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January 2nd, 2014

Christmas Tree Pickup Begins Monday

January 2, 2014

Valley City Public Works crews will pick up Christmas trees on the boulevard starting Mon, Jan. 6.

Top Local Stories of 2013

January 2, 2014

Times-Record reporters Paul Riemerman, Bonnie Jo Conley-Hanson and Heidi Harris look back at the top local stories of 2013.
In no particular order, news staff chose these as the top happenings in Barnes County from the past year:

*A multiple-vehicle crash in downtown Valley City this summer left two women seriously injured.

*Rebuilding of Ninth Avenue Northwest was completed in late 2013.

*A massive summer flash flood left many Valley City businesses and homes and two schools damaged.

WARNING: Phone Scam Affecting Area Cell Phones

January 2, 2014

The Valley City Police Department is warning residents about a reported phone scam.
According to Police Chief Fred Thompson, some residents have received calls from a 473 area code. The phone rings a few times then stops.
DO NOT return call to this number, said Thompson. Callers reported the number is for an adult entertainment service; callers heard pornographic content upon returning the call. In addition, said Thompson, the exchange is a Granada phone number, and callers could be charged for an international phone call.

December 31st, 2013

UPDATE: Road Closures Due to Casselton Explosion

December 31, 2013

The following roads in Cass County are closed as a result of the Casselton, ND train derailment:
-Cass County Road 10 from N.D. State Highway 18 to N.D. State Highway 23
-154th Ave from 35th St to 36th St.

December 30th

Valley City to Host Jan. 10-11 Special Olympics Winter Games

December 30, 2013

Valley City will host the 2014 Special Olympics North Dakota State Winter Games for the third straight year, SOND announced on Dec. 11.

Read this story in Tuesday's Times-Record.

BREAKING: Evacuation Urged in Casselton After Derailment

December 30, 2013

An evacuation of the entire City of Casselton was initiated after
train carrying crude oil derailed near the city Monday setting off a series of explosions. Cass County officials urged residents to evacuate as shifting winds and a high pressure system could blow the thick, toxic smoke down into the city.

Grossman Optimistic About Clerkships

December 30, 2013

Barnes County States Attorney Lee Grossman is optimistic that a new program to help establish clerkships for rural counties could help increase the number of lawyers in Barnes County. More in Tuesday's issue of the Times-Record.

New VC Store Has Eclectic Mix of Items

December 30, 2013

Vintage Variety, a new store in Valley City, offers just what the name suggests — a variety of vintage items.
Owner Lorraine Curtis said the store has an "eclectic assortment of everything from antiques to new."
The store, located on Central Avenue next to Wells Fargo, is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from noon to 7 p.m. and other days by chance.
Read more in Tuesday's Times-Record.

Kidder County Outlasts Lady Loboes

December 30, 2013

Lady Loboes senior guard Tasha Piehl scored 10 points, sank all four free throws and hit two 3-pointers as LaMoure-Litchville/Marion hosted Kidder County on Friday night, but Pirates junior guard Jenna Nicholson put up 11 points and sank all four of her own free throws to lead Kidder County to a 39-32 win.

Next for the Lady Loboes (1-2 overall) is a road game at Linton/HMB, 7:30 p.m.

Bison in His Heart and in His Home: NDSU Fan Ron Berge Collects Bison

December 30, 2013

When rural Dazey man Ron Berge watches the North Dakota State University Bison football team compete for their third national championship Saturday, he'll be surrounded by family and his huge bison herd collection.
Ron is a dedicated Bison fan. He began collecting hard ironwood Bison some years after graduating from NDSU with a mechanical engineering degree in 1960.
Read more about Berge's collection in Monday's Times-Record.

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