Jamestown Sun
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Forum Communications
PublisherRobert Keller
EditorKathy Steiner
HeadquartersJamestown, North Dakota, United States
CountryUnited States
Circulation7,134 (daily)
OCLC number1586324

The Jamestown Sun is a daily newspaper printed in Jamestown, North Dakota. The Sun is the official newspaper of Stutsman County, North Dakota and has a modest circulation in southeast North Dakota.[1]


Percy Hansen and Bryon Hansen bought the Jamestown Alert in 1925 from William Kellogg. The Alert's history dated back to July 1878, and Kellogg had been the owner since 1886.[2] The Hansens renamed it the Jamestown Sun, and Byron served as publisher. In 1988, Byron's son Gordon (who had taken over as publisher) sold the paper to the American Publishing Company (later Hollinger International); they sold it in 2000 to the current owner, Forum Communications.[3] The paper moved from evening publication to a morning edition in 1992.[4]


  1. ^ "About The Jamestown sun. [volume] (Jamestown, N.D.) 1926-current". Library of Congress. Retrieved February 10, 2020.
  2. ^ About Jamestown Alert, Chronicling America, summary by State Historical Society of North Dakota
  3. ^ (6 April 2012). Gordon Hansen, former Sun owner, dies Thursday, Jamestown Sun
  4. ^ (3 July 2008). Sun will turn 130 Friday, Jamestown Sun