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August 17th, 2012

Valley Realty Developing Hillside Addition

August 17, 2012

Valley Realty will be developing a residential addition called Hillside Addition in the northwest part of Valley City.

Vice President Jim Knutson said the addition will have about 17 lots.
“We’re looking to start the underground work for sewer and water within the next week or two,” Knutson said, adding that he hopes to have the properties available for sale yet this fall.

Property Owners Share Buyout Stories

August 17, 2012

Being uprooted from home can cause a string of emotions to anybody, but for some Valley City residents, they feel a sense of relief being away from the flood-prone Sheyenne River. Those residents had properties bought out by the city. Valley City’s voluntary acquisition program allows the city to acquire properties close to the river that cannot be safely and permanently protected from floods.

Scam Alert

August 17, 2012

“Naeem Ibrahim Atiea” has a problem. His father was a cabinet minister for “Muhammad Gadaffi,” but when it was learned the elder Atiea didn’t support the Libyan president’s political ideology, he was killed, his property was burned and his investments were confiscated. Before his death, Atiea’s father deposited $3.7 million in a bank in Côte d’Ivoire, an African country along the Ivory Coast.

August 16th

City Officials Urge Water Conservation

August 16, 2012

Valley City City Administrator David Schelkoph said Thursday that contrary to rumors, the city's water supply is not in danger of contamination, nor is there the possibility of the sewer system backing up.
The problem, Schelkoph said, is with the master lift station, and reducing pressure on the sewer system.

Valley City Residents Ordered to Cut Back on Water Usage Until Further Notice

August 16, 2012

VALLEY CITY, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) Here we go again! Valley City officials are asking for residents to curtail their water usage until further notice due to repairs being made on the cities master lift station.

Mayor Bob Werkhoven says residents downstream should not use the Sheyenne River being raw sewage is being pumped into the river.

State Dodges Bullet in Wave of Fish Kills

August 16, 2012

North Dakota is expected to see an end to the fish kills that have plagued the Midwest this summer.

Scott Gangl of the State Game and Fish department said North Dakota had nearly a dozen fish kills this year, with the largest being on the James River near LaMoure.

“It was really shallow and it warmed up to the point where it was killing northern pike, just by the heat alone,” he said. “They’re a cool-water fish and the temperatures got too extreme for them.”

Open Door: Work is the Best Social Program

August 16, 2012

In late January 2012, in a below zero day with strong northwest winds, four people from Valley City traveled to Ray, North Dakota to obtain Thunderbird Ranch Gourmet Foods for the Open Door Center. The purpose of the trip was to secure real work for people with disabilities through the production of the products of Thunderbird Gourmet Foods. Because the Open Door Center believes that work is the best social program.

What’s in the Water? State Monitors Aquatic Life

August 16, 2012

Valley City’s upgraded water treatment plant will eliminate sulfates from the city’s drinking water, but state officials are still monitoring aquatic life in the Sheyenne River.

Gov. Jack Dalrymple recently suspended the sulfate limits in the Sheyenne River to allow the newly constructed Devils Lake East-End Outlet to operate, draining high sulfate water into the Sheyenne River. Devils Lake has grown from approximately 44,000 acres in the early 1990s to over 200,000 acres over the past two decades.

New Water Treatment Plant Dedicated Wed.

August 16, 2012

Gov. Jack Dalyrmple joined state and local officials Wednesday during a ribbon cutting ceremony and the dedication of Valley City’s new water treatment plant, which Dalrymple says produces the finest drinking water in North Dakota. The dedication was part of the “Sites Along the Sheyenne” tour, which explained why the Sheyenne River is part of the discussion on the Devils Lake crisis, hosted by the North Dakota Water Education Foundation.

August 15th

Rewards Abound for Animal Killer Info

August 15, 2012

The US Fish and Wildlife Service is offering $2,500 in rewards for information leading to the arrest and conviction responsible for the deaths of four wolves and six bald eagles near the Bob Marshal Wilderness Area in Montana. The reward is one of three in the region involving cases of mysterious animal deaths.

Lab results have shown the animals died as a result of poisoning in May, but fish and wildlife special agent Rick Branzell said Tuesday he could not elaborate on any details of the case because, “the matter is still under investigation.”

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