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April 15th, 2013

County Government Week Monday - Friday

April 15, 2013

Fuel assistance, Medicaid, absentee voting ballots, marriage licenses, veterans benefits, immunizations, becoming a licensed or registered child care provider, plant identification and road maintenance are a few of the services offered within Barnes County and at the courthouse.
Barnes County residents will have the chance to learn more about many services available to them during County Government Week Monday through Friday at the courthouse.

Relay for Life Moves Downtown

April 15, 2013

The Barnes County Relay for Life has a few changes this year, but Mary Dahl, community relationship manager for the American Cancer Society, said the annual fundraiser will continue the same traditions.
"We're still going to be honoring survivorship and caregiving and honoring those lost to cancer," she said.
This year's event will move to a new downtown location and because of feedback from the community, will only run through midnight instead of all night long.
Find out more in Monday's Times-Record.

Monday Is Closed

April 15, 2013

In like a lion, out like... No wait, that was March. And April snows don't produce much for flowers.
The state, the northern tier, was hit by a massive snowstorm that began Sunday, and is still producing snow this morning. Interstate 94 is closed from the Montana line to the Minnesota line, and travel on all other roads in North Dakota is ill-advised.
Schools around the area are closed today, and many events are postponed. Make sure you check first before going out.

April 14th

No Travel Advisory

April 14, 2013

No Travel Advisory extended to Jamestown and surrounding areas

The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) along with the North Dakota Highway Patrol have extended the No Travel Advisory to include Jamestown and surrounding areas due to heavy snow and high winds causing areas of near zero visibility, and snow and ice covered roadways. Motorists should not travel in the area due to hazardous conditions which may make it unsafe to travel.

April 12th

T-R Sports Welcomes New Additions

April 12, 2013

Dillan Ostrom and Ricky Paulson have joined the Times-Record sports team as stringers and should soon be seen at area sporting events.
Ostrom is a Valley City State University senior majoring in Media Communications, and Paulson is a senior at Valley City High School.
Read more about them in Friday's Times-Record.

Beware Nuisance Species

April 12, 2013

Summer will soon be here, and with that folks will be hitting local lakes and rivers in their boats. Several species of aquatic nuisances have been identified in area waters. To learn what they are and how to prevent the spread of ANS, read Friday's Times-Record.

Food Pantry Need Increases, Donations Keep Up

April 12, 2013

The Barnes County Food Pantry has seen an increased need in the community, and JoAnn Korf, site manager at Barnes County Senior Center who also works with the Barnes County Food Pantry, said donations have kept up with that increased need.
Read more in Friday's Times-Record

April 11th

Sheriff has New Space

April 11, 2013

The Barnes County Sheriff's Department has moved into new offices in the former USDA Building Behind Wagon Wheel Motel off Winter Show Road. Visitors to the new office should enter through the east doors.
Read more in Thursday's Times-Record.

Drought Conditions Lessening For Farmers

April 11, 2013

Jennifer Ritterling, senior meteorologist with the Grand Forks office of the National Weather Service, said Wednesday it is hard to gauge moisture on the ground because “everything is still frozen,” but as of April 4, “drought is ongoing with some improvement.”

Ritterling said the Grand Forks office is mostly concerned with flooding predictions, but for farmers, drought can be a bigger concern.

According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, as of April 2, Barnes County and southeastern North Dakota was categorized as being in moderate to extreme drought conditions.

Summer Camp; Not Just for Kids

April 11, 2013

In spite of a lingering winter, summer will soon be upon us and with it will come kids who are out of school and bored. A variety of summer camps are available for youth and parents in a range of prices including traditional summer camps, camps for athletes, academic and arts camps, and Bible camps. Some even offer financial assistance to those who qualify.
For information on many of the summer camps for area kids, read Thursday's Times-Record.

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