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October 16th, 2012

District 24 Dems Hold Roundup

October 16, 2012

Special to the Times-Record

The District 24 Democrats held their annual Fall Roundup Friday evening at the VFW Club in Valley City.

The Democratic-NPL evening featured a meal, live auction and silent auction. Special recognition was paid to retiring District 24 Representatives Phil Mueller and Ralph Metcalf.

Larry Robinson, State Senator, said, “Ralph Metcalf and Phil Muller served with distinction in the North Dakota House of Representatives.

Tractor Fire Kills Man in Litchville

October 16, 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. “His tractor caught on fire, he tried to put it out, and the fire overtook him,” McClaflin said.

Ten Pas was taken to the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, where he died from his burns, McClaflin said.

Students Invited to ‘Secrets of the Sheyenne’ on Sat.

October 16, 2012

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.

October 15th

Federal F&W Urge Visits to Wildlife Refuges

October 15, 2012

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 America’s wildlife heritage, and see what wildlife refuges are doing to conserve it.
 
“National wildlife refuges play a crucial role in conserving America’s wildlife legacy,” says U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe in a news release. “Refuges also play important roles in human communities.

BC Getting $93K for Flood Recovery

October 15, 2012

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 ND Measure 5 Strike Back

October 15, 2012

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.

“Across the country—everywhere but North Dakota and South Dakota—the worst acts of cruelty to dogs, cats and horses are considered felonies, yet these vicious crimes happen here, too,” said Karen Thunshelle, campaign manager for North Dakotans to Stop Animal Cruelty.

October 12th

Muskie Fish Program a Go

October 12, 2012

Some monsters may soon be returning to local waters.

The National Fish Hatchery near Valley City is in the process of relaunching the state’s muskie (muskellunge) program. Muskies are the largest member of the pike family, typically growing from 30 to 50 inches long.

“The rebuilding of that program is in its infancy,” said fish hatchery director Kurt Eversman.

The Blonde on the Prairie: Don’t Diagnose Yourself

October 12, 2012

Owie! If you’ve 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 – I did that thing I’ve 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 – I tease my pain.

ODC Residents Make Pride of Dakota Products

October 12, 2012

Residents at Valley City’s 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 Eagle’s Nest Bookstore.

VCSU Will Have Sat. Concert

October 12, 2012

Special to the Times-Record

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