Archive - May 11, 2012
VALLEY CITY (NewsDakota.com) Authorities say a Valley City woman died today after she went into the Sheyenne River. The womanâs body was recovered in the river by Barnes County and Valley City Fire and Rescue Squad members Friday morning around 8:30.
Fire Chief Gary Retterath says members from the Valley City public works department working on lift station number one saw a woman in the river about 8:20 Friday morning.
National Weather Service meteorologist Peter Rogers in Grand Forks said Thursday after a week of wildly ranging weather, the weekend is looking like it will shape up nicely.
âLooks like a good weekend overall,â said Rogers. âPrecipitation-wise weâre going to be dry all weekend, region-wide, not just in the Valley City area.â
Bruce Maynard from Bellingham, Wash., says he is used to a âpretty good living.â
âI like five-star restaurants; I like cruises around the world; I like a beautiful home and my gorgeous ocean-going yacht, all those kinds of things, not to mention my gorgeous wife,â he said as he walked across Eckelson Lake on County Road 22. âSo in the last 24 months, I have lost everything.â
The Valley City Convention and Visitors Bureau, whose primary purpose is bringing visitors to the area, had a lot to celebrate Thursday. As part of National Tourism Week, the CVB celebrated new additions to Valley City.
âTourism has been on the rise in Valley City as evidenced by increased accommodation tax collections and a rise in the food and beverage tax amount.Â These are two funds that help quantify the number of visitors in the area.Â Visitors signing in at the Rosebud Visitor Center has averaged over 2,000 a year,â said Mary Lee Nielson, marketing director of CVB.