September 5th, 2019 – On the Estimated Tax Notices sent to taxpayers on August 29, 2019, the budget hearing for Kensal School District is listed as September 7, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. This is incorrect. The budget hearing is scheduled for September 17, 2019, at 7:00 a.m. and will be held at Kensal Public School.

August 9th, 2019 – An advisory has been issued for Jamestown Dam/Reservoir due to the appearance of blue-green algae blooms.

Blue-green algae can produce toxins in the water called cyanotoxins. People and animals that swallow water containing these toxins can become sick with diarrhea and vomiting. Other symptoms in people include numb lips, tingling fingers and toes; dizziness; or rashes, hives or
skin blisters.

Avoid those areas of the reservoir where the bloom is present. The areas of water where there is no evidence of a bloom may still be used for water-based recreation (e.g., swimming, water skiing, kayaking and paddle boarding). Fish are still safe to consume.

July 23rd, 2019 – Jamestown Public School District will be holding a Special Election on September 24th, 2019 for the purpose of submitting the question of increasing the school building fund levy. The voting precinct will be at the Thompson Community Room located in the Jamestown Middle School (203 2nd Ave SE) and will be open from 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM.

Stutsman County is not involved in this election, if you have questions please contact (701) 252-1950. You can also e-mail Sally Ost ( or Amy Neustel (

Absentee Ballots will be available starting August 15th, 2019 and can be picked up from 7:00 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday-Friday, at the JPS Central Office located at 207 2nd Ave SE in Jamestown. Applications and ballots can also be requested via mail. Early Voting will not be available.

May 20th, 2019 – Notice is hereby given that the Stutsman County Park Board will receive applications for up to 5 private boat docks at the marina landing on the east side of the Jamestown Reservoir for the period of 2019 through 2021. Cost of the permit once awarded is $500 per year.  Applications with acknowledgement are available online by clicking here as well as the County Auditor’s Office, 511 2nd Ave SE, Jamestown, ND 58401 until 3:00 p.m., June 3, 2019 and the permits will be awarded via drawing at the Stutsman County Park Board meeting June 4, 2019.

May 9th, 2019 – Just in time for the upcoming camping season we are pleased to announce that online reservations for Lakeside Campground are now available! Sites can be reserved now through the end of the season in October. For more information and to reserve your favorite spot head over to

February 1st, 2019 – Stutsman County is migrating to a new vendor for emergency notifications. If you were previously registered for emergency notifications through the CodeRED system, you will need to re-register to continue receiving notifications from the NEW Stutsman Alerts system powered by Everbridge. Sign up here.

Upcoming Events

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JPS District Special Election

September 24 @ 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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