Police Warn of New High Risk Registered Sex Offender in Jamestown
Posted by KSJB News on 1/19/2018 11:20:00 AM.
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JAMESTOWN - Jamestown Police are warning residents about a convicted high risk sex offender who is now living in the city.

Some Tickets May Still be Available for JRFD Fishing Tournament
Posted by KSJB News on 1/19/2018 11:02:00 AM.
 
JAMESTOWN - The Jamestown Rural Fire Department's 10th Annual Ice Fishing Tournament is coming up on Saturday, February 17th.  The wildly popular event consistently sells out, but there may still be tickets available.

Chamber Seeks 'One Voice' for Jamestown Community
Posted by KSJB News on 1/19/2018 7:22:00 AM.

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JAMESTOWN, ND, (Jmst. Chamber of Commerce) - One voice for the community was the common theme addressed at a recent meeting of community leaders organized by the Jamestown Area Chamber of Commerce.
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UPDATE: Suspect Apprehended
Posted by KSJB News on 1/18/2018 10:52:00 PM.
 
SUSPECT:Name: Villalobos Alvardo, Ulises John Carlo
 
BISMARCK - Bismarck Police report the suspect in the attempt to hit an officer with a vehicle was apprehended in Brookings, SD on Thursday night without incident.  Listen to AM600 KSJB and MIX 93.3 FM Friday for a follow-up.
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Jamestown Tourism Announces Grant Program for Local Nonprofits
Posted by KSJB News on 1/18/2018 9:11:00 AM.

 

JAMESTOWN, N.D. (Emily Bivens) –- Jamestown Tourism is offering grants to nonprofit agencies in Stutsman County for projects that will grow or enhance visitor experiences and increase the impact of tourism in the local economy.
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  • A Better Deal for Agriculture
    The sixth round of North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations begin Tuesday in Montreal, Canada. Valley City, North Dakota farmer Monte Peterson says the NAFTA talks are a time for bargaining, with hopes of a better deal for agriculture. "Mexico is a little bit more at ease and negotiable than Canada. There is still some contention with Canada regarding dairy industry aspects. Each country is trying to come ot a better negotiated deal than they've had in the past." Peterson represents the North Dakota Soybean Growers Association on the American Soybean Association Board and is a member of the U.S. Soybean Export Council. Peterson is optimistic the United States will see a better trade agreement in the end. "If NAFTA fell apart, that would be devistating for U.S. agriculture. We need a trade agreement that's good for all three countries."
  • Heitkamp Takes Pro-NAFTA Message to USTR
    North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp sat down with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer this past week and outlined the importance of trade to her state’s economy. “For North Dakota, our two huge markets are Canada and Mexico. We can’t have disruption in our export markets for our agricultural products. We need NAFTA and we can’t have NAFTA threatened.” Heitkamp also emphasized the importance of the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement.
  • GOP Lawmakers Hold Up USTR Nominees
    South Carolina Republican Senator Tim Scott has placed a hold on the nomination of two deputy U.S. trade representatives. Scott is concerned about President Donald Trump’s trade policies and will drag out the confirmation of C.J. Mahoney and Dennis Shea. Mahoney is expected to oversee trade issues with China and Shea will work closely with the World Trade Organization in Geneva. Arizona Republican Jeff Flake already has a hold on Gregg Doud, who is Trump’s pick to lead agricultural trade negotiations.
  • Coalition Created to Promote NAFTA Success
    A new coalition has been formed to highlight the importance of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Americans for Farmers & Families plan to launch a communications plan to promote the impact NAFTA has on Rural America. More than 30 organizations are members of this new coalition. The list includes the American Soybean Association, National Corn Growers Association and the National Association of Wheat Growers.
  • DU and Others Seek More CRP Ground in '18 Farm Bill
    A coalition of sportsmen groups is calling for more acres in the Conservation Reserve Program. This coalition includes Pheasants Forever, Ducks Unlimited, the National Wild Turkey Federation, the National Deer Alliance and others. There are now 24 million acres in the CRP program and the wildlife groups want to increase that total to at least 32 million acres.
  • NDFU Opposed to Repeal of Tax Provision
    In the new tax law, farmers can deduct up to 20 percent of their total sales to a cooperative to offset the loss of the Section 199 tax incentive. Private businesses did not receive the same benefit and there are plans to fix that in a technical corrections bill. One of the proposals would eliminate the new tax code provisions for farmers involved in farm cooperatives and lower the corporate tax rate. North Dakota Farmers Union President Mark Watne says that “isn’t a solution.” As a state with numerous farm co-ops, North Dakota Farmers Union does not support the elimination of this provision.
  • Upcoming Election Overshadows Policy Action
    Russell Group President Randy Russell says the upcoming U.S. elections will impact nearly every issue on Capitol Hill. There are 46 lawmakers not seeking re-election in the House and three in the Senate. "We've got a lot of retirement and people chosing to run for a higher or different office. With a 22 vote margin in favor of Republicans, it's going to be close in terms of what happens in 2018 and who will control the House. Republicans will probably hold on, but will lose seats."
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