Archive - Nov 2011 - News Article
At Wednesday night's meeting of the Barnes County North School Board, members discussed forming a building authority to pay for the construction of a new school, or to continue using the current campuses.
The board encouraged BCN district residents to offer feedback on the proposal.
A special meeting will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 30, at 7 p.m. in the Spiritwood school building for public opinion and possible action by the board.
VALLEY CITY, N.D. (AP) â€” The former longtime Valley City police chief who retired after a months-long dispute with a city administrator who has since left town now plans to take on the mayor, who a group of residents wants forced from office.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) â€” North Dakota got its first real taste of winter weather Tuesday, with some areas getting heavy snow and others strong winds.
The National Weather Service reports that many northern parts of the state got several inches of snow, with 6 inches falling in Minot. Law enforcement agencies in the area reported more than 100 incidents of vehicles sliding into ditches or other vehicles.
An temporary easement drawn up by States Attorney Brad Cruff and signed by Barnes County Commission President Cindy Schwehr releases the county from any liability on four power poles that are perilously close to the pavement on County Road 20.
The poles are approximately four feet from the roadway, and are temporary replacements for poles that were damaged in a fierce windstorm during the early morning hours of July 15.
Wednesday, Nov. 16
- Pack the HAC: Sponsored by Valley City Public Schools, the VCHS Student Council, and local businesses. The event aims to fill the HAC floor with non-perishable food items and toiletries for the Barnes County Food Pantry. "Pack" will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Hi-liner Activity Center.
- Mercy Hospital Nurses will meet at noon at Another Time restaurant.
Thursday, November 17
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) â€” North Dakota's Senate unanimously approved a $639 million disaster relief measure Thursday that includes money for low-interest home loans, road construction and repairs to public works.
Final approval was expected Friday in the House as North Dakota lawmakers prepared to finish their week-long special session on Veterans' Day.
North Dakota law enforcement agencies throughout the state will conduct increased seatbelt enforcement during a "Click It or Ticket" campaign running Friday, Nov. 11, through Saturday, Nov. 19.
"North Dakota has some startling statistics related to unbelted motor vehicle fatalities," said NDDOT Safety Division Director Mark Nelson in a news release. "Historically, about three out of four people killed in motor vehicle crashes are not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash."
The Barnes County Water Resource District Board meets Monday, Nov. 14 at 9 a.m. in the Barnes County Highway Department Conference Room.
Call to order
Revenue & Expenditure Reports
Arvid Winkler - Cuba Township
Drain tile applications- Alta and Ellsbury Townships
The Barnes County Commission will meet Tuesday, Nov 15, at 8 a.m. in the Commission Chambers on the second floor of the Barnes County Courthouse.
8:00 - Pledge of Allegiance
8:05 - Kerry Johnson, Hwy Supt
9:00 - Auditorâ€™s Office â€“ Approval of minutes; Appointment of Social Services board member
9:15 - Discussion â€“ Little Yellowstone Park
9:45 - Kim Franklin, EM - Appointment of applicant agent for HMGP
10:00 - Break
10:15 - Commissionersâ€™ discussion
11:00 - Sale of tax properties
The Valley City Public Schools regular school board meeting for this month will be held Monday, Nov. 14, at 5:15 p.m. in the Central Administration Building.
1. Call Meeting to Order
2. Welcome the Audience
3. Approval of Minutes
4. Approval of Agenda
5. Approval of Bills
6. New Business
A. Student/Staff Recognition â€“ Superintendent Koppelman
B. Robotics Team Presentation
C. Mrs. Vanessa Kocka, Guidance Counselor at Washington Elementary School and Students from 5th &
6th Grade - Report on Youth Frontiers Retreat