Archive - Apr 3, 2013
County commissioners voted 3-2 Tuesday to approve a lease agreement on offices in the former USDA building off Winter Show Road for the Barnes County Sheriff's Department.
The move was precipitated by complaints from Barnes County Sheriff Randy McClaflin and his deputies about health issues from lead and possible mold contamination in the Valley City Law Enforcement Building. McClaflin likes the idea of being near I94 since 80 percent of the department's calls are in that direction.
For more about the Barnes County Commission meeting, read Wednesday's Times-Record.
Eagle Creek Software Services plans to add employees at Valley City. Today Eagle Creek's Valley City operation has 66 employees, and room for about 130 total workers in the center on Winter Show Road, said said Jeff Brusseau, vice president of U.S. Project Centers. â€śWe have room for 60 or 70 people.â€ť
More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.
Tuesday students and staff at Jefferson Elementary School did an â€śawareness piece" on autism. There is no known single cause for autism, but it is generally accepted that it is caused by abnormalities in brain structure or function. Brain scans show differences in the shape and structure of the brain in children with autism versus children with more usual brains and nervous systems.
More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record
A Jefferson Elementary School third-grader acted as "Mayor for a Day" Monday after winning a city-sponsored essay contest. Tyler Compson lead the Pledge of Allegiance before the Valley City Commission meeting on Monday.
Commissioners addressed blocking off a street for the Relay for Life in June, and vacating an alley during the meeting.
For more in Monday's meeting of the Valley City Commission, read Wednesday's Times-Record.
A new bar and grill in Valley City is set to open in May. Bridges Bar and Grill, attached to the AmericInn, will be a full-service bar and restaurant, featuring specialty hamburgers, paninis, pizza, wraps, salads and appetizers.
Read more in Monday's Times-Record.