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June 26th

Contractors: Check 'Em Out

June 26, 2013

Last week, after Mother Nature dumped up to seven inches of rain on the area, a lot of damage was left behind in the wake. Unscrupulous contractors like to swoop in on victims of natural disasters and perform repairs that may be sub-par or done with shoddy materials. If a deal sounds too good to be true, it probably is. To learn how to be protected from "storm chasers," read Wednesday's Times-Record.

VCSU, VCHS Damaged in Flood

June 26, 2013

Valley City High School and Valley City State University both received significant damage from Thursday's flash flood. Both institutions have filed claims with North Dakota Fire and Tornado Fund, a property insurance company, and are waiting to see if the damage will be paid for.
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Valley City Public Schools superintendent Dean Koppelman said the junior and senior high school received about $60,000 worth of damage, mainly to carpet and ceiling tiles. He said a quick response and people available to help aided in mitigating much of the damage.
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June 25th

Basement Cleaning Kits Offered

June 25, 2013

Barnes County has free kits available to help residents safely clean up basements flooded by Thursday's nearly 7-inch rainfall.

The kits include a bucket, a mop head, gloves, garbage bags, squeegees, antiseptic cleaner, bleach, laundry detergent, safety goggles, sponges and rags.

Kits can be picked up at the emergency services office in the Barnes County Highway Department building on Airport Road from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Call 845-6678 for information.

More in Tuesday's issue of the Times-Record.

Practice Fireworks Safety July 4

June 25, 2013

Beginning Thursday, Valley City will likely be filled with the sights and sounds of fireworks, with the pyrotechnics being legal for sale from then through July 5.
Valley City Fire Department Chief Gary Retterath said Monday fireworks can be sold from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. those days, and those buying them must be at least 12 and be able to prove the age. Retterath said most sellers require a note testifying to the age signed by a parent.
More in Tuesday's issue of the Times-Record.

No More Foss Drug: Pharmacy Bought Out

June 25, 2013

A long-standing pharmacy in Valley City is under new ownership. NuCara Pharmacy, based out of Conrad, Iowa, bought out Foss Drug June 5, manager Janice Berg said. Terry Kristensen was the former owner of Foss Drug. Read the Times-Record for more information on the historical business.

Escaped Prisoner Captured

June 25, 2013

Matthew Kidd, who escaped from the Barnes County Jail on Thursday, has been captured and is back in jail facing new charges for fleeing. Kidd was found near Fingal with the help of tips and outside law enforcement agencies. For more information on Matthew Kidd, read Wednesday's Times-Record.

Evidence Lost in Flooding

June 25, 2013

Last week's flooding damaged the basement of the Valley City Law Enforcement Center where evidence in several criminal cases was held. With evidence compromised by flood waters, officials believe some court cases may be lost or dismissed. For more on this story, read Wednesday's Times-Record.

Relay Raises Over $33K

June 25, 2013

Barnes County Relay for Life co-chair Marge Bessette said the annual cancer fundraiser raised about $33,500 so far this year.
"We are very happy with the amount," she said.
Funds raised benefit the American Cancer Society, which sponsors the Relay, to aid in finding cures and fighting back against cancer.
Mary Dahl, representative with the American Cancer Society, said their goal was to surpass last year's fundraising amount, and "we did that," raising more than the $30,000 raised last year. She expects money will trickle in for at least a week and perhaps throughout the summer.

June 24th

Pump, Dig, Then Hope

June 24, 2013

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.

Tornado, Hail, Heavy Rain Hit Barnes County

June 24, 2013

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.

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