Archive - Feb 27, 2012 - News Article
VALLEY CITY (Midwest Dairy Association) To help commemorate the 75th Anniversary of North Dakota Winter Show, dairy farmers have invited Viktor, the Minnesota Vikings mascot, to meet fans, pose for photos and sign autographs. Viktor will be appearing at the show from 1-3 p.m., Thursday, March 8, near the Midwest Dairy Association milkshake stand inside the North Dakota Winter Show building.
It was a far cry from bulls, broncs and cowboys at the Winter Show main arena Saturday night.
In a venue usually accustomed to hosting rodeos and livestock shows, the atmosphere was slightly different, with blaring hip hop entrance music, a scantily clad ring girl and intensely focused fighters pacing the floor in anticipation of the next fight.
Hundreds of fans had come from as close as Jamestown and as far as the Turtle Mountain Reservation to witness a first in Valley City: mixed martial arts cage fighting.
An 18-year-old Valley City man died following a single-vehicle rollover on Thursday night.
A 2004 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Dillon Kapaun, a senior at Valley City High School, was observed driving south out of town on County Road 21 by a Valley City Police Officer who saw sparks emitting from the front left wheel assembly.
A caller to the Valley City Police Department reported a pick-up had hit the bridge on Viking Drive prior to the rollover, and Sgt. Josh Rude with the Highway Patrol confirmed it was the same vehicle.