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Crash Near Jamestown Kills 6

December 27, 2012

The North Dakota Highway Patrol said a crash between a semitrailer and a pickup killed six men on Interstate 94 near Jamestown at about 10:55 a.m. Wednesday. The accident happened on eastbound Interstate 94 at mile marker 258.

Sgt. Josh Rude said the six men were in a westbound pickup truck when the driver lost control. The pickup went through the median and was struck on the passenger side by an eastbound semitrailer. The semi trailer was being driven by a 23-year-old resident of Mandan.

Rude says all six men in the pickup were killed.

City, Corps to Hold Flood Meeting

December 27, 2012

The City of Valley City along with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, will hold a public meeting Jan. 10 to provide a status update to the public on the Valley City Sheyenne River Flood Risk Management Feasibility study.

The study is a cost-shared effort between the Corps and Valley City to evaluate alternatives for flood risk management in the area.

Smoking Ban Reactions: Some Good, Some Bad

December 27, 2012

Since a state law prohibiting smoking in public places went into effect last month, area law enforcement hasn’t had any problems with enforcement, but bar owners and managers have vastly different opinions on how the law has affected their businesses.

According to Barnes County Sheriff Randy McClaflin and Detective Mark McDonald of the Valley City Police Department, neither of their departments have had any complaints about smokers.

HS Student Wears Shirt For Month As Awareness Effort

December 27, 2012

Valley City High School Junior Aislinn Fogarty wore the same shirt for 30 days as a way to raise awareness of the fact many young people around the world only have one shirt to wear.

She hastens to add she washed the garment on a regular basis.

The effort was also part of a fund-raising campaign to help young people who can’t afford more than one shirt.

The 17-year-old daughter of Paula Fogarty said people “pledged 50 cents or a dollar for every day I wear the shirt.” They live in Valley City.

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