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John Deere Breaks Ground on Expansion

November 28, 2012

John Deere Seeding Group broke ground Tuesday on a significant project at its factory in Valley City. The new $20 million expansion will increase the factory that was built 15 years ago by an additional 100,000 square feet, bringing the building to over 325,000 square feet.

Gov. Jack Dalrymple joined John Deere officials and Mayor Bob Werkhoven for the celebration.

John Deere’s expansion is part of a major Interstate 94 Regional Development Corridor project by the Barnes County-Valley City Development Corporation.

County Plans to Stick to 9-1-1 Plan

November 28, 2012

In spite of reports from another media outlet, county commissioners currently do not plan to take over operations of the 9-1-1 system by Jan. 1 according to Barnes County Commissioner Eldred Knutson. The commission will, however, consider taking over financial oversight of the public safety answering point by Jan. 1 at its next meeting.

According to County Commissioner Eldred Knutson, Jan. 1 was his personal goal, but the county commissioners will keep its deadline of July 16 for taking over 9-1-1 operations from the City of Valley City.

Annual Decorating Contests Begin

November 28, 2012

Valley City’s annual home decorating and business decorating contests for the holiday seasons sponsored by the Valley City Area Chamber of Commerce have kicked off, said Kay Vinje, office administrator for the Chamber and Valley City-Barnes County Development Corp.

Vinje said Tuesday the Chamber is now asking for nominations for entries in the two contests.

“Anybody can call in and nominate their own home or business or somebody else’s.”

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