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Jamestown High School Announces 2014 Prom
April 16

JAMESTOWN - The Jamestown High School 2014 Junior Senior Prom will be Saturday, April 26, 2014; Grand March begins at 8:00 pm at the Jerry Meyer Arena at JHS. This year’s theme is “Midnight Masquerad...(more)

Anglers and Boat Owners Need Current Licenses
April 16

BISMARCK - North Dakota Game and Fish officials are reminding anglers and boat owners to review their licenses for the 2014 fishing and boating season.

Anglers must have a 2014-15 fishing licen...(more)

JUST IN: Criminal Charges Filed in Saltwater Dumping Incident
April 15

BISMARCK, ND – Criminal charges have been filed against a Mountrail county truck driver accused of illegally dumping oil drilling waste, announced Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem. Leo Slemin, a drive...(more)

Airport Authority Taking Public Input on Environmental Assessment
April 15

JAMESTOWN – When the Jamestown Regional Airport Authority meets on Wednesday, they will be taking public input on a federal environmental assessment for first time turbo jet commercial airline service...(more)

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Land Values Cool
Wed, 16 Apr 2014

North Dakota State University Extension farm management specialist Andy Swenson says the market for farmland has showed significant cooling in 2013. Swenson says according to a survey commissioned by the North Dakota Department of Land Trusts, land values showed about an 8 percent increase over the previous survey, well under the 42 percent increase that was seen in 2012. Land values in the northern Red River Valley region declined 4 percent in 2013 compared to a 56 percent increase in 2012. Swenson says all other regions of the state had positive year to year results. Swenson says it is quite possible land prices peaked in the last few months of 2013 when the financial impact of lower crop prices became more evident.
Grain Movement Improving, But Still a Concern
Wed, 16 Apr 2014

Grain and product movement continues to be a concern for country elevators. Independent market consultant Tregg Cronin says rail movement of grain is improving with warmer weather, but elevators are concerned about last year’s large crop coming to market all at once in the June to July time frame. “Even though freight’s improving, we need to clear this backlog ahead of small grains and then we’ll be rolling into fall harvest before you know it. Despite the fact that we’ve seen freight cost come down in the short-term with a little better movement, there’s still a lot of concern out there by country elevators and farmers of whether we’re going to be able to clear this huge backlog. In three or four months, we have more supply coming back on line.”
Escalating Effect Economically
Wed, 16 Apr 2014

North Dakota Congressman Kevin Cramer thinks the Surface Transportation Board’s recent public hearing on railroad service issues was very constructive. Cramer says it’s not simply a matter of late railcar deliveries. “Now we’re seeing farmers having to borrow more money, which is a cost to them. We’re seeing basis being lost and actual customers being lost. That has an escalating effect economically. It’s going to be interesting to see what, if anything, the STB is able to do to relieve those economic losses.”
Disaster Signup Has Started
Wed, 16 Apr 2014

The livestock disaster portion of the new farm bill was put on the fast-track with signup starting Tuesday. South Dakota State Farm Service Agency Executive Director Craig Schaunaman says US Department of Agriculture Undersecretary Michael Scuse is stopping at offices and holding producer meetings in the part of the state hard-hit by a blizzard in October. “Undersecretary Scuse was out here just after the winter storm and he is back out here. We’re going to some offices. He’s attending producer meetings. A lot of these offices had scheduled appointments and we’re busy taking signup.”
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