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Man Fires Shots at Dogs in VC

July 30, 2013

Shots were fired early Sunday morning as a Valley City man claimed to feel threatened by a pair of dogs. The man, who fired several shots at the pit bulls, reported the incident.
Valley City police received a call from Nathan Preston, 24, of 718 Second Street SW, Valley City, Preston informed the communications operator that he was attacked by two pit bulls and, feeling threatened, he fired several rounds at the approaching dogs.

4–H Excels At ND State Fair

July 30, 2013

A total of 10 Barnes County youths either won champion or reserve champion awards in the 4-H static exhibits at the North Dakota State Fair in Minot.
Static exhibits are exhibits that do no move and are usually submitted by individuals.
“We had quite a few reserve and grand champions,” said Randy Grueneich, Barnes County extension agent, Monday.
“We are pleased when our kids do well at the state. We do interview judging at the county level, at the state level just projects are judged,” Grueneich said.

VCSU Math Prof Excited About Plans

July 30, 2013

Curt Hill, a Valley City State University math professor who will be teaching software engineering starting this fall, is excited about plans creating a home for computer systems and software engineering in McFarland Hall.
Monday Hill said faculty offices and a receptionist area will be clustered together with a lounge in front “for students to work.”
More in Tuesday's issue of the Times-Record.

Tree Disease Can Be Prevented By Acting Early

July 30, 2013

Trees provide beauty and shade to yards, city forester David Dunham said, but they often succumb to disease and must be chopped down. Fortunately, tree disease can be prevented by acting early.
Dunham said tree diseases for all species can be prevented at the start by avoiding planting the same trees right next to each other.
"The key is diversification," he said, explaining that planting a variety of tree species in an area prevents disease from spreading so easily.

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