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JAMESTOWN, N.D.—A 27-year-old Jamestown man was identified Thursday, Feb. 22 as the man killed by law enforcement following a pursuit in the city that ended north of Medina. Stutsman County Sheriff Chad Kaiser said Michael Andrew Schieffer died following the incident that began late Wednesday morning. There was a warrant for Schieffer from the city of Bismarck for driving under suspension, Kaiser said, which prompted a Jamestown police officer to pull him over. Schieffer led Jamestown police officers on a pursuit from Jamestown into northwest Stutsman County.
Taylor Hicks will be touting the cuisine and culture of North Dakota in the latest episode of the television show "State Plate" when it is shown at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, on INSP. Hicks is best known as the winner of season five of "American Idol." Since then Hicks said he has been touring to support his music career, but he is also in his second season hosting "State Plate." In each episode, Hicks and his support crew create a plate of food that represents each state's iconic foods. Hicks said he couldn't disclose what foods were used to create North Dakota's State Plate.
FORBES, N.D.—A Forbes man was arrested Tuesday, Jan. 30, for allegedly assaulting a 9-year-old child in Dickey County in December. Robert Sturgis Miner, 49, was arrested by the Dickey County Sheriff's Office north of Forbes Tuesday, with support from the James River Special Operations Team, the Red River Valley SWAT, North Dakota Highway Patrol and North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation.
BISMARCK—Knowing where and when a North Dakota Department of Transportation snowplow truck will be moving through an area is now possible through a new pilot program.
JAMESTOWN, N.D.—A traffic stop eight miles east of Jamestown on Interstate 94 Sunday morning, Jan. 21, resulted in 476 pounds of marijuana being seized, according to the Stutsman County Sheriff's Office. The seizure Sunday has resulted in almost 700 pounds of marijuana being confiscated by the sheriff's office in a little more than a month.
JAMESTOWN, N.D. — Deb and Steve Thompson enjoy bicycling around Jamestown when it's warm enough outside. The Thompsons were two of about a dozen or so people who stopped by an open house put on by the North Dakota Department of Transportation Wednesday, Dec. 13, in Jamestown to take comments from people on ND Moves, the department's proposed active and public transportation plan. The department is holding one more open house Thursday, Dec. 14, in Devils Lake.
JAMESTOWN, N.D. — A traffic stop described as routine resulted in more than 198 pounds of marijuana being seized Monday morning on Interstate 94 in Stutsman County, according to the Stutsman County Sheriff's Office. Sgt. Matt Thom, Stutsman County Sheriff's Office, said at around 9:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 11, he pulled a van over near mile marker 269, about 9 miles east of Jamestown. He said when he approached the van there as a strong odor of marijuana emanating from it. He said a search of the vehicle yielded 198.58 pounds of the illegal drug.
MOORHEAD, Minn. — Tom Newgard is a retired construction worker with a degree in history from North Dakota State University who has written a reference book on the past and present locations of all houses of worship in North Dakota. "Patterns on the Prairie: A History of Worship in North Dakota" is the book Newgard researched and wrote using archives at NDSU. He said he has always loved history and the book let him use his college major and his minor in geography. "All the maps in the book I created myself," he said.
JAMESTOWN, N.D. — North Dakota residents have a higher likelihood of falling victim to package theft than Californians, says a Massachusetts-based security company. Blink, an Andover, Mass.-company that makes high-definition security cameras that provide livestream feeds to smartphones and computers, hired SHIFT Communications to survey online consumers to see how many had a package stolen from their home.
JAMESTOWN, N.D. — A Jamestown man was sentenced to 18 years in state prison for sexually assaulting a woman after breaking into her apartment and threatening her in August 2016. Walter J. Grant Jr., 60, pleaded guilty in July in Southeast District Court under a plea bargain arrangement to gross sexual imposition, a Class A felony, burglary, a Class B felony, and two Class C felonies, aggravated assault and terrorizing. In exchange for those guilty pleas, Stutsman County State's Attorney Fritz Fremgen agreed to drop the fifth charge, felonious restraint, a Class C felony.