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July 27th, 2012

Weather Offers Chance to Chill Out

July 27, 2012

A break from an intense heat wave arrived in the area this week, and it looks to be hanging around for the weekend according to graphical forecast data from the National Weather Service in Grand Forks.

Friday’s low temperature will see the mercury sinking to 60 degrees with a 5 percent chance of rain and wind speeds at 10 mph or less. The wind speeds will remain in that range throughout the weekend.

St. Paul’s to Host Concert

July 27, 2012

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Valley City will be hosting a free indoor concert by the Christian band Koiné on Monday at 7 p.m. Prior to the concert, St. Paul’s will have a family activity night held outside on the church property from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. There will be a variety of games and activities for children of all ages.

The church will also serve hot dogs, pop, water, chips and cotton candy for a low price.

Woman Arrested for GSI

July 27, 2012

A Valley City woman was arrested Wednesday night on a warrant for allegedly having sexual contact with a female victim under the age of 15.
Felita Bravebull Bredeson, 20, of Valley City, was taken into custody on suspicion of the crime.

“She was arrested for Gross Sexual Imposition, “ said Valley City Police Detective Mark McDonald. “It did occur in Valley City and it did involve a 14-year-old Valley City resident.”

July 26th

Tourism Staff to Visit Oriska: Survey data will provide info for future

July 26, 2012

Special to the Times-Record

Bismarck, N.D. – North Dakota Tourism staff are hitting the road in July to work at several high-traffic visitor areas throughout the state, as well as at new sites in oil-impacted areas.

North Dakota Tourism representatives will be at designated visitor centers and rest areas to gather traveler information via a survey and provide traveler assistance. In addition to surveying travelers at traditional visitor sites, they will go to two crew camps and one very busy C-station to survey camp residents about their leisure and travel interests.

Dollar Store Seeks License for Tobacco

July 26, 2012

Valley City’s Family Dollar store may be one of many across the country that will sell tobacco products. Family Dollar media representative Josh Braverman said the move is strictly due to customer demand.

“We are already selling cigarettes in some stores,” Braverman said.

Pure Craziness

July 26, 2012

Valley City’s downtown district was hopping Wednesday as locals and visitors swarmed the streets in search of good sales and food. Kids played in bounce houses, shoppers visited outdoor stands and many enjoyed a buffalo burger.

Crazy Day is an annual street fair held every year in July hosted by the Valley City Area Chamber of Commerce. Local businesses offer discounts on selected items and some sell food and items as fundraisers.

Some businesses even hold fun contests, such as the watermelon eating contest that Dutton’s Valley Gallery holds every year.

July 25th

Are Your Children Safely Using the Internet?

July 25, 2012

Online safety is everyone’s responsibility. Parents need to be aware, educated, and observant about their children’s use of the computer and cell phone. In our classrooms, teachers need to promote responsible Internet usage by students. The Internet safety curriculum in our school establishes a foundation to help youth develop the decision-making skills needed to use the Internet safely. But when those kids leave our school buildings, computers are no longer filtered, cell phone use is no longer monitored, and social networking sites such as Facebook are no longer blocked.

School Reviews Policy

July 25, 2012

The Valley City Public School Board discussed six new school policies at a special meeting on Monday, including the school’s Wellness Policy which has been in the works for several months.

The policy was developed by school administrators and staff, including physical education instructors, school board member Sharon Buhr, who is the director of the Young People’s Healthy Heart program at Mercy Hospital, and the school’s food service director Sue Milender. Milender has been nationally recognized as one of the top school food directors in the country.

Bikers Ride to VC for MS Awareness

July 25, 2012

Saturday Valley City residents are encouraged to cheer on bicyclists riding to raise awareness for multiple sclerosis.

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society hosts a bike ride every year in the Fargo area. This year’s ride called “Bike MS: Sanford Health Ride the Wind,” participating cyclists will start their route in Casselton, loop north through several small towns and Lake Ashtabula, and then turn south to head to Valley City, covering up to 140 miles.

July 24th

VC Man Jailed for Luring Minor

July 24, 2012

A Valley City man was arrested by local police Sunday on a warrant obtained by the Wahpeton Police Department.

Joshua Dale Holm, 31, was charged with a Class B Felony for allegedly luring minors by computer or other electronic means. Wahpeton PD has been conducting an ongoing undercover sting operation to catch people luring minors over the internet for sexual purposes.

Barnes County State’s Attorney Lee Grossman said the alleged crime carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine, but Barnes County will have no involvement in the case.

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