholders Urged to Take Online Survey
Posted by KSJB News on 5/25/2017 12:40:00 PM.


BISMARCK, N.D. -(Heather Steffl)– The North Dakota Department of Human Services is encouraging people with disabilities, their families and guardians, service providers and professionals, and advocates to participate in a short online survey now through June 2 to help identify gaps in Medicaid waiver services and opportunities to meet any unmet needs.

WIC Announces Lower Income Eligibility Guidelines
Posted by KSJB News on 5/25/2017 9:12:00 AM.


BISMARCK, N.D.-(Alysia Huck) – Income eligibility guidelines for the North Dakota Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) have increased based on changes in the federal poverty levels. 

Water Main Break Reported in NW Jamestown
Posted by KSJB News on 5/25/2017 8:35:00 AM.

JAMESTOWN – The Jamestown City Engineer's Office reports that due to a water main break, WATER SERVICE WILL BE TEMPORARILY SHUT OFF this morning for Utility repairs in the following areas:

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