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October 16th, 2012
A weekend tractor fire in Barnes County killed an 87-year-old rural Litchville man, said Barnes County Sheriff Randy McClaflin Monday afternoon.
McClaflin said that Wesley Ten Pas was burning a slough Saturday when the flames grew out of control and burned the tractor he was driving. âHis tractor caught on fire, he tried to put it out, and the fire overtook him,â McClaflin said.
Ten Pas was taken to the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, where he died from his burns, McClaflin said.
Students in grades 4-6 and their parents are encouraged to spend Saturday afternoon discovering the river that runs through Valley City.
Participants will learn about where the water of the Sheyenne River comes from, where it goes and the creatures that call it home.
A federal push is underway this week to encourage people to visit national wildlife refuges during National Wildlife Refuge Week. From Oct. 14 - 20, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service wants citizens to celebrate Americaâs wildlife heritage, and see what wildlife refuges are doing to conserve it.
âNational wildlife refuges play a crucial role in conserving Americaâs wildlife legacy,â says U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe in a news release. âRefuges also play important roles in human communities.
Barnes County has been awarded a Housing Rehabilitation and Citizen Retention Grant designed to help various communities and residents to recover from the 2011 flood disaster in North Dakota, said Kimberly Franklin, director of Barnes County Emergency Management.
Barnes County has been allocated $93,000 to assist homeowners to rehabilitate their flood damaged homes.
Barnes County Commissioner Cindy Schwehr said Franklin had notified her the county received the grant.
Supporters of Measure 5 released a list of crimes against animals in the state in response to critics of the measure that would strengthen the legal penalties in cases of animal cruelty.
âAcross the countryâeverywhere but North Dakota and South Dakotaâthe worst acts of cruelty to dogs, cats and horses are considered felonies, yet these vicious crimes happen here, too,â said Karen Thunshelle, campaign manager for North Dakotans to Stop Animal Cruelty.
Some monsters may soon be returning to local waters.
The National Fish Hatchery near Valley City is in the process of relaunching the stateâs muskie (muskellunge) program. Muskies are the largest member of the pike family, typically growing from 30 to 50 inches long.
âThe rebuilding of that program is in its infancy,â said fish hatchery director Kurt Eversman.
Owie! If youâve seen me at all this week you may have heard me say that word.
About a week and a half ago I began noticing it more than before. Though I noticed it before â I did that thing Iâve made myself so good at. I can justify most any pain in my body.
Pain is such a subjective thing. I can breathe my way through most anything and use my mind to forget about it for a minute. If I have a raging headache and squeeze my ear lobe my headache pain disappears for a spell because then my ear is taking up all the pain receptors. Just like I tease my cat â I tease my pain.
Residents at Valley Cityâs Open Door Center have been making Pride of Dakota products since the beginning of this year, and the demand for them just keeps increasing.
In January, the ODC purchased the Thunderbird Ranch Gourmet Foods line and moved it from a small western North Dakota town called Ray to Valley City.
ODC residents produce 29 Pride of Dakota food products that are sold online, at various Pride of Dakota shows, and in various retailers across the Midwest as well as in the Eagleâs Nest Bookstore.
Special to the Times-Record
Paul and Eugene Komrosky are in Valley Cityâs Mercy Hospital after being injured in an explosion that destroyed Paulâs house on 101st Avenue Southeast in the Eckelson area Tuesday, said Eugeneâs wife, Hilma Komrosky.
She said Paul is in the intensive care unit, and Eugene is in a regular room. âThey both received second-degree burns â very painful,â Hilma said.
Hilma said two Komrosky families were living in the residence at the time of the explosion â Paul and Jason Komrosky, and Jasonâs wife, Laura.