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July 1st

FCCU Construction Begins

July 1, 2013

First Community Credit Union of Valley City broke ground at their new location on East Main Street Friday morning. Valley City branch manager Dean Rohrich and Valley City employees joined Chief Executive Officer Steve Schmitz and board members for the event that marks the beginning of construction on the new 4,000-square-foot building.
Schmitz said they hope to be into the new building by the end of the year.
Read more in Monday's Times-Record.

Fireworks Explode Early

July 1, 2013

Some of the fireworks set aside for Sanborn's July 4 celebration blew up Thursday evening in a storage bunker located northwest of Spiritwood in Stutsman County.
Terry Swenson, one of the leaders of the annual fireworks display and secretary of the Sanborn Fire Department said Friday, “Some of our projected show (fireworks) was in a bunker that exploded last night.”
Despite the explosion, Swenson said, “The show will go on,” slated to begin at dusk.
For more information, read Monday's Times-Record and check our website tomorrow.

June 30th

BC Deputies Involved in High-Speed Chase

June 30, 2013

A high-speed chase that started in Cass County by the Fargo Police Department ended up in Barnes County Friday night.
According to Barnes County Sheriff Randy McClaflin, the suspect was involved in a domestic dispute Friday night and busted out the windows of a North Fargo Stamart and at First National Pawn.
The suspect then allegedly got behind a Fargo Police Department vehicle and pushed it. The suspect also allegedly nearly hit a Fargo police officer. On Saturday morning, during a run or die run at the West Fargo Fairgrounds, he again nearly hit a Cass County Deputy.

June 28th

Contractor Task Force Visited Minot

June 28, 2013

A multi-agency state Contractor Compliance Task Force was in Minot Thursday, doing random compliance checks at various construction sites in the area.
David Andersen, Valley City fire and building inspector, said Thursday the task force is needed in western North Dakota because of an incredible amount of construction work in the western part of the state due to the oil patch and economic growth.
More in Friday's issue of the Times-Record.

BC Missing Addiction Counselor

June 28, 2013

Barnes County has been without a licensed chemical addiction counselor since Delaine Anderson and her Valley City-based Positive Solutions Counseling left town.
Doctor Madeline Luke recently said if someone needs chemical addiction counseling they must travel to either Jamestown or Fargo, “which may be difficult for clients.”
More in Friday's issue of the Times-Record.

Nutrition Class Starting in VC

June 28, 2013

A new fitness and nutrition class is set to begin in Valley City.
Four women who all share the same common goals and interests of a healthy lifestyle came together to form the class after Weight Watchers meetings were discontinued in Valley City.
Because they want a class in town to which people don't have to commute, they created a new support nutrition group called All About U at Beyond the Sun, a tanning and fitness center.
Read more in Friday's Times-Record.

June 27th

Barnes County Ranks High For Health

June 27, 2013

Barnes County ranked high among 53 North Dakota counties in the 2013 County Health Rankings and Roadmaps for 2013.
City County Health Director Theresa Will said, “We have been in the top 20 percent since they started (research) in 2010. (The high ranking) is not really surprising – it would have been surprising if we declined a lot.”
More in Thursday's edition of the Times-Record.

Gas Prices Fall in ND

June 27, 2013

North Dakota gasoline prices have fallen on ;average by 10 cents per gallon a week ago and 51 cents from the record high average of $4.24 per gallon set May 22, according to information from North Dakota American Automobile Association.
A sampling of Valley City gasoline prices Wednesday revealed super unleaded being sold at $3.62.9 and $3.69.9 per gallon, and regular unleaded at $3.70.9 and $3.77.9.
More in Thursday's issue of the Times-Record.

LaMoure County Theatre Invites the Neighbors

June 27, 2013

The LaMoure County Summer Musical Theatre will soon premiere its production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolored Dreamcoat in beautiful Memorial Park in Grand Rapids, and everyone is welcome. The musical is based on the Biblical story about Joseph and a multi-colored coat given to him by his father, Jacob. It includes a cast from Marion to Oaks and is family-friendly. For more about the production, read Wednesday's Times-Record.

Fireworks at Lake Ashtabula Set for July 5

June 27, 2013

The Lake Ashtabula Fireworks Association is planning another big show on the lake next Friday, and they're still taking donations to help pay for the ever-increasing cost of fireworks.
The fireworks association anticipates that boats will fill the water and people will line the shores Friday, July 5, at the Ashtabula Crossing at dusk while the sky lights up for the annual show.

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