January 29th, 2014
Federal Transportation Department officials have agreed to announce Essential Air Service contracts for North Dakota communities this week, and to possibly speed up transitions for Devils Lake and Jamestown, where air service is threatened, U.S. Sens. John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp said. More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.
Valley City State University will host a presentation of "Culture Shock" at 8 p.m., Monday in Vangstad Auditorium on the Valley City State University campus, said Kari Stricklin, director of the VCSU student center and student activities. More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.
The Valley City State University Diversity and Inclusion Office will host a reading of the play The Vagina Monologues, an episodic play by Eve Ensler based on interviews with female victims of violence and sexual abuse, on March 13 at 7:30 p.m. in Theatre 320 of McFarland Hall on the VCSU campus.
Participation is open to the public. People interested in participating in the event are invited to an informal group reading in Theatre 320 on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 11 a.m. For more information, contact Dr. Nadja Johnson at (701) 845-7306 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A new five-year Farm Bill could be close at hand, according to statements from U.S. Senators John Hoeven (R,) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-NPL). On the table is a 1,000-page bipartisan bill that cuts food stamps by 1 percent yet provides subsidies and other programs for farmers.
More in Wednesday's Times-Record.
Lady Hi-Liner basketball hosted Eastern Dakota Conference rival Wahpeton on North Dakota National Guard Night at Valley City Stateâ€™s W.E. Osmon Fieldhouse, a site agreed upon with savvy scheduling adjustments, on Tuesday night and rode a strong second half to a 54-38 win.
An early-morning fire left a Valley City family homeless Tuesday after destroying the residence and sending three family members to the hospital for minor injuries.
The Valley City Fire Department responded to a fire at the Schonert residence at 542 Fourth Avenue SW, Valley City at about 1:30 a.m. and battled the flames in sub-zero temperatures for the next five hours.
The Valley City Eagles Club is hosting an adult prom, complete with winter wonderland decorations, food and a grand march, this Valentine's Day. Manager Rich Hass said the doors open at the club Friday, Feb. 14 at 7 p.m., and the band, Boomtown, starts at 8:30 p.m. Hass said the cost is $5 per person and requests that attendees RSVP to the Valley City Eagles Club at (701) 845-2192 by Feb. 7.
More in Tuesday's Times-Record.
Xcel Energy Monday announced it was no longer asking its natural gas customers in eastern North Dakota to turn thermostats down to 60 degrees to deal with an emergency. More in Tuesday's issue of the Times-Record.
The first 2014 spring flooding prediction for Valley City shows a lower chance than normal for any type of flooding by April 27, according to Mike Lukes, National Weather Service hydrologist for the Grand Forks office. More in Tuesday's issue of the Times-Record
Special Olympics North Dakota announced on Saturday that 34 North Dakotan athletes and 11 coaches have been selected to participate in the June 14-21, 2014 Special Olympics USA Games in New Jersey.
Team North Dakota athletes will compete in aquatics, athletics (track and field), bowling, powerlifting, and the unified sports of bocce, soccer and volleyball.
Read this story in Tuesday's Times-Record.