Archive - Mar 2012
The Maple Valley High School girls basketball team had a strong fourth quarter Monday to advance to the semifinals of the Region 1 tournament in Lisbon.
The Raiders beat Milnor 64-47 in the quarterfinal game.
Maple Valley led 47-42 at the end of the third quarter, but then limited Milnor to five points in the fourth.
Rylee Nudell connected on 11-15 shots from the field and went 7-12 from the free-throw line to finish with 29 points. Cassie Pautz had 15 points.
The Raiders play Kindred tonight at 6 p.m. in the tournament semifinals.
Moore named All-American
The Valley City State University track and field team crowned an All-American at the NAIA Indoor Track and Field National Championships, which took place over the weekend at the Spire Institute in Geneva, Ohio.
Freshman Darien Moore took fifth place in the weight throw event, placing him as an All American. He had a recorded distance of 18.87 meters in the finals, which finished him two centimeters behind the fourth place finisher.
FARGO â€” Looking back on his teamâ€™s season, Valley City High School girls basketball coach Jim McDaniel was pleased with how it went.
â€śI thought it was a great season,â€ť he said, noting the progress the team has made in recent years.
The team ended the season Friday with a 55-44 loss to Fargo Davies in the Eastern Dakota Conference regional tournament at the Fargo Civic Center. McDaniel said it was the first time the Hi-Liners advanced past the play-in game in nearly seven years.
â€śOur program is moving in the right direction,â€ť he said.
Wes Anderson, curator of the Barnes County Museum said this yearâ€™s North Dakota State Fair heritage and writing contests are great ideas to preserve memories of people alive today for future generations.
Friday the North Dakota State Fair based in Minot revealed it was having a State Fair Writing Contest and a North Dakota Heritage Contest.
For the heritage contest, residents are being asked to write down and submit their stories about what life was like in the state.
Submitted work will be displayed on the 4-H Wall in the N.D. State Fair Center at the 2012 state fair July 20-28.
To watch City Lights Supper Club owner Tommy Bergan in his newly remodeled restaurant is to see a man in his element. As he walks around the bar to greet old friends and new guests, it is clear that hospitality is in his blood.
â€śMy parents own the Taco Johnâ€™s here in town, so thatâ€™s where I got my first start with restaurants,â€ť said Bergan. â€śI went to school at UND and worked at Red Lobster and the Ground Round just kind of kept going with restaurant management through college.â€ť
While its late arrival may be arguably fashionable, winter has made a grand entrance in southeast North Dakota.
Mother Nature dropped a reported 5.5 inches of snow on the Valley City area over the weekend according to the National Weather Service in Grand Forks.
â€śFive-point-five is what are unofficial co-op observer reported, but heâ€™s a good measurer and he lives pretty close to town,â€ť NWS meteorologist Bill Barrett said Monday morning. â€śThat was called in around noon time, 12:05.â€ť
A Gallup Poll study has again ranked North Dakota the nationâ€™s best state for creating jobs. North Dakota also ranked at the top of Gallup poll rankings in 2009 and 2010.
The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) and North Dakota Highway Patrol (NDHP) have issued a Travel Alert for southwest and central North Dakota due to blowing snow sticking to the roadway causing scattered icy conditions. Motorists are encouraged to monitor local weather forecasts, reduce speeds and drive according to the conditions.
The Valley City Fire Department rescue squad, Barnes County Sheriff's office, Barnes County Ambulance and the North Dakota Highway Patrol responded to a multiple vehicle pile-up in the median of I-94 between exit 296 and 298 a little after 1 p.m. Friday afternoon.
Wind gusts, blowing snow and slush in the roadway made driving conditions extremely hazardous. Some injuries were reported in the wreck, which initially was just two vehicles in the median, but eventually grew to include 5 cars, a semi and a truck which had rolled to rest on its top.
The Barnes County Historical Society Lecture Series Season 14 Presents: â€śJoseph DeMasi: REAL Italian Cookingâ€ť 7PM Thursday March 8 at the Barnes County Museum.