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September 26th, 2012

Animal Groups Split on Measure 5

September 26, 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 “no-brainer” to anyone who reads the legislation.

Bloom ‘N’ Crafts Owner Retiring

September 26, 2012

Kathy Jacobson, owner of Bloom ‘N’ 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 Jacobson’s business.

White has bought all of Jacobson’s inventory, including her crafts, and will operate the business at the Dakota Rose location starting Oct. 1.
“It’s like we kind of came full circle,” Jacobson said.

September 25th

Truck Violations Up in 2012

September 25, 2012

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.

Faith in Action Picks Up Coats for Kids

September 25, 2012

After hearing the news that after 25 years there would no longer be Coats for Kids Project in the Red River Valley, Faith in Action’s advisory board knew they needed to keep this project going locally.

“Through the partnership with Essentia Health Clinic and local physician and businessman Paul Diegel, we are assured it will happen,” said Faith In Action director Vicki Grafing in a release.

Wildfire Risk Up Across the Nation

September 25, 2012

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 year’s 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.

‘Mammoth Cabbage’

September 25, 2012

Heidi Harris/Times-Record
Bill Cruff of Rogers grew a 31 pound head of cabbage over the growing season. He planted the cabbage he got from Bettin’s in March, and in September, he found the biggest head of cabbage he’s ever grown—what he calls a “mammoth cabbage—in 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.

Really Big Bear

September 25, 2012

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.

September 24th

County Waits On Buyout Demolition

September 24, 2012

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. Plecity’s Excavating, LLC, of Valley City, has until Oct. 15 to demolish the properties. The county’s deadline with FEMA to have the work completed is Nov. 1.

“We just don’t have any wiggle room,” said Commissioner Rodger Berntson.

VCSU, VCHS Celebrate Homecoming This Week

September 24, 2012

If you like parades and football games, then you’re in luck—this week’s 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.

Republican Pig Roast Attracts 100

September 24, 2012

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.

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