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April 5th

Sen. Heitkamp Comes to VC

April 5, 2013

U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp came to Valley City Thursday to talk with local officials and business people about a housing shortage in Valley City, Jamestown, Barnes County and Stutsman County.
Heitkamp said she planned to return to Valley City to talk about the housing shortage, and plans to bring federal regulators on a future visit so they can learn from local residents what regulators can do to lessen the housing shortage.
More in Friday's issue of the Times-Record.

CROP Walk Set for April 28

April 5, 2013

Barnes County is gearing up for another CROP Walk for Hunger that remains the longest continuously-running CROP Walk in the nation.
The six-mile annual walk is a fundraiser that benefits the hungry at home and around the world. 
Walkers begin at Our Savior's Lutheran Church parking lot at 1 p.m. and walk for six miles around Valley City. Education stations that teach people about hunger-related issues, are set up in various points long the path.
Read more in Friday's Times-Record

CROP Walk Set for April 28

April 5, 2013

Barnes County is gearing up for another CROP Walk for Hunger that remains the longest continuously-running CROP Walk in the nation.
The six-mile annual walk is a fundraiser that benefits the hungry at home and around the world. 
Walkers begin at Our Savior's Lutheran Church parking lot at 1 p.m. and walk for six miles around Valley City. Education stations that teach people about hunger-related issues, are set up in various points long the path.
Read more in Friday's Times-Record

April 4th

Relative of Locals Has Wish Granted

April 4, 2013

Ty Kulsrud, a son of Jay and Laura Kulsrud, and Ty's brothers, Tanner and Lane, ended up visiting the home of his rodeo-riding hero, Ty Murray, Feb. 28 in Texas with the help of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
The Kulsrud family was given the VIP treatment at the PBR rodeo, including tickets to the show, a backstage tour and interaction with the riders. Ty also had the chance to meet and hang out with a number of local cowboys.
More in Thursday's issue of the Times-Record.

No Flood Predicted, but City Leaders Prepared

April 4, 2013

While flooding isn't predicted in the Valley City area this year, city officials recently held a tabletop exercise in the event of an unpredicted flood disaster. The exercise addressed the city's readiness, what resources would be available and how the chain-of-command would work during flood response.
The exercise was especially important to the city administrator and the police chief who are both new to the area.
For more on the city's tabletop exercise, read Thursday's Times-Record.

VCSU Students, Faculty Visit Mexico

April 4, 2013

Students and faculty from Valley City State University spent 10 days in Mexico where they collaborated with schools there and absorbed the culture and history of the area through tours and events.
Students spent three of those day doing projects academically related to their majors.
Read more in Thursday's Times-Record.

April 3rd

Sheriff Moving to Hill

April 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 Adding Jobs In VC, SD

April 3, 2013

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. “We have room for 60 or 70 people.”
More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.

Jefferson Students Raise Autism Awareness

April 3, 2013

Tuesday students and staff at Jefferson Elementary School did an “awareness 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

City Has New Mayor for a Day

April 3, 2013

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.

 

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