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Prairie Fare: What To Do If Freezer Goes Out

November 7, 2012

“My freezer went out. What food can I save?” my caller asked.

She wasn’t sure how long her appliance had been out of commission.
The food was warm to the touch, so most of the food could not be salvaged. Her tightly wrapped frozen bread was safe, especially because no meat juice had dripped on the packages. Her fully thawed meat, poultry and fish were not safe after thawing and sitting for an undetermined amount of time. High-protein foods are especially perishable.

Unfortunately, I have had this sort of phone call many times in my career.

BC keeps debating 911 issue

November 7, 2012

Barnes County Commissioners addressed city concerns regarding changes to the county’s 911 system at their regular meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 6.

VC nixes River Project

November 7, 2012

Due to a small clerical error, the Valley City city commission rejected all bids for the Main Street riverbank restoration project, and the project will be put up for rebidding.

The error was in the bid notification publication done by the South Central Dakota Regional Council. The project was originally put up for bid Aug. 31, and the new bid will be awarded later this month.

Chad Petersen of city engineering firm Kadrmas, Lee and Jackson said the city needs to consider that the new bids may have additional costs associated with the colder weather.

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