Archive - Aug 8, 2012 - News Article
The Valley City City Commission reconsidered the possibility of selling the City Auditorium and heard city engineering firm Kadrmas Lee and Jacksonâ€™s long-range plans for infrastructure improvements for the city during its regular meeting Monday.
City Commissioner Matt Pedersen spoke with his fellow commissioners about the possiblity of selling the City Auditorium to private parties, which the city has been considering for some time, before this particular commission was seated.
No one was injured in a one-vehicle accident 4:06 p.m. Monday on Interstate 94 at milepost 306, according to a release from the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
Benjamin Rau of West Fargo was driving a 2001 Kenworth truck east on Interstate 94 when the front right tire of the vehicle blew, causing Rau to lose control of the vehicle. He was wearing a seatbelt.
It swerved sharply to the right and left the roadway, entering the south ditch. He was able to steer the vehicle enough to keep it from overturning and tried to stop after entering the ditch.
Barnes County Water Resource District board members Pat Hurley and Duane Lettenmaier are good friends, but on Tuesday, they could not have been further apart.
The two faced off against each other Tuesday afternoon as the commission voted to remove Lettenmaier for misconduct in office. The charges were brought by the water boardâ€™s vice president Hurley. Hurley often portrays a jovial demeanor at public meetings, but was notably dour during the hearing to remove Lettenmaier and after the commission made itâ€™s final decision on Tuesday.