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December 18th

Smith Lumber Open at New Location

December 18, 2014

Smith Lumber's new store is now open for business. New owners Tim and Brenda Durheim, who took over the business in July, have chosen to move to 1525 East Main Street, to expand the business.

An open house is planned for today from 3-7 p.m. so the public can check out the new place. Refreshments and goodies will be served. Brenda said a bigger grand opening celebration will be held in April.

More in Thursday's Times-Record.

Throwback Thursday: Barnes County Servicemen Christmas

December 18, 2014

The Valley City Times-Record plans to run a historical photograph each week on Thursdays submitted by our readers.

An anonymous local resident provided the Times-Record with this photograph of Barnes County servicemen spending Christmas in Honolulu in 1947 or 1948.

Wage Suit Filed Against VC Super 8 Owner

December 18, 2014

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Labor is suing the owner of the Valley City Super 8 Motel and several other hotels for allegedly failing to pay minimum wage and overtime rates in North Dakota and Montana.

The complaint says that Bharat "Brian" Patel owes about $100,000 in back wages and $100,000 in damages to front-desk clerks, housekeeping staff and other hotel employees. The case involves 193 workers at 13 hotels.

December 17th

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Robin Williams was the Most Popular Google Search Term of 2014

December 17, 2014

According to Google, which released a report Tuesday on the top trending terms of the year, the top term overall was "Robin Williams," after the well-known and popular comedian died in August. No. 2 was "World Cup," the global soccer tournament held in Brazil in June. Third on the list was "Ebola," the highly contagious virus.

Santa Visits Pledge-a-Thon

December 17, 2014

August Hochhalter, 4, visited with Santa Tuesday during the Valley City Wellness, Health and Physical Education Center Pledge-a-Thon at the Valley City Parks and Recreation Center. The event was held in an effort to raise funds to close a $4 million gap in funding for the facility.

District 24 Legislators Want School Funding Formula Changed

December 17, 2014

District 24 Legislators spoke to Valley City School Board members on issues that affect the district Monday during the board's regular meeting.
District 24 Sen. Larry Robinson and Rep. Dwight Kiefert told school board members it is a top priority for them to change the state K-12 funding formula that was passed during the 2013 legislative session. More in Wednesday's Times-Record.

Apartments Underway in Wimbledon

December 17, 2014

Steve Guscette and his wife are working hard to turn the former Wimbledon School building into an apartment building and convention center. More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.

Warrant Wednesday: Serena Sara Murno

December 17, 2014

Each week, local law enforcement asks for help from the community in locating individuals who have warrants out for their arrest.

Serena Sara Murno is wanted on bench warrants for failure to appear on charges of possession of a controlled substance in jail/correctional facility, and failure to pay fees on the charge of preventing arrest or discharge of other duties.

Murno, 40, is a white female with brown hair and brown eyes. She is five feet four inches tall and weighs 125 pounds.

County Ponders Cemetery Protection

December 17, 2014

For several years, Paul Stenshoel has urged Barnes County to help protect old cemeteries in rural areas. At a Tuesday Barnes County Commission meeting, Stenshoel said he wanted the county to take responsibility for protecting “abandoned” cemeteries from being plowed up. More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.

December 16th

'Tis the Season to Drive

December 16, 2014

The season could be very joyous for holiday travelers this year with average gasoline prices at a five-year low and dropping. According to the AAA Auto Club, as of Monday, gas in Fargo was about $2.48 per gallon for regular unleaded, compared to $2.91 in November and $2.95 a year ago. The average price nationally on Monday for regular unleaded was $2.54. More in Tuesday's Times-Record.

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