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March 14th, 2014
Senators John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp Tuesday met with BNSF Railway CEO Carl Ice to follow up on a range of concerns they expressed to railroad officials over the past year. More in Thursday's issue of the Times-Record.
Thursday, North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple presented the North Dakota Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award to the family of Herman Stern, a businessman and visionary who managed the Straus Clothing Store in Valley City for 70 years and made numerous contributions to the state, including establishing the North Dakota Winter Show and founding the Greater North Dakota Association, now known as the Greater North Dakota Chamber (GNDC).
Stern, who passed away in 1980, is the 40th recipient of the award, the stateâ€™s highest commendation for its citizens.
John Deere Seeding Group and Shopko Hometown each received rebate checks Wednesday morning for participating in Valley City's supplemental power supplier Missouri River's Energy Services' Bright Energy Solutions program. Both companies installed new energy-efficient lighting in their facilities, so the city rewarded them with a rebate.
More in Thursday's Times-Record.
Charges against a Valley City man who shot a pit bull dog within city limits last summer have been dismissed.
Nathan Preston faced criminal charges for the late-July incident when he fired a weapon at two pit bulls.
Valley City and its residents are witnessing a large increase in the number of water pipes freezing this winter contrasted with previous years, said City Administrator David Schelkoph Wednesday. More in Thursday's issue of the Times-Record.
Barnes County Special Olympians enjoyed a big send-off Thursday as they left for the state basketball tournament in Minot.
More information and team photos can be found in Tuesday's Times-Record.
Four Valley City Junior High students will head to the state MATHCOUNTS competition in Bismarck on Monday. The Junior High MATHCOUNTS team, under the direction of Trevar Hansen, Valley City Junior Senior High School math teacher, took first in the county and regional competition before advancing to state.
This year's North Dakota State Fair heritage and writing contests can help to preserve memories of people alive today for future generations. More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.
Starion Financial founder and chairman Frank Larson will receive the Greater North Dakotan Award during a presentation at the Governorâ€™s Business Forum April 15 at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks, said Mary Heath of Valley City, a high school classmate of Larson. More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.
Hazel Mattice, who grew up on a Barnes County farm, has written a book set in the area. "The Dark Days: The Age of Them," which takes place in Barnes County and Valley City, was recently published and available online through Amazon for $2.99.
The 300-page science-fiction thriller story is based on a location near Valley City.
More in Tuesday's Times-Record.