Following a Thursday evening torrential rainstorm, scattered homes and apartments in Valley City Friday looked to be holding moving sales as couches, beds, throw rugs and much else were placed under the blue sky in the sun to dry, while hoses snaked along lawns and roads dispersing basement water into the streets. Some downtown business spent the morning pumping out, too. But down at the Iron Stallion, owner Brian Mindt was doleful that he would ever be dry.
Mother Nature struck Valley City and Barnes County with a vengeance Thursday, with a tornado reported near Rogers, hail as large as 1.5 inches in diameter dropping in the city and 6.78 inches of rainfall just northwest of Valley City.
Valley City State University reported more than 4 inches of rain had fallen as of about 9 p.m. Thursday.
More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record.
Cancer survivors, caretakers, friends and family walked together Friday to fight against cancer during the Barnes County Relay for Life.
In a new downtown location, the Relay was held Friday from 5 p.m. to midnight on Central Avenue. The evening started with a survivors reception at 5 p.m., followed by opening ceremonies at 6 p.m.
Funds raised from the annual event go to the American Cancer Society, which sponsors Relay for Life, to find cures and fight back against cancer.
Not only does the Relay raise funds and awareness of cancer, it gives survivors a chance to share their stories.