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The fifth annual Ride to Silence the Stigma got started at Stutsman Harley Davidson Sunday afternoon. The intent of the ride is to erase the stigma of mental health problems that lead to as many as 22 suicide deaths each day among American veterans. The motorcycle run will cover 144 miles with stops at Wimbledon, Kensal, Pingree and Medina before wrapping up at Windsor. Keith Norman / The Sun
Jamestown is on the shortlist for a new facility to manufacture surgical gloves, according to Connie Ova, CEO of the Jamestown/Stutsman Development Corp. Preventive Care, Inc. is exploring two possible location in the United States for an expansion or relocation of its operation currently based in Malaysia. Discussions have been in the works for more than a year but no timeline for a decision exists yet, Ova said.
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 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 had 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.
The Stutsman County Commission took its first look Tuesday at a preliminary budget that includes an estimated 1.94 mill rate increase. Nicole Meland, Stutsman County auditor and chief operating officer, told the commission the estimated general fund increase amounted to 5.08 mills but was partially offset by decreases to other funds.
A woman facing possible charges in the death of her 4-month-old son was found in contempt of court in an unrelated case in Foster County Tuesday. Justice Lange, 25, was sentenced to 10 days in the Stutsman County Correctional Center with five days to be served immediately and five days that can be suspended if she establishes a schedule to pay past due fees and restitution, according to Danielle Beckley, clerk of district court in Foster County.
A dispute between South Central Dakota Regional Council and the Jamestown/Stutsman Development Corp. regarding funding for a Small Business Development Center is continuing. The JSDC Board of Directors voted Monday to withhold all payment of dues from the Regional Council until a dispute over 2018 funding for the Business Development Center is resolved. The unanimous vote came in the discussion regarding a request from the Regional Council to include $36,458 in next year's JSDC budget for the 2019 dues.
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 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.
Taxable sales for the first quarter of 2018 dropped 3.7 percent to the lowest level for the quarter since 2011, according to the North Dakota Office of State Tax Commissioner. The quarterly report showed taxable sales and purchases in Jamestown of $50.2 million for January through March, 2018, compared to $52.2 million for the same period in 2017. Retail sales were down 4.1 percent while accommodations and food service declined 5.7 percent. Wholesale trade in Jamestown showed a 52 percent increase, climbing from $4.1 million to $6.3 million.
Livestock is well represented at the Stutsman County Fair, according to Alicia Harstad, extension agent for agriculture and natural resources at the Stutsman County Extension office. “Animal numbers might be down slightly,” she said, “but the number of exhibitors, especially cloverbuds, is up.”