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July 30th, 2012

New Police Chief seeks Accreditation

July 30, 2012

Valley City’s new police chief has some new ideas and lofty goals for the Valley City Police Department and is working with the Valley City City Commission to bring those to life.

“We’re currently in discussion with the city commission to see if they’ll go along with what I would like to do, but my biggest push is to get the police department internationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA),” said Chief Fred Thompson.

VC Greets Bikers at City Park Sat.

July 30, 2012

Locals cheered on bicyclists at the finish line Saturday as bikers from around the area finished the first day of a two-day bike ride hosted by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

During this year’s ride called “Bike MS: Sanford Health Ride the Wind,” participating cyclists started their route in Casselton, looped north through several small towns and Lake Ashtabula, and then turned south to head to Valley City, covering up to 140 miles.

July 27th

Blonde on the Prairie: A Dog Barks the Bill of Rights

July 27, 2012

I am just a humble dog. My name is Shya Ingstad. My home dog country is America. I will defend her.

I look out on my prairie-past the farm yards of plenty. Through the lush cow pastures and from the banks of each river I swim I see an America founded on core values my foredoggers put in place for me.

I see an America where I’m free to be me, Shya Ingstad-an imperfect hound of mixed breed.

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.

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