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April 7th

Chamber Seeks Applications for Rubber Duck Race

April 7, 2014

The Valley City Area Chamber of Commerce is looking for local organizations that are interested in gaining proceeds from the 10th annual "Duckin' Down the Sheyenne" rubber duck race, held every year during Rally in the Valley community days.

April 4th

UPDATE: Murder Suspects Arrested in VC

April 4, 2014

A man and his two adult children, all wanted for their role in a South Fargo murder, were arrested in Valley City late Thursday.

Arlen Clapper, 46; Tamara Leigh Ann Clapper, 22; and Alexander Dean Clapper, 19; all of Moorhead, Minn., were arrested on warrants from Fargo for the murder of Rolandas Devon House, 26, in a South Fargo parking lot on March 14. The three are being charged with class AA felony murder. Felony murder is murder that is committed during the commission of another felony.

Public Health, County Government Week Near

April 4, 2014

The Barnes County-based City County Health District will be joining local public health districts across North Dakota and the nation to celebrate National Public Health Week April 7-14.
CCHD will officially recognize the week at the same time Barnes County has its county government week, April 14 to 17.
More in Friday's Times-Record.

Farmer Earns Donation for Wimbledon FD

April 4, 2014

Wimbledon farmer Betty McMillan recently directed a $2,500 donation Funded by America’s Farmers Grow Communities, to the Wimbledon Rural Fire Department. The donation will help the department enhance its first response vehicles.

SVFA to Host Fundraiser April 19

April 4, 2014

Sheyenne Valley Friends of Animals is gearing up for its annual spaghetti palooza fundraiser and hopes to attract new members.
Sheryl Solberg, SVFA's board president, said the April 19 spaghetti palooza, complete with a spaghetti supper, silent auction and Norwegian raffle, is the organization's biggest fundraiser that helps SVFA find homes for pets in need.
The fundraiser will take place at the Valley City Eagles Club from 5-7 p.m. Tickets are $5 each.
More in Friday's Times-Record.

Bull-Bash at NDWS

April 4, 2014

Sanborn's own 5 Star Bucking Bulls will host a Midwestern Bucking Bulls Association Bull Bash at the North Dakota Winter Show Saturday.
More in Friday's Times-Record.

April 3rd

Chances Good for Moderate Flooding

April 3, 2014

Monday's massive 14.5 inch snowfall in Valley City could result in moderate flooding by late April, especially if the area experiences a fast melt, according to Mike Lukes, service hydrologist for the National Weather Service in Grand Forks.
More in Thursday's Times-Record.

City Approves Flood Protection Plans

April 3, 2014

The Valley City City Commission unanimously approved phase one of the city's permanent flood protection construction plan during a regular meeting Tuesday.
The plan, estimated at $12.5 million, includes permanent flood protection in the Valley City State University area.
More in Thursday's Times-Record.

Jefferson Third-Graders Raise Awareness for Autism

April 3, 2014

Third-graders at Jefferson Elementary School released blue balloons into the sky Wednesday afternoon in an effort to raise autism awareness. Autism is a developmental brain disorder that impairs a person's ability to communicate and interact socially.

The event was organized by Jennifer Cabezas, who has twin boys, Ethan and Shelby, in the third grade who have autism. Wednesday is World Autism Awareness Day, and Cabezas wants the community to know how many people are affected by the disease.
More in Thursday's Times-Record.

April 2nd

It's Snow Joke

April 2, 2014

Mother Nature played a cruel April Fool's prank by dumping more than a foot of wet, heavy snow to dig out from under on Tuesday. Throughout Valley City and Barnes County, snow blowers and plows could be spotted while vehicles spun and fishtailed through snow-packed streets.

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