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Archive - May 2012

May 24th

VCSU's Moore wins national title; VCHS softball advances in EDC tourney

May 25, 2012

Valley City State University junior Darien Moore won the NAIA national championship in the hammer throw Thursday in Marion, Ind. Moore finished with a throw of 200 feet, beating his closest opponent six feet. Moore will compete in the shot put, which takes place at 2 p.m. today. VCSU’s Amber Volanti missed placing in the javelin by under a foot.

VCHS softball advances in EDC tourney
The Valley City High School softball team avenged a loss from its season opener, beating Red River 5-1 in the first round of the Eastern Dakota Conference tournament.

VCHS track team taking four underclassmen to state meet

May 25, 2012

Valley City High School’s April Berntson has yet to see the state track and field meet from an athlete’s perspective. Bentson, a freshman, narrowly missed making the meet last year as an eighth grader, but instead went as a spectator.
This year, she’ll be making the trip for the right reasons.
Berntson clinched her spot in the state meet with a fifth place finish in the 1,600 meter run at the Eastern Dakota Conference regional meet last weekend in Fargo.
“It was really awesome,” Berntson said. “I was just so excited and then everybody came and gave me a big hug.”

‘Survivor’ Field Day fundraiser successful

May 24, 2012

Jefferson Elementary School recently hosted a “Survivor” field day for students as a fundraising event, and it proved to be a success. Misti Kauffman, vice president of the PTO which helped establish the event, said it raised around $9,000 after expenses.

Kauffman said the event, which was organized with the help of the physical education department, was well-supported and will likely be done again next year.

Joint board discusses Devils Lake outlets

May 24, 2012

CARRINGTON, N.D. – Tuesday marked an important moment in the history of Valley City and its neighbor to the north, Devils Lake.

“This is a joint meeting of the Devils Lake Outlet Management Advisory Committee and also the Devils Lake Outlet Advisory Committee,” said Gov. Jack Dalrymple. “If that’s confusing you, you’re not the only one.”

Meeting the public: Candidates vie for votes

May 24, 2012

The five candidates for the two open Valley City City Commission seats, and uncontested Barnes County Commissioners John Froelich and Cindy Schwehr, who are up for reelection this year, addressed the community at a candidate forum Tuesday night at the Hi-Liner Activity Center.

The forum, sponsored by the Valley City Area Chamber of Commerce and moderated by Mercy Hospital director Keith Heuser, was an opportunity for candidates to get their message out by answering questions from the community.

May 23rd

Column: It's never too early to talk about the Timberwolves

May 23, 2012

With summer just around the corner, things are beginning to heat up in the NBA playoffs, at least in the Eastern Conference. While it surely looks like the ageless San Antonio Spurs will face the up and coming Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference Finals, things are not so clear out east. As the Chris Bosh-less Miami Heat try to survive the Indiana Pacers, the aging Big Three plus Rondo in Boston, look to sneak by the opportunistic Philadelphia 76ers.

Dakota Wizards leaving Bismarck

May 23, 2012

BISMARCK (AP) — The City Council in Santa Cruz, Calif., has voted to finalize a deal with the Golden State Warriors that will enable the franchise to move its NBA Development League team from North Dakota.
The Dakota Wizards have called the state capital of Bismarck home for nearly two decades. The team was bought last year by the Warriors, an NBA team based about 70 miles north of Santa Cruz in Oakland, Calif., though the team plans a move to San Francisco.

Local teams playing in regional tournament

May 23, 2012

Valley City’s Jessica Denholm looks to contribute to her team's success during regional high school softball today.
Enderlin/Maple Valley plays in the Class B South Region championship game against Central Cass at 5:30 p.m. at Tinta Tawa Park in Casselton. EMV clinched a spot in the Class B state tournament with a semifinal win Tuesday.

Conning Research says ND has best credit

May 23, 2012

North Dakota residents are finally being recognized for more than their friendliness, hard work ethic, oil reserves and the Coen brothers’ movie “Fargo.”

According to a report from Conning Research and Consulting, a Connecticut-based money management firm with $87 billion in assets, North Dakota ranked No. 1 in credit quality.

The rankings are based on 13 indicators including state revenue growth, year-over-year employment gains and foreclosure rates.

In November, the state was still ranked behind Wyoming.

Wisconsin man led officers on I-94 pursuit

May 23, 2012

Blake Curtis Dinger, 42, of Bloomer, Wiscinson was cited for fleeing to elude by Jamestown police officers after leading units from Barnes and Stutsman counties on a pursuit down Interstate 94.

Police Chief Ettinger of the Jamestown Police Department said that officers received a call that there was an erratic driver at about mile marker 256 in the east bound lanes of I94. Two Jamestown Police Department units soon got behind the Jeep Cherokee.

When the driver would not pull over, two sheriff department units from the Stutsman County Sheriff’s Department were called, Ettinger said.

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