Archive - Oct 2, 2013 - News Article
A Valley City State University student was arrested there Tuesday on charges of second degree murder and attempted murder following a shooting at a Minneapolis, Minn. nightclub.
Cedric Chappell, Jr., 21, formerly of Minneapolis, was charged Tuesday with fatally shooting Willie Smith, III, 22, of St. Paul, Minn., and injuring an unidentified man outside a Minneapolis bar in the early hours of Sunday, according to Hennepin County, Minn. Attorney Michael O. Freeman.
Fire destroyed a shed east of Valley City Tuesday. While firefighters from the Barnes County Rural Fire Department were able to contain the fire before it spread to an adjacent house, several beehives and barrels of honey along with honeying equipment, a camper and other vehicles were lost in the blaze.
A $25,000 lawsuit against the City of Valley City has been dismissed.
The lawsuit, filed in small claims court by Nathan Preston and Jeanine Russell earlier this summer, was dismissed by Judge Jay Schmitz on Sept. 1, on the grounds that it was an inappropriate forum for a constitutional issue and that it exceeded the monetary limits of small claims court, which is set at $15,000.
Valley City State University will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house for the renovated and expanded L.D. Rhoades Science Center on the VCSU campus on Friday, Oct. 4, at 1:30 p.m.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony will include remarks by Drew Wrigley, North Dakota lieutenant governor; Steven W. Shirley, VCSU president; Kirsten Baesler, North Dakota superintendent of public instruction and VCSU alumna; and Ray Holmberg, North Dakota District 17 state senator and chair of the appropriations committee.
Barnes County Commissioners reached no agreement on a 2014 budget that ranged from the same 99 mills paid by residents this year to a 10-mill increase to 109 mills during a two-hour plus discussion Monday.
Commissioners failed to reach agreement on attempts to cut the proposed budget from 109 mills down to as low as 99.5 mills.
More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.