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Water in Potter Remains a Problem

August 27, 2012

SANBORN, N.D. – Earlier this month, Barnes County Water Resource District Board member Duane Lettenmaier was removed from the board by the Barnes County Commission for work on a drain that exceeded the original scope of the project.

Potter Township officer David Lettenmaier, Duane’s brother, said the water problem still remains an issue at Tuesday’s county commission meeting. The township officer said a metal detector was used on County Road 11 north of Sanborn where existing culverts were found.

Puppy Love

August 27, 2012

Black, white, red, yellow and brown; large or small; male or female; young or old; all the dogs participating in Saturday’s fourth annual Sheyenne Valley Friends of Animals Walk-And-Wag-Athon all had one thing in common: their owners care about animals.

Bringing in $1,380 to the organization, this year’s fundraising event nearly doubled last year’s take of $727.

19 Cases of West Nile Reported

August 27, 2012

As of Wednesday, the North Dakota Department of Health reported five new human cases of West Nile virus since reporting the first case two weeks ago, bringing the statewide total to 19. This compares to only four cases confirmed in 2011. The North Dakota Department of Health has not detected increases in West Nile virus activity similar to what has been reported in recent weeks since 2007 when there were 369 human cases reported. Of the 19 confirmed cases, five have been hospitalized.

Construction Projects Moving Along Steadily

August 27, 2012

Chad Petersen from city engineering firm Kadrmas, Lee and Jackson told the Valley City city commission that road construction projects in Valley City are moving along steadily as most are scheduled to wrap up in September and October.

“We have really millions of dollars at work here in the city, getting rid of those pot holes,” Valley City City Administrator David Schelkoph said during Monday’s meeting.

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