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July 12th, 2012
Barnes County is among the healthiest counties in North Dakota according to the University of Wisconsin.
The UWâ€™s Population Health Institute recently released its 2012 County Health Rankings and Roadmaps report, which found that Barnes Ranks No. 2 in the â€śHealth Outcomesâ€ť category, second only to Griggs County. Under â€śHealth Factors,â€ť Barnes was fifth, behind Bowman, Cass, Griggs and Burleigh.
â€śI probably donâ€™t need to tell anyone here that thereâ€™s a significant flood risk in Valley City. Youâ€™ve all lived through it and been through flood fighting efforts,â€ť began Sierra Schroeder of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during a half-hour slide show presentation during a public forum Tuesday.
A light but vocal crowd attended the evening meeting, which was hosted by the Corps and the City of Valley City, that gave residents the opportunity to speak with officials from the Corps about permanent flood protection in Valley City.
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Flowers growing in containers may need to be watered daily. Hanging baskets of fuchsias and other flowers are especially prone to drying out.
A layer of mulch in containers can reduce watering needs.
Remove flowers in the garden after they fade. This is called deadheading. In this way, the plant wonâ€™t waste any energy on producing seed in these faded flowers. Rather, the plant will spend its energy on producing new flowers.
A local contractor will have to wait one more month to find out when he will be paid in a development that had one member of the Barnes County Water Resource District Board calling for the resignation of another.
On Monday, the board moved to rescind a motion from last monthâ€™s meeting to pay for work done on â€śLegal Drain No. 2,â€ť and will decide how to proceed next month based on whether board member Duane Lettenmaier will pay the bills personally or not.
The five-day search for a missing Valley City State University student ended Monday on the northern rim of the Grand Canyon.
Valley City Police Chief Fred Thompson held a press conference Tuesday afternoon stating that the Coconino County Sheriffâ€™s Department in Arizona informed VCPD hours earlier they had located 22-year-old Amber Glatt, who suffers from reccurring amnesia.
â€śThe missing persons part of it (this case) is closed,â€ť Thompson said. â€śThereâ€™s a few other details we want to clear up and we will work to do that before we officially close everything.â€ť
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Amanda Grafing of Valley City, along with Paul Leier, owner/operator of Big Hammer Music Entertainment, will be providing music on Wednesday, July 11th at the Courthouse Lawn starting at 7:15 pm.
Amanda graduated from VCHS in 2007. After graduation she was hired by John Deere Seeding Group where she is about to complete her 5th year.
Paul LeierÂ is the owner and operator of Big Hammer Music Entertainment. He has been doing DJ - Karaoke since 1995 in Twin Cities and North Dakota Area.
The majority of Mondayâ€™s regular meeting of the Barnes County Water Resource District was spent reviewing the status of past, present and future water projects the board has been involved with in the county.
The expansion of local lakes has been a frequent focus of the board and Monday was no exception.
Bethany Reiten combines her love for animals and writing in a 4-H service project, which she says has helped her learn that helping others is an important part of life.
A Valley City woman who went missing last week has made contact with her mother.
Amber Glatt, 22, a Valley City State University student who has been missing since July 4, called her mother from a pay phone late Monday evening. It was the first time anyone had heard from her in nearly a week.
â€śItâ€™s a huge relief,â€ť Glattâ€™s Mother, Amy Rines, said late Monday night. â€śI will see her tomorrow. The airports are closed tonight or else weâ€™d be going tonight.â€ť
Glatt has had bouts of reoccurring amnesia since suffering a head injury in 2010.
JAMESTOWN â€” As Shar Bernsâ€™ husband looked her in the eyes and told her that her best friend, a woman she had come to love in the past eight years, was dead, Berns could hardly muster a response.
â€śWe were supposed to have lunch next Thursday. It just, it just doesnâ€™t seem real,â€ť she said.
Her friend, Allison Deutscher, 36, along with her husband Aaron, 34, and 18-month-old daughter Brielle, of West Fargo, were killed Friday evening in a head-on collision on Interstate 94 west of Jamestown.