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January 5th, 2012

Commissioner candidate Q&A: Dewey Magnuson

January 5, 2012

The candidates for the Jan. 24 recall election recently sat down with the T-R to share some of their views. City commission candidate Dewey Magnuson's interview appears below.

Duane (Dewey) Magnuson
Occupation: Employed with Perkins, Inc., since 1991
Education: 1987 graduate of VCHS, 1988 NDSCS diploma in Parts Management.
Family: Wife Darci, children Abby and Max, parents LeRoy and Karen, and brother Scott (Debbie) Magnuson.
Organizatons: Joined VC Fire Department in 1993, currently a member of VC/Barnes County Rescue Squad, certified diver and first responder.

Commissioner candidate Q&A: Ken Evenson

January 5, 2012

The candidates for the Jan. 24 recall election recently sat down with the T-R to share some of their views. Incumbent Commissioner Ken Evenson is up against Dewey Magnuson to decide who will fill out the remaining two years of the four-year term ending in 2014.
Commissioner candidate Ken Evenson's interview appears below.

Ken Evenson, current City Commissioner, (middle of third term).
Occupation: Electrical lineman for Cass County Electric, 20+ years, and for City of Valley City, 20+ years.
Education:
Family: Wife Dotty, daughter Debbie and son Jeffrey.

January 4th

Manhunt suspect pleads guilty on escape charge

January 4, 2012

A convicted sex offender who escaped from a prison transport van in eastern Barnes County in October 2011 changed his plea to "guilty" in Barnes County District Court Wednesday morning.

Joseph Matthew Megna, 30, was being transported from Florida to Washington state after being arrested on a warrant out of Franklin County, Wash. Megna fled the unlocked Extradition Transport of America van at the I-94 rest stop between Tower City and Oriska on Oct. 4, and was apprehended the next afternoon following a 22-hour manhunt.

VCSU announces Roll of Honor, Dean's List

January 4, 2012

 Valley City State University has released a list of students who received academic honors for the fall semester of 2011.
 
THE PRESIDENT’S ROLL OF HONOR:
 
The President’s Roll of Honor recognizes students who complete 12 semester hours or more with a grade point average of 4.0.
 
Aman, Ashlynn, Richardton, ND
Andersen, Apryl Elaine, Fargo, ND
Armstrong, Marcie D'ora, Rolette, ND
Bartholmy, Rachel, Scranton, ND
Bevan, Hayley, Valley City, ND
Bindas, Amanda Jo, Oxbow, ND
Bollingberg, Signe Ann, Fessenden, ND
Borkowski, Kathryn M, Fargo, ND
Brown, Amanda, Valley City, ND

January 3rd

VC Mayor candidate Q&A: Dean Ross

January 3, 2012

The candidates for the Jan. 24 recall election recently sat down with the T-R to share some of their views. Mayor candidate Dean Ross's interview appears below.

Dean Ross

Occupation: Officer with Valley City Police Department, 1973-2000, Chief of Police 2000-2011
Education: B.S. in Agricultural Economics from NDSU
Family: Wife Deb, daughter Jennifer (Bryan) Kriewald, son Michael (Erica) Ross, and four grandchildren.
Organizatons: Member of Our Savior's Church, ND Peace Officers Association, Fraternal Order of Police, and Valley City Eagles.

VC Mayor candidate Q&A: Bob Werkhoven

January 3, 2012

The candidates for the Jan. 24 recall election recently sat down with the T-R to share some of their views. Mayor candidate Bob Werkhoven's interview appears below.

Bob Werkhoven, current Valley City Mayor (term began June 2010)

Occupation: (retired) Former District Engineer at the North Dakota Department of Transportation.
Education: B.S. Civil Engineering from NDSU, Associate Degree Wildlife Management from Bottineau School of Forestry.
Family: Wife Darlene and children Dawn, (West Fargo) Dan (Valley City) and David (Jamestown).

Fewer funds for flood repairs

January 3, 2012

In a memo from the North Dakota Department of Transportation to officials in the state, Local Government Engineer Paul Benning said that the state will receive $100 million less than needed to repair flood damage.

December 30th, 2011

Flooding ranked top 2011 N.D. headline

December 30, 2011

BISMARCK, N.D. — Few cities were slammed as hard as Minot, N.D., by the spring and summer flooding that ravaged the Great Plains.

The devastation from the swollen Souris River forced thousands to flee their homes and drew the national spotlight when The Black Eyed Peas performed a benefit concert there.

The flooding, which ultimately damaged more than 4,000 properties in Minot, Bismarck and beyond, was rated North Dakota's biggest story of 2011, based on a survey of print and broadcast members of The Associated Press.

December 29th

Kettle drive doubles goal, raises $44K

December 29, 2011

After setting out to raise $22,000 with this year's red kettle donation campaign, the Barnes County Salvation Army Unit is proud to report that county residents have helped them shatter their goal.
"This year, we raised $44,736. It's just unbelievable," said Barnes County Salvation Army Chairman Lee Isensee.

Annexation rolls on

December 29, 2011

An area south of Valley City, including Woodland Park and several surrounding businesses, was recently annexed into city limits.

A court decision handed down last week will allow the City of Valley City to annex property north of 35th Street SE between the Kathryn Road and the Sheyenne River and south of I-94 into city limits.

Valley City Babe Ruth scored five runs in the sixth inning of Tuesday’s District 6 Tournament...
Harvey led visiting Legion Post 60 3-1 through four innings on Monday night, but impending weather...
Dawson Dietrich scored on a wild bases-loaded pitch in the second inning of Monday’s District 6...

 

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