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November 30th

State Game and Fish Dept. stresses ice safety for winter

November 30, 2011

As ice fishing season nears and snowmobilers wait to fire up their engines, North Dakota Game and Fish Department Education Coordinator Jeff Long stressed the importance for both snowmobilers and ice fishermen to be safe when venturing out onto a frozen lake or river.

"We're always making efforts to promote safe ice every year," Long said. "Particularly at the beginning and towards the end of the season when the ice is new and possibly thin, and then towards the end when it gets potentially mushy and not as strong anymore."

The Game and Fish Department suggests:

November 29th

Ross cleared of financial wrongdoing by BCI

November 29, 2011

In a report released Monday by the Bureau of Criminal Investigation, former Valley City Police Chief Dean Ross was cleared of accusations that he mismanaged several police department funds.
While the report did find that Ross's financial activities were "unusual, and likely not compliant with generally accepted accounting practices," it found nothing indicating his actions were criminal in nature.
"I am very pleased and gratified that the Bureau of Criminal Investigation report verifies what we've been saying all along and at the all the press conferences," said Ross of the findings.

VC water groups to meet Wednesday

November 29, 2011

Members of People to Save the Sheyenne and the Adhoc Downstream Group will hold a public meeting Wednesday, Nov. 30, at 7 p.m. at the Eagles Airie in Valley City.

The public is welcome to discuss the latest developments in combating Devils Lake flooding and how they affect Valley City and downstream communities.

November 28th

Barnes County Highway Dept. lifts temporary restrictions on county roads

November 28, 2011

At a special meeting of the Barnes County Commission, Highway Superintendent Kerry Johnson said weight restrictions were being lifted on County Roads 1 near Wimbledon, 22 west of State Highway 1 and 37 on the southeast county line.

Trucks were restricted to six tons per axle on County Roads 1 and 37 and about half a dozen other locations for several months, while County Road 22 was restricted to light traffic only when it was reopened last month following an emergency grade raise.

November 25th

Barnes County Commission, Park Board to meet Nov. 28

November 25, 2011

The Barnes County Commission will meet 8 a.m., Monday, Nov. 28, in the Commission Chambers at the Barnes County Courthouse to discuss bids for the North Valley Bridge project.

The project includes building a new bridge to the east of the existing North Valley Bridge while keeping traffic open.

The meeting will be followed by a Barnes County Park Board meeting at 9 a.m.

November 23rd

VC school lunch among top in nation

November 23, 2011

Valley City's school lunch program has been recognized by the United States Department of Agriculture as one of the healthiest, nutrition-minded programs in the country. Meanwhile, the US House of Representatives passed a bill Thursday that will continue to allow federally funded school lunch programs to consider pizza a vegetable.

November 22nd

Events Calendar Nov. 23-Dec. 3

November 22, 2011

Wednesday, Nov. 23
-Firemen's Dance at the Eagles starts at 8:30 p.m., featuring "The Front Fenders".

Saturday, Nov. 26
-Mercy Hospital Foundation will host the Festival of Trees at the Eagles, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Monday, November 28
-The regular monthly meeting of the Barnes Rural Water District for November will be changed from the last Wednesday of the month to 6:15 today at the district office, 421 West Main St., Valley City.

Volunteers needed to help Salvation Army 'ring the bell'

November 22, 2011

The Barnes County Salvation Army will begin its 2011 Bell Ringing Campaign on Nov. 25, with Joe Lunde and Dave Carlsrud as new kettle drive co-chairmen. Familiar red kettles and cheerful bell-ringers will appear at local stores on Black Friday to collect donations, and if you've ever wanted to be one of the smiling kettle drive faces, now is your chance to step up.

Commission approves Devils Lake resolution

November 22, 2011

In an early-morning meeting that lasted only a few minutes, the Valley City City Commission approved Resolution No. 1818 by unanimous vote Wednesday morning.
The final draft of the resolution contained more specific language about the Tolna Coulee Control Structure, as well as the proposed West Stump Lake Gravity Flow Emergency Channel on Devils Lake. The resolution states that the commission will support the two structures, assuming they maintain the elevation of Devils Lake at 1,458 feet above mean sea level, allowing the lake to function as a reservoir up to that point.

City-County Health Board meeting agenda for Nov. 22

November 22, 2011

The City-County Health District Board will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Commission Chambers at the Barnes County Courthouse.

Agenda:

Call to order
Approval of agenda
Secretary's minutes
Director's report
Vouchered expenses
Financial report

Old business:
1. ACHIEVE Grant update

2. Outreach Grant update

3. New grant proposals update

4. Other

New business
1. New forms/Policies

2. Tobacco Resolutions

3. Payment for Health Board Meetings

4. Other

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