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October 7th, 2013

BCBSND Sponsoring Health Insurance Sessions

October 7, 2013

An informational program about changes in health insurance resulting from Obamacare will take place in Valley City Oct. 23, sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota.
Other sessions sponsored by BCBSND will also take place in other larger cities throughout the state during the month of October.
More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record.

Rhoades Science Center Dedicated

October 7, 2013

To dedicate the renovation and addition of Valley City State University's Rhoades Science Center, several speakers were present at a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house Friday afternoon.

October 4th

Burchill Optimistic on Grain Project

October 4, 2013

Thursday, Nyle Burchill said he was optimistic that a proposed grain-handling facility with a loop railroad track could be built in the Pillsbury area.
On Monday Barnes County commissioners told Burchill about $6,000 in back taxes would have to be paid on land owned by Doris Smith before the grain-handling facility could be constructed by the Arthur Companies of Arthur, N.D.
More in Friday's issue of the Times-Record.

Barnes County Jail Overcrowded

October 4, 2013

Barnes County States Attorney Lee Grossman is trying to come up with a solution to an overcrowded Barnes County jail.
Thursday he said, “the jail houses 30 to 32, and many of the inmates can't make bail. Less than 10 are serving sentences, and the rest are are (awaiting) court hearings because they can't meet bail, and a couple are awaiting extradition to other states.”
More in Friday's issue of the Times-Record.

October 3rd

Bond Set at $1 Million for Murder Suspect

October 3, 2013

Cedric Chappell, a Valley City State University student accused of killing one man and injuring another in Minneapolis last weekend, did not waive extradition to Minnesota Wednesday, but instead asked for an extradition hearing.
Judge Jay Schmitz set Chappell's bond at $1 million at the request of Barnes County State's Attorney Lee Grossman at the recommendation of the State of Minnesota. Grossman explained to the court that not only did he consider Chappell a danger to the community, but Chappell may also be in danger from those who may seek retribution.

Local Student Earns Large ROTC Scholarship

October 3, 2013

Former Litchville man and University of North Dakota student Sean Opdahl received a $27,500 Army ROTC scholarship.
Opdahl, a junior at UND, said he received the scholarship after committing to stay in the National Guard.
His major is secondary social studies education, and he is involved with a campus and military ministry.
Read more in Thursday's Times-Record.

The Vault Coffee Shop and Bakery Grand Opening Set for Tomorrow

October 3, 2013

The Vault coffee shop and bakery opens its doors Friday at 11:30 a.m. After the ribbon cutting ceremony at 11:30 a.m there will be free samples of baked goods. On opening day The Vault will be serving sugar cookies, chocolate chip cookies, pretzels, mini cupcakes, pizza rolls, pumpkin truffles and rock candy.

The Vault is owned and operated by Kimberly “Kyly” Brekke and is the result of four years of restoration by her husband, David Brekke. The Vault is on the main floor of The Stavanger Building, which was originally built as The Bank of Valley City in 1919.

VC-BC Library Broken Into

October 3, 2013

Someone broke into the Valley City-Barnes County Public Library late Saturday or early Sunday and took a minimal amount of cash from a drawer, said Library Director Steve Hammel.
Hammel said “somebody jimmied the back door lock and came in. There was no damage and a little cash was stolen from a drawer. It was a very inexpensive wakeup call.”
Hammel said he has fixed the back door to the library “and put in deadbolts.”
No library equipment or books were stolen or damaged. The library has little cash on hand – primarily the small amount of money collected from fines, Hammel said.

BC Nixes Campground For Second Time

October 3, 2013

Karen Anderson and Scott Cole may never be allowed to construct a campgrounds in Getchell Township near Lake Ashtabula.
The couple appeared before Barnes County Commissioners a second time Monday, armed with signatures of 16 township residents who were willing to go on record not opposing the proposed 20-spot campgrounds.
More in Thursday's issue of the Times-Record.

October 2nd

UPDATE: VCSU Student Arrested on Murder Charges

October 2, 2013

A Valley City State University student was arrested there Tuesday on charges of second degree murder and attempted murder following a shooting at a Minneapolis, Minn. nightclub.
Cedric Chappell, Jr., 21, formerly of Minneapolis, was charged Tuesday with fatally shooting Willie Smith, III, 22, of St. Paul, Minn., and injuring an unidentified man outside a Minneapolis bar in the early hours of Sunday, according to Hennepin County, Minn. Attorney Michael O. Freeman.

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