Jamestown reaches sandbag goal

JAMESTOWN, N.D. (AP) — The city of Jamestown has reached its sandbag goal.

The south-central North Dakota city began sandbagging after releases from both the Pipestem Dam and Jamestown Reservoir were increased.

Releases will be ramped up in the coming week, causing waters downstream to rise.

As a precaution, Jamestown officials set a goal of 65,000 sandbags to distribute along the river banks to protect homes and property. The city announced Saturday that the sandbag goal has been met.