Archive - Jan 2012 - News Article
As Ron Gardenhire stood up and took the microphone at Trestle's Bar and Grill Tuesday, he saw a bear out of the corner of his eye.
The brown bear, just over seven feet tall, was only feet from numerous Valley City residents and mulling around the platters of beans, grilled hot dogs and potato chips.
Fortunately for the bear, Gardenhire, Manager of the Minnesota Twins baseball team, saw him first.
"T.C., you know they do shoot things out here?" Gardenhire said to the team's jersey-clad mascot. "You've got to get away from the hotdogs."
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is requesting public comments on its operating plan for the Tolna Coulee control structure.
Tolna Coulee is upstream from Valley City in the flood-plagued Devils Lake Basin. The proposed operating plan can be found at http://www.mvp.usace.army.mil/fl_damage_reduct/default.asp?pageid=1779.
Public input may be sent to the Corps of Engineers project manager Bill Csajko at firstname.lastname@example.org, (651) 290-5854 or 180 E. 5th St. Suite 700, St. Paul, Minn, 55101-1678.
King speech rediscovered by Ohio teacher, student
CLEVELAND (AP) â€” A recording of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. is getting new attention after being found in 2010 by an Ohio high school art teacher and student searching through items the school library was discarding.
The 1967 speech preserved on reel-to-reel tape was given, and found, at Glenville High School in Cleveland. In it, King says "Our power does not lie in Molotov cocktails. ... Our power lies in our ability to say nonviolently that we aren't gonna take it any longer."
Special to the Times-Record
Have you ever wondered which bread is the healthiest, or which margarine to buy or which cereal is best for your family? With thousands of products lining the shelves of the grocery stores, it can be overwhelming to shop when considering health, budget and taste.
Become a supermarket sleuth and search out healthy foods at the ON THE MOVE Supermarket Tours. There will be a tour at Marketplace Foods on Tuesday, January 24 from 5:15-6:15 pm. There will also be a tour at Leevers on Thursday, January 26 from 10:00-11:00am.
Barnes County Water Resource District
PO Box 306
Valley City, ND. 58072
Notice of Special Meeting
Barnes County Highway Department Conference Room
Call to order
Discussion on multi county drainage with Griggs County WRD
The District reserves the right to amend this agenda any time prior to the start of the meeting.
The hard-charging atmosphere of mixed martial arts is coming to town, but one resident says the event could be a black eye for Valley City.
The North Dakota Winter Show recently announced its plans to host an MMA event, Bismarck-based Impact Fighting Championship, at the show's Event Center in late February.
The Barnes County Commission will meet Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 8 a.m. in the Commission Chambers on the second floor of the Barnes County Courthouse.
(times are approximate)
8:00 Pledge of Allegiance
8:05 Kerry Johnson, Hwy Supt North Valley Bridge/River Erosion Project
8:45 Game and Fish Grant for Clausen Springs
9:00 Vicki Zinck â€“ Pledge of Assets/Designate Depositories
9:15 Auditorâ€™s Office / Appoint Commissioner to the Community Service Board/ Truck regulatory / Pat Hanson â€“ Senior Service Board
Here's a listing of local events for the month of January and into early February. If you would like your event listed, send the who, what, when and where to email@example.com.
Thursday, January 12
Valley City High School Jr./Sr. High Art Show, 6:30 p.m. @ VCHS
Friday, January 13
Valley City hosts the ND Special Olympics Winter Games beginning at 11 a.m. Friday, January 13, with opening ceremonies being held at the City Auditorium. Any interested volunteers should contact SOND Director of Sports, Reid Huttunen at (701)746-0331 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
VALLEY CITY, N.D. (AP) â€” A North Dakota Department of Transportation official says that the state will receive $100 million less from the federal government than is needed to repair flood damage.
The Valley City Times-Record reports that Local Government Engineer Paul Benning sent a memo to state officials outlining the gap in funding vs. need.
The Barnes County Highway Department closed 28th Street southeast this week as underground springs and unpredictable temperatures have created a thick sheet of wet ice east and uphill from County Road 19.
The glacier in question creeps over a steep section of road and into an unprotected ravine, threatening to take motorists with it. The deep roadside ditch plummets approximately 100 feet down near the John Froelich farm south of Lake Ashtabula.