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‘Needle in the Hay Field’ Search Team Finds Camera Card

September 27, 2012

Volunteers searching the Barnes County Municipal Airport found a missing memory card from a camera that was mounted on a plane that crashed at the airport, killing pilot Bob Odegaard earlier this month.

Two buckets of shrapnel – the remains from the Sept. 7 plane crash – sat on a table in the terminal of the Barnes County Municipal Airport on Wednesday morning, as about a dozen volunteers gathered to search the airport grounds for the important piece of wreckage.

Feds, State Ask for Whooping Crane Reports

September 27, 2012

Whooping cranes are beginning their annual migration south through North Dakota and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the North Dakota Game and Fish Department are asking people to report any sightings to either agency.

Mike Rabenberg, a USFWS wildlife biologist at the Long Lake National Wildlife Refuge said the birds migration from Canada is just getting started and should run through October.

Bird Causes Power Outage

September 27, 2012

A wayward bird ended up interrupting power to downtown Valley City Wednesday morning, said Valley City City Administrator David Schelkoph.
“We got the culprit in the office – a tweety bird,” Schelkoph said.

Businesses that lost power included the Times-Record and Dutton’s Valley Gallery of Photography.

Valley City electrical Superintendent Stan Hanson said Wednesday the the loss of power started with a circuit breaker outside the Ace Hardware store. “Somehow the bird got into the transformer and started an arc.”

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