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Blonde on the Prairie: A Night in the Life of a Redneck Diabetic

January 18, 2013

I’m not a Catholic nor am I a criminal. Yet here I stand in an invisible confessional bearing my soul. In this life I wish to teach as much as I learn. I learned, for instance, sometime during the flood of 2009 never to set my keys on the shelf in a porta-pottie because it’s really not a shelf at all. If you look closely at the shelves in porta-potties they have a single hole in them. I learned it is not a shelf but rather a urinal. The hole has a purpose. The keys have since been washed. Trust me. I confessed that to you because I appreciate humor.

County Explores Cost of 9-1-1 Equipment

January 18, 2013

Barnes County officials held an informative meeting with representatives from Stutsman and Richland Counties and Independent Emergency Services, a provider of 9-1-1 networks and equipment, on Wednesday to discuss options and costs for replacing the county’s aged 9-1-1 equipment.

Audi Assessment Lower Than Hoped

January 18, 2013

The assessment on the City Auditorium came back lower than city officials had hoped, putting plans on hold for selling the building, City Administrator David Schelkoph said Thursday.

Vanguard assessed the building at $178,500, an amount that will delay plans for the city to sell the Audi.

The Valley City City Commission decided in September to sell the Audi to an interested buyer who met the criteria. City commissioners approved one of two plans presented to them in November. Berkel Properties had presented the city with a plan to repurpose the Audi and make it apartment buildings.

New Home for Dakota Rose

January 18, 2013

Heidi Harris/Times-Record

Dakota Rose Floral will open in their new location at 1125 West Main Street Monday, employee Kathy Jacobson said.

The new location is a bigger facility with more parking space that will allow the business to accommodate their recent staff expansion and consolidation with another flower show.

“We’re busing at the seams at this smaller place,” Jacobson said.
In September Deb White, owner of Dakota Rose Floral, bought all inventory from Bloom N Crafts Floral, owned by Kathy Jacobson.

Postage Increasing 1 Cent Jan. 27

January 18, 2013

The cost for First-Class mail will increase by 1 cent Jan. 27, when the price goes from 45 cents to 46 cents, Valley City Postmaster Sherry Johnson confirmed Wednesday.

Along with the increase in cost for First-Class mail, the U.S. Postal Service will introduce a First-Class mail global forever stamp. The new stamp will allow customers to mail letters anywhere in the world at a set price of $1.10. Johnson said this is the first time a global forever stamp is being sold.

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