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JAMESTOWN, N.D. — The North Dakota State Hospital campus will solve parallel challenges within the state prison system, said Leann Bertsch, director of the North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
JAMESTOWN, N.D. — Each aftershock is a terrifying reminder, according to Jason and Melissa “Missy” Metzger, a couple formerly of Jamestown and West Fargo who experienced a magnitude 7.0 earthquake on Friday, Nov. 30, in Anchorage, Alaska. “Some of them are quite strong,” said Missy Metzger via Facebook Messenger on Sunday, Dec. 2. “Our nerves are very frayed. Every sound or vibration makes us all fear another big one is coming.”
JAMESTOWN -- The appearance of acute flaccid myelitis around the United States has health officials concerned about the severity of the virus but also the mysteries of its origin and effective treatment. Also known as AFM, the rare virus is known to strike children, but adults are also at risk, said Jill Baber, an epidemiologist with the Division of Disease Control at the North Dakota Department of Health.
JAMESTOWN -- A sudden spike in influenza cases is indicating an early start to the flu season, according to experts at the North Dakota Department of Health. There were 101 flu cases reported statewide for the last week of October, compared to just three cases for the same week in 2017, according to the Department of Health. The reported cases since August are at 223, compared to 35 cases at the same time in 2017.
JAMESTOWN, N.D. - A Pennsylvania man was rescued Monday after his canoe capsized in a slough south of Medina, according to Sheriff Chad Kaiser of Stutsman County Sheriff’s Office. Stutsman County Communications Center received a 10:55 a.m. call on Nov. 5 from a group of hunters that they could not reach one of their party, an approximately 30-year-old man in a deep slough, he said. Sheriff’s Office deputies in the area were able to reach the scene at 11:12 a.m., before other responding agencies, he said.
JAMESTOWN, N.D.—Myron Schlafman was back in his garage mixing sausage last week using the same machinery that took his left hand on Aug. 17. He bagged a deer with a crossbow on Oct. 6, but said he isn't sure about operating a snowblower yet. Schlafman, 69, said his life is getting back to normal after the accident. "I'm an old German guy, and it's hard to ask for help from anybody," Schlafman said. He recalled that he was processing more meat than usual when he lost his hand in a mixer. "That is how the accident happened," Schlafman said.
JAMESTOWN, N.D. — The University of Jamestown will mark a new chapter in its storied history as Polly Peterson officially becomes the 14th president of the school that was founded in 1883. Peterson, the first woman to serve as a UJ president, replaced Robert Badal, who retired in March. She said the inauguration ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 27, is an opportunity to recognize UJ's roots and at the same time put the focus on the future.
A Jamestown, N.D., man severed his hand while cutting meat at his home on Friday afternoon, August 17, according to Maj. Justin Blinsky, assistant chief of the Jamestown Police Department. “This was a horrific accident that someone had to endure,” Blinksy said. “There was obviously severe damage to the man’s hand and arm.”
A 5-year-old Jamestown girl who is fighting Batten disease got a big surprise Tuesday, August 7, with a visit from the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Arianna Walch and her five siblings were kept away as a playground was constructed in the backyard of their southwest Jamestown home. Arianna cannot talk but her eyes showed the excitement after discovering the swings and slides and a playhouse to play with her dolls, her mother Stephanie Walch said.
JAMESTOWN, N.D. — Eight inmate gardeners at James River Correctional Center said the long hours come easier knowing the hard work is helping people in need. The small incentives are a big reward, said Derek Emineth, a JRCC inmate gardner. "We are a good group of guys who work well together and it's just nice giving back."