Archive - 2011 - News Article
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
From the Valley City police log:
A young male called Betty Jensen of Valley City shortly before noon on Tuesday claiming to be her grandson. The caller said he was in jail in another city and needed money.
Jensen told police she kept him on the phone for "quite a while," asking how his trip went, how he wound up in jail and how much money he needed.
After some time, she finally told the caller "There's only one problem, I don't have a grandson." The caller promptly hung up.
The Farm Service Agency announced on Friday that producers in Barnes, Cass and Richland Counties may now apply FSA Emergency Loans.
FSA Farm Loan Manager Larry Schroeder said farmers who suffered physical and production losses due to combined effects of:
frosts and freezes in late spring and early fall
excessive rain, flooding, ground saturation
periods of unseasonably cool spring temperatures
excessive summer heat
weather related insects
that occurred Jan. 1, 2011, and continuing may now apply.
The Barnes County Redistricting Committee meets Monday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. in the Commission Chambers on the second floor of the Barnes County Courthouse, at 230 4th St NW, Valley City, N.D.
1. Call to order/roll call
2. Administration of oaths
3. Presentation of informational packet
a. NDCC 11-07-01 &11-07-02
b. Current county commission district map and statistical data
c. 2010 Census results
d. Proposed county commission district map and supporting statistical data
e. Election of county commissioners - information by county
4. Board discussion
North Dakota State Troopers, Casselton ambulance and Sanford Life Flight crews responded to a single vehicle rollover near Casselton at approximately 10:49 p.m. Wednesday night, Nov. 2.
Barnes County Sheriff's Deputy Scott Crump presented his case for a K-9 unit for the sheriff's department to the Barnes County Commission at the Tuesday, Nov. 2 regular meeting.
â€śThe need for a K-9 unit within the sheriffâ€™s department grows on a daily basis,â€ť Crump said. â€śIn law enforcement we need all the help we can get.â€ť