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May 11th, 2012

Fire & Rescue Squad Recovers Woman’s Body From Sheyenne River in Valley City

May 11, 2012

VALLEY CITY (NewsDakota.com) Authorities say a Valley City woman died today after she went into the Sheyenne River. The woman’s body was recovered in the river by Barnes County and Valley City Fire and Rescue Squad members Friday morning around 8:30.

Fire Chief Gary Retterath says members from the Valley City public works department working on lift station number one saw a woman in the river about 8:20 Friday morning.

Weekend weather looks promising

May 11, 2012

National Weather Service meteorologist Peter Rogers in Grand Forks said Thursday after a week of wildly ranging weather, the weekend is looking like it will shape up nicely.

“Looks like a good weekend overall,” said Rogers. “Precipitation-wise we’re going to be dry all weekend, region-wide, not just in the Valley City area.”

Man walking across U.S. finds despair, resilience

May 11, 2012

Bruce Maynard from Bellingham, Wash., says he is used to a “pretty good living.”

“I like five-star restaurants; I like cruises around the world; I like a beautiful home and my gorgeous ocean-going yacht, all those kinds of things, not to mention my gorgeous wife,” he said as he walked across Eckelson Lake on County Road 22. “So in the last 24 months, I have lost everything.”

CVB celebrates tourism week with fountain unveiling

May 11, 2012

The Valley City Convention and Visitors Bureau, whose primary purpose is bringing visitors to the area, had a lot to celebrate Thursday. As part of National Tourism Week, the CVB celebrated new additions to Valley City.

“Tourism has been on the rise in Valley City as evidenced by increased accommodation tax collections and a rise in the food and beverage tax amount.  These are two funds that help quantify the number of visitors in the area.  Visitors signing in at the Rosebud Visitor Center has averaged over 2,000 a year,” said Mary Lee Nielson, marketing director of CVB.

May 10th

‘Little Sturgis of the North’

May 10, 2012

The 16th annual Cavalier Motorcycle Ride-In, “Little Sturgis of the North”, will be held in Cavalier, N.D., on Saturday, June 16th with other activities scheduled June 15 and 17.

Nick Faure named VCSU Valedictorian is

May 10, 2012

When Nick Faure began his four-year career at Valley City State University, he didn’t expect to have the opportunity to study abroad twice as well as play a key role in starting the Pre-Professional Club.
Faure, a Valley City native, took on the challenge of three majors: Chemistry, Health Science, and Biology. He was also involved in a number of activities on campus: he was president of the Pre-Professional Club, a member of Student Center, a Viking Ambassador and was involved in Spanish Club and the Environmental Task Force.

VCHS advisors win awards, NFLer speaks

May 10, 2012

Three Valley City High School staff members were recognized as “Advisors of the Year” for the “Fuel Up to Play 60 Program,” an in-school nutrition and physical activity program developed by the National Dairy Council, Midwest Dairy Council and the National Football League.

Food and consumer sciences teacher Beth Beckers, Sue Milender, the schools food services director, and physical education instructor Trevor Bakalar received their awards at a presentation at the VCHS theater on Wednesday, which included a visit from former NFL player John Taylor.

Don Mugan retiring from VCSU

May 10, 2012

Valley City State University technology education Professor and Great Plains STEM Education Center director Donald Mugan retires June 15 after 39 years as a teacher and administrator at VCSU.

His family and friends are invited to an open house from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Friday at the Valley City Eagles Aerie “to wish him well,” said Mugan’s daughter Bridget Mugan Rohan Wednesday.

STEM stands for Science Technology Engineering Mathematics.

It is a new way of looking at science and math education to make the disciplines more attractive to the current generation of students.

May 9th

Your Health: So, just what is new in nutrition?

May 9, 2012

Nutrition is constantly changing. Below you’ll read about both changes and some new research information.

Simplified food safety temperatures for meat. Food poisoning is a major concern, so it’s important to cook meat to the correct temperature.
If you undercook meat, salmonella may still be lurking and you will become ill.

With pork there is no need to worry about trichinosis anymore. This parasitic roundworm has not been a problem in commercially produce pork for years.

The USDA has now simplified the government’s recommendations for safe cooking temperatures.

VC awarded $513K for stabilization

May 9, 2012

Valley City Tuesday learned Gov. Dalrymple has agreed to give the city $513,447 in Community Development Block Grants to help pay for emergency riverbank stabilization along Main Street.

City Administrator David Schelkopf said Tuesday the grant money will allow Valley City to repair riverbank from west of the Elks walking bridge to the first building past a retaining wall on the north bank of the river.

The CDBG funds are designated for vital infrastructure improvements of $250,000 in the city of Cooperstown and $513,447 in the city of Valley City.

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