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November 10th, 2014

Firm Bids $3.773M for BC Project

November 10, 2014

Knife River Construction was the low bidder on 22 miles of roadwork in the Fingal, Litchville and Sanborn areas, Barnes County Highway Superintendent Kerry Johnson told Barnes County Commissioners on Tuesday. More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record.

November 7th

Man Identified in Fatal I-94 Accident

November 7, 2014

The North Dakota Highway Patrol identified the man who died in an Interstate 94 crash Wednesday as Gregory Hillukka, 40, of Cokato, Minn.

Hillukka was driving his 2003 Ford Escort at about 11:45 p.m. when he lost control of the vehicle and struck the rear end of a tow truck near mile marker 295, one mile east of Valley City.

The tow truck had its emergency lights on and the truck operator was attempting to remove vehicles involved in a prior crash from the south ditch.

The NDHP said Hillukka died at the scene and the crash is under investigation.

Man Arrested for Alleged Stabbing in Valley City

November 7, 2014

A man faces aggravated assault charges after allegedly stabbing another man over debt in Valley City. Valley City Police Chief Fred Thompson said Sharmke Abudulle, 23, was not seriously injured when Faisal Mohamed, 23, allegedly cut Abudulle at his apartment Wednesday evening.

Valley City Police responded to a report of stabbing at 238 East Main Street in Valley City at about 9:45 p.m. Wednesday.

BC Ponders New Panic Buttons

November 7, 2014

Barnes County may replace current panic buttons in the county courthouse and add buttons to the Barnes County Highway Department and the City-County Health District in its new location.

Jason Thiel, Barnes County IT director, raised the issue at a Tuesday county commission meeting. More in Friday's issue of the Times-Record.

T-R Columnist Receives History Award

November 7, 2014

The State Historical Society of North Dakota honored Keith Norman, a Times-Record columnist, for his work with local history. More in Friday's Times-Record.

November 6th

MN Man Killed in Crash Near VC

November 6, 2014

A Minnesota man died in a crash on icy Interstate 94 near Valley City Wednesday morning, the North Dakota Highway Patrol said.

The 40-year-old from Cokato, Minn. was driving his 2003 Ford Escort at about 11:45 a.m. when he lost control of the vehicle and struck the rear end of a tow truck near mile marker 295, one mile east of Valley City.

The tow truck had its emergency lights on and the truck operator was attempting to remove vehicles involved in a prior crash from the south ditch.

New Hotel to Be Built in Valley City

November 6, 2014

A new hotel is set to be built in Valley City sometime this winter. The GrandStay Hotel and Suites will be managed by Discover Lodging Management, Inc., the same company that manages the AmericInn Lodge and Suites and Bridges Bar and Grill.

The hotel is being developed by a group of local Valley City residents, VC Lodging, LLC, and will feature a variety of guest rooms including extended stay suites. The GrandStay, located across the street from the AmericInn on Winter Show Road, will also feature a pool.

More in Thursday's Times-Record.

Official 'Stuff a Truck' Starting

November 6, 2014

MarketPlace Foods and other sponsors of the annual “Stuff a Truck With Holiday Spirit” drive for the Barnes County Food Pantry are getting ready to start this year's event, said Angela Van Bruggen, student council advisor and social studies and math teacher for the Valley City High School. More in Thursday's issue of the Times-Record.

Throwback Thursday: Veterans of ND Guard 141st Engineer Combat Battalion

November 6, 2014

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

Allen Boumont brought in this photograph from about five years ago showing Veterans of the North Dakota National Guard 141st Engineer Combat Battalion gathering to mark the deactivation of the unit.

Photos can be of events or places in Barnes County from 10, 20, 30 years ago, or even older. We will publish at least one submitted photograph every week in the Valley City Times-Record.

November 5th

Officials Celebrate Completion of Street Projects in Valley City

November 5, 2014

Valley City Mayor Bob Werkhoven joined officials from Barnes County, North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT), and Valley City Barnes County Development Corporation today to celebrate the completion of 7th Street SE and the I-94 Business Loop construction projects in Valley City. More in Wednesday's Times-Record.

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