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April 8th, 2013

VC Student Wins State Coloring Contest

April 8, 2013

Nine local students participated in a state-wide coloring contest sponsored by the North Dakota Farm Bureau. Participants were supposed to create a colored art piece representing what agriculture means to them. Valley City fifth-grader Alexis Triebold was the state-wide first place winner.
Read more in Monday's Times-Record.

April 5th

County-City Feud: Costs Adding Up

April 5, 2013

During a recent meeting of the Barnes County Commission, commissioner Phil Leitner expressed concern with the rising costs involved with the county's separation from Valley City. Times-Record reporter Bonnie Jo Hanson looked at various possible scenarios, and has estimated what it may cost residents of Barnes County to separate from the city.
For the entire story, read Friday's Times-Record.

Anti-Smoking Law Covering Apartments Uncertain

April 5, 2013

Interpretations of whether North Dakota''s initiated law banning smoking within 20 feet of public buildings applies to apartment buildings vary in Valley City.
Vicki Roseneau, tobacco prevention coordinator for the City-County Health District, said the law does not include multi-unit apartment buildings, while Greg Thompson believes it does.
More in Friday's issue of the Times Record

Sen. Heitkamp Comes to VC

April 5, 2013

U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp came to Valley City Thursday to talk with local officials and business people about a housing shortage in Valley City, Jamestown, Barnes County and Stutsman County.
Heitkamp said she planned to return to Valley City to talk about the housing shortage, and plans to bring federal regulators on a future visit so they can learn from local residents what regulators can do to lessen the housing shortage.
More in Friday's issue of the Times-Record.

CROP Walk Set for April 28

April 5, 2013

Barnes County is gearing up for another CROP Walk for Hunger that remains the longest continuously-running CROP Walk in the nation.
The six-mile annual walk is a fundraiser that benefits the hungry at home and around the world. 
Walkers begin at Our Savior's Lutheran Church parking lot at 1 p.m. and walk for six miles around Valley City. Education stations that teach people about hunger-related issues, are set up in various points long the path.
Read more in Friday's Times-Record

CROP Walk Set for April 28

April 5, 2013

Barnes County is gearing up for another CROP Walk for Hunger that remains the longest continuously-running CROP Walk in the nation.
The six-mile annual walk is a fundraiser that benefits the hungry at home and around the world. 
Walkers begin at Our Savior's Lutheran Church parking lot at 1 p.m. and walk for six miles around Valley City. Education stations that teach people about hunger-related issues, are set up in various points long the path.
Read more in Friday's Times-Record

April 4th

Relative of Locals Has Wish Granted

April 4, 2013

Ty Kulsrud, a son of Jay and Laura Kulsrud, and Ty's brothers, Tanner and Lane, ended up visiting the home of his rodeo-riding hero, Ty Murray, Feb. 28 in Texas with the help of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
The Kulsrud family was given the VIP treatment at the PBR rodeo, including tickets to the show, a backstage tour and interaction with the riders. Ty also had the chance to meet and hang out with a number of local cowboys.
More in Thursday's issue of the Times-Record.

No Flood Predicted, but City Leaders Prepared

April 4, 2013

While flooding isn't predicted in the Valley City area this year, city officials recently held a tabletop exercise in the event of an unpredicted flood disaster. The exercise addressed the city's readiness, what resources would be available and how the chain-of-command would work during flood response.
The exercise was especially important to the city administrator and the police chief who are both new to the area.
For more on the city's tabletop exercise, read Thursday's Times-Record.

VCSU Students, Faculty Visit Mexico

April 4, 2013

Students and faculty from Valley City State University spent 10 days in Mexico where they collaborated with schools there and absorbed the culture and history of the area through tours and events.
Students spent three of those day doing projects academically related to their majors.
Read more in Thursday's Times-Record.

April 3rd

Sheriff Moving to Hill

April 3, 2013

County commissioners voted 3-2 Tuesday to approve a lease agreement on offices in the former USDA building off Winter Show Road for the Barnes County Sheriff's Department.
The move was precipitated by complaints from Barnes County Sheriff Randy McClaflin and his deputies about health issues from lead and possible mold contamination in the Valley City Law Enforcement Building. McClaflin likes the idea of being near I94 since 80 percent of the department's calls are in that direction.
For more about the Barnes County Commission meeting, read Wednesday's Times-Record.

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