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December 22nd

Dietrichs Broken Into Over Night

December 22, 2014

Valley City Police are looking for an unidentified individual who broke into the Dietrich and Sons building through a window early this morning when the business was closed and unoccupied.

Police Chief Fred Thompson said once inside, the suspect took a small safe belonging to the business and left in an unknown direction.

The suspect, described as "heavy set," and some of the suspect's movements were caught on surveillance video. Police were unable to locate the suspect after checking the area.

December 19th

Drake Questions Buy-Out Property Rules

December 19, 2014

Bob Drake believes Valley City lost out when flood buy-out homes were demolished. Had the homes been sold and moved onto other city lots, the city would have benefited from the purchases as well as property taxes once the homes were at new locations.

Valley Youth Choir Performs at Courthouse

December 19, 2014

The VCSU Community School of the Arts (CSA) Valley Youth Choir, directed by Courtney Pederson, from the Barnes County Courthouse Carol Sing on the evening of Tuesday, Dec. 16.

Connie Reiten, director of the Community School of the Arts, said on Wednesday that one other CSA ensemble performed, the Valley Voices Women's Choir directed by Dr. Christopher Redfearn, as did the Valley City Troubadours.

Cramer Talks With VCHS Students

December 19, 2014

U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer spent more than an hour Thursday speaking to students in Brock Carlson's government class at Valley City High School. About 35 students attended, and every seat was filled along with more than a dozen students leaning against walls and sitting on the floor. More in Friday's issue of the Times-Record.

New Health, Wellness Business Open in VC

December 19, 2014

A new health and wellness business has opened in Valley City. Wellness at Revelations of Beauty, owned by Kim Costello, features acupuncture treatment as well as aesthetics and beauty services.

"Revelations of Beauty comes from the aesthetics part of my career," Costello said, adding, "the wellness comes from the acupuncture."

More in Friday's Times-Record.

December 18th

VCSU Basketball Hosting Food Drive at Friday Games

December 18, 2014

The Valley City State University basketball teams will be offering free admission Friday as the Vikings host a food drive to collect donations for the Barnes County Food Pantry.

The Vikings host University of Minnesota-Morris for a doubleheader Friday at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. at the W.E. Osmon Fieldhouse. Admission to the games will be free, but fans and spectators are asked to bring a non-perishable food item, which will be donated to the Barnes County Food Pantry.

Smith Lumber Open at New Location

December 18, 2014

Smith Lumber's new store is now open for business. New owners Tim and Brenda Durheim, who took over the business in July, have chosen to move to 1525 East Main Street, to expand the business.

An open house is planned for today from 3-7 p.m. so the public can check out the new place. Refreshments and goodies will be served. Brenda said a bigger grand opening celebration will be held in April.

More in Thursday's Times-Record.

Throwback Thursday: Barnes County Servicemen Christmas

December 18, 2014

The Valley City Times-Record plans to run a historical photograph each week on Thursdays submitted by our readers.

An anonymous local resident provided the Times-Record with this photograph of Barnes County servicemen spending Christmas in Honolulu in 1947 or 1948.

Wage Suit Filed Against VC Super 8 Owner

December 18, 2014

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Labor is suing the owner of the Valley City Super 8 Motel and several other hotels for allegedly failing to pay minimum wage and overtime rates in North Dakota and Montana.

The complaint says that Bharat "Brian" Patel owes about $100,000 in back wages and $100,000 in damages to front-desk clerks, housekeeping staff and other hotel employees. The case involves 193 workers at 13 hotels.

December 17th

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Robin Williams was the Most Popular Google Search Term of 2014

December 17, 2014

According to Google, which released a report Tuesday on the top trending terms of the year, the top term overall was "Robin Williams," after the well-known and popular comedian died in August. No. 2 was "World Cup," the global soccer tournament held in Brazil in June. Third on the list was "Ebola," the highly contagious virus.

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