Thursday, North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple presented the North Dakota Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award to the family of Herman Stern, a businessman and visionary who managed the Straus Clothing Store in Valley City for 70 years and made numerous contributions to the state, including establishing the North Dakota Winter Show and founding the Greater North Dakota Association, now known as the Greater North Dakota Chamber (GNDC).
Stern, who passed away in 1980, is the 40th recipient of the award, the stateâ€™s highest commendation for its citizens.
John Deere Seeding Group and Shopko Hometown each received rebate checks Wednesday morning for participating in Valley City's supplemental power supplier Missouri River's Energy Services' Bright Energy Solutions program. Both companies installed new energy-efficient lighting in their facilities, so the city rewarded them with a rebate.
More in Thursday's Times-Record.
Charges against a Valley City man who shot a pit bull dog within city limits last summer have been dismissed.
Nathan Preston faced criminal charges for the late-July incident when he fired a weapon at two pit bulls.
Valley City and its residents are witnessing a large increase in the number of water pipes freezing this winter contrasted with previous years, said City Administrator David Schelkoph Wednesday. More in Thursday's issue of the Times-Record.