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January 2nd, 2013
The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) has lifted the Travel Alert for the Dickinson, Williston and Minot areas. However a Travel Alert remains in effect for the Bismarck area and is extended to the Jamestown, Valley City and surrounding areas due to blowing snow causing areas of scattered ice. The Travel Alert means motorists can still travel, but may encounter areas of challenging winter weather driving conditions and should use caution.
The ice is ready!
Pioneer Park Warming House opens for the season on Friday, Dec. 21st!
800 NW 4th Street
Warming House Hours:
Friday & Saturday Nights: 7 pm â€“ 9 pm
Saturday & Sunday afternoons: 1 â€“ 5 pm
Christmas Eve: 1 â€“ 5 pm
Dec. 26 & 27: 1 â€“ 5 pm
Dec. 31 & Jan. 1: 1 â€“ 5 pm
Policy: Warming House closed if temperature is 10 degrees below zero or less or if the wind chill is 19 below or less.
12th Annual Ride held on Jan. 26, 2013 and hosted by Marion Sno-Riders.
Shaking will be held at the Duck Inn of Marion anytime after 10a. and must be done by 6p. with drawings to follow. You don't have to ride a sled to shake for the drawings. Lunch will be available starting at 5pm. Proceeds will benefit Red River Vally Hospice. For more info call brad Rodin at 701-669-2240 or Duck Inn at 701-669-2352
Times-Record reporters Paul Riemerman, Bonnie Jo Hanson, and Heidi Harris look back at the top 12 local stories of 2012.
Read more in today's issue of the Times-Record!
December 31st, 2012
The Barnes County Sheriff's Office is notifying the public of a high risk sex offender that is currently housed in the Barnes County Jail and a resident of Valley City.
According to sheriff Randy McClaflin, the state has assessed Michael A. Nelson, 23, of Valley City as a high risk sex offender. Nelson was convicted in Dec. 2009 for corruption or solicitation of minors.
A nine-member committee recently reviewed his file and changed his assessment to high risk.
Nelson is currently on work release and is employed by Quality Refinishing, 1100 Seventh Street, Southeast in Valley City.
Hospice of the Red River Valley invites health care professionals to its January Lunch and Learn offerings as it continues to explore various topics related to end-of-life care.
Sessions at Hospice offices in Valley City, Lisbon, N.D., and Detroit Lakes, Minn., will be through video conferencing with the Fargo office where the live presentation will take place.
Bonnie Oelschlager, a spokeswoman for the hospice, said Friday there will be no charge to participate in the sessions, â€śand they will be able to attend via video-conferencing technology.â€ť
Valley City Commissioners discussed its options in an ongoing 9-1-1 struggle with Barnes County as well as special assessments during a special meeting on Friday.
The 9-1-1 issue, or who will eventually control the system, has been a point of contention for months.
Currently, the city and county share the costs of running the 9-1-1 system. 9-1-1 operations are contracted out to the city by Barnes County and is operated from the Valley City Police Department.
Students at Valley City State University will begin their first week of classes in January in the new addition of the Rhoades Science Center, President Steve Shirley said Friday.
â€śItâ€™s essentially a two-part project, the renovation of the existing facility and the expansion,â€ť he said. The 28,000-square-foot expansion is almost complete, and theyâ€™re just getting down to final crunch time.
Valley City Commissioners agreed today that if Barnes County pursues its campaign to take control of the 9-1-1 system, they will also have to take total financial responsibility of it. Mary Lee Neilson said after a special meeting today that the city commission also agreed that antiquated 9-1-1 equipment should not be moved to a different location until it has been replaced.
Read the entire story in Monday's Times-Record.
Well would you look at that. Another 365 days have passed. In my head I donâ€™t resolve to make and stick to any resolutions. Iâ€™ve determined that life is just an adventure of choices. I chose good this year- for the most part. I made a few mistakes but all of them led me to a conviction that either taught me something or helped me to teach somebody else.