July 1st, 2013
Last Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down two rulings upholding the rights of some same-sex partners to marry and giving all partners in legal same-sex marriages the same rights by the federal government as those in opposite-sex marriages. While reactions have varied greatly, some locals believe the implications of the rulings will reach far beyond the cases in which they were handed down.
Read more about local reactions in Monday's Times-Record.
First Community Credit Union of Valley City broke ground at their new location on East Main Street Friday morning. Valley City branch manager Dean Rohrich and Valley City employees joined Chief Executive Officer Steve Schmitz and board members for the event that marks the beginning of construction on the new 4,000-square-foot building.
Schmitz said they hope to be into the new building by the end of the year.
Read more in Monday's Times-Record.
Some of the fireworks set aside for Sanborn's July 4 celebration blew up Thursday evening in a storage bunker located northwest of Spiritwood in Stutsman County.
Terry Swenson, one of the leaders of the annual fireworks display and secretary of the Sanborn Fire Department said Friday, â€śSome of our projected show (fireworks) was in a bunker that exploded last night.â€ť
Despite the explosion, Swenson said, â€śThe show will go on,â€ť slated to begin at dusk.
For more information, read Monday's Times-Record and check our website tomorrow.
The weather couldn't have been better for the Elysian pastime. The sun shone down all weekend long on The Leever's Classic American Legion Baseball Tournament, played at Charlie Brown Field, in Valley City. Eight teams (including both Valley City Post #60 teams) from as far away as Grand Forks vied from Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon for the Leever's Classic trophy.
The championship game was played Sunday afternoon, between LaMoure and Nelson County Owls, and what a game it was, starting as a pitchers' duel, and ending with LaMoure getting eight-runned in the bottom of the sixth.
A high-speed chase that started in Cass County by the Fargo Police Department ended up in Barnes County Friday night.
According to Barnes County Sheriff Randy McClaflin, the suspect was involved in a domestic dispute Friday night and busted out the windows of a North Fargo Stamart and at First National Pawn.
The suspect then allegedly got behind a Fargo Police Department vehicle and pushed it. The suspect also allegedly nearly hit a Fargo police officer. On Saturday morning, during a run or die run at the West Fargo Fairgrounds, he again nearly hit a Cass County Deputy.
A multi-agency state Contractor Compliance Task Force was in Minot Thursday, doing random compliance checks at various construction sites in the area.
David Andersen, Valley City fire and building inspector, said Thursday the task force is needed in western North Dakota because of an incredible amount of construction work in the western part of the state due to the oil patch and economic growth.
More in Friday's issue of the Times-Record.
Barnes County has been without a licensed chemical addiction counselor since Delaine Anderson and her Valley City-based Positive Solutions Counseling left town.
Doctor Madeline Luke recently said if someone needs chemical addiction counseling they must travel to either Jamestown or Fargo, â€śwhich may be difficult for clients.â€ť
More in Friday's issue of the Times-Record.
A new fitness and nutrition class is set to begin in Valley City.
Four women who all share the same common goals and interests of a healthy lifestyle came together to form the class after Weight Watchers meetings were discontinued in Valley City.
Because they want a class in town to which people don't have to commute, they created a new support nutrition group called All About U at Beyond the Sun, a tanning and fitness center.
Read more in Friday's Times-Record.
Barnes County ranked high among 53 North Dakota counties in the 2013 County Health Rankings and Roadmaps for 2013.
City County Health Director Theresa Will said, â€śWe have been in the top 20 percent since they started (research) in 2010. (The high ranking) is not really surprising â€“ it would have been surprising if we declined a lot.â€ť
More in Thursday's edition of the Times-Record.
North Dakota gasoline prices have fallen on ;average by 10 cents per gallon a week ago and 51 cents from the record high average of $4.24 per gallon set May 22, according to information from North Dakota American Automobile Association.
A sampling of Valley City gasoline prices Wednesday revealed super unleaded being sold at $3.62.9 and $3.69.9 per gallon, and regular unleaded at $3.70.9 and $3.77.9.
More in Thursday's issue of the Times-Record.