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September 26th, 2012
The debate over Measure 5 is gathering steam across the state, and while supporters and detractors agree stiffer penalties are needed in cases of animal cruelty, they cannot agree on the wording of the proposed law.
Karen Thunshelle, of the North Dakotans to Stop Animal Cruelty (NDSAC) is the campaign manager for Measure 5. She said passing the initiative should be a âno-brainerâ to anyone who reads the legislation.
Kathy Jacobson, owner of Bloom âNâ Crafts, and Debbie White, owner of Dakota Rose Floral, both of Valley City, started working in the floral industry together in the 1970s for Carol Jacobson at CJ Floral. Since that time, both women have independently run successful floral businesses, and now, they meet again, only, this time, White is buying Jacobsonâs business.
White has bought all of Jacobsonâs inventory, including her crafts, and will operate the business at the Dakota Rose location starting Oct. 1.
âItâs like we kind of came full circle,â Jacobson said.
More overload fees have been handed down to truck owners and operators by the North Dakota Highway Patrol so far in 2012 than in all of 2011.
The NDHP said as of Sept. 18, troopers have cited 1,295 overload violations, which amounts to $2.1 million overload fees alone, compared to $1.9 million in 2011. The agency has also found a number of safety violations as well.
Excessively heavy vehicles that exceed the state limits cause damage to roadway surfaces, which in turn causes potential hazards for motorists.
After hearing the news that after 25 years there would no longer be Coats for Kids Project in the Red River Valley, Faith in Actionâs advisory board knew they needed to keep this project going locally.
âThrough the partnership with Essentia Health Clinic and local physician and businessman Paul Diegel, we are assured it will happen,â said Faith In Action director Vicki Grafing in a release.
The National Fire Protection Association issued a nation-wide warning late last week about an amplified risk of wildfires. The NFPA said after some of the hottest and driest weather on record, this yearâs wildfires are larger than in past years, and homeowners in communities throughout the nation are urged to take action to reduce the risk of home and property loss.
Bill Cruff of Rogers grew a 31 pound head of cabbage over the growing season. He planted the cabbage he got from Bettinâs in March, and in September, he found the biggest head of cabbage heâs ever grownâwhat he calls a âmammoth cabbageâin his garden.
Cruff said he plans to give the cabbage to the food pantry, but not before bringing it to the Sheyenne Care Center to show the residents. He plans to wheel it around in a wheelchair.
Special to the Times-Record
Clay Elliot of Sanborn shot this 6-1/2 foot arctic grizzly on the first day of a 10-day hunt Aug. 31 on the south slope of the Brooks Range in Alaska, about 260 miles northeast of Fairbanks.
Time is ticking for the demolition of the three remaining Barnes County properties bought out by FEMA following the 2009 flood.
The county commission met Friday morning to approve an agreement giving the contractor hired for the demolition an extra two weeks to tear down three houses. Plecityâs Excavating, LLC, of Valley City, has until Oct. 15 to demolish the properties. The countyâs deadline with FEMA to have the work completed is Nov. 1.
âWe just donât have any wiggle room,â said Commissioner Rodger Berntson.
If you like parades and football games, then youâre in luckâthis weekâs full of them.
Valley City High School and Valley City State University both celebrate homecoming this week. Both schools will host a variety of activities for their students, and the week will end with parades, football and dances.
Monday, VCSU students will meet their homecoming court at 8 p.m. in Vangstad Auditorium. Following, self-trained hypnotist Chris Jones will entertain students with his unique act.
Nearly 100 District 24 Republican faithful gathered Saturday evening at Chautauqua Park for what the local party promises to be the first annual District 24 Republican Pig Roast.
People of all ages, from babies in arms to senior citizens gathered for the combination social and fundraising event with a chance to listen to candidates and bring home political yard signs for their favorite candidates.
Major speakers during the evening included District 24 Republican State House candidates Dwight Keifert and Myrene Peterson and District 24 State Senate candidate Keith Hovland.