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February 27th, 2012
VALLEY CITY (Midwest Dairy Association) To help commemorate the 75th Anniversary of North Dakota Winter Show, dairy farmers have invited Viktor, the Minnesota Vikings mascot, to meet fans, pose for photos and sign autographs. Viktor will be appearing at the show from 1-3 p.m., Thursday, March 8, near the Midwest Dairy Association milkshake stand inside the North Dakota Winter Show building.
It was a far cry from bulls, broncs and cowboys at the Winter Show main arena Saturday night.
In a venue usually accustomed to hosting rodeos and livestock shows, the atmosphere was slightly different, with blaring hip hop entrance music, a scantily clad ring girl and intensely focused fighters pacing the floor in anticipation of the next fight.
Hundreds of fans had come from as close as Jamestown and as far as the Turtle Mountain Reservation to witness a first in Valley City: mixed martial arts cage fighting.
An 18-year-old Valley City man died following a single-vehicle rollover on Thursday night.
A 2004 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Dillon Kapaun, a senior at Valley City High School, was observed driving south out of town on County Road 21 by a Valley City Police Officer who saw sparks emitting from the front left wheel assembly.
A caller to the Valley City Police Department reported a pick-up had hit the bridge on Viking Drive prior to the rollover, and Sgt. Josh Rude with the Highway Patrol confirmed it was the same vehicle.
Mild weather and a sense of civic duty have brought large numbers of voters to City Hall to participate in the mayoral and commissioner recall election.
"It's been constant," said election clerk Ellen Bolstad of the crowds at City Hall.
"There's been maybe a few 10 to 15 minute lulls, but somebody's here all the time," election judge Dorothy Olson said of the healthy turnout. "That's what you have elections for, though."
The North Dakota State University Extension Service has set dates for agricultural seminars to be held in the state.
The NDSU Feedlot School is underway today and tomorrow at the Carrington Research Extension Center in Carrington. The Feedlot School is an intensive series of courses for cattle producers, feeders, backgrounders, feed industry personnel and anyone else who is interested in learning more about feedlot production, nutrition, waste management and marketing.
Local, state and federal officials are set to hold a flood preparedness town hall meeting at the Barnes County Courthouse in the Commission Meeting Room Thursday, Jan. 26 from 6-9 p.m.
Officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the state Emergency Services department, as well as representatives from the State Water Commission and local emergency services will be on hand to present and hear residents' flood concerns. Topics will include the 2012 flood outlook, as well as discussion of flood insurance and flood risk mitigation.
BISMARCK, N.D. â€“ Tax Commissioner Cory Fong and Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring will co-host a meeting with representatives of the state's agricultural organizations to discuss the 2012 agricultural land values on Wednesday, January 25. The meeting will begin at 1:30 pm in the Pioneer Room (located on the Ground Floor of the Judicial Wing of the State Capitol). Staff from the Tax Department, Department of Agriculture, along with the Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics at NDSU will be on hand for the discussion.
Time to dig out those one-cent stamps. The cost of mailing a letter inside the country is set to cost a penny more, as the U.S. Postal Service raised its First-Class Mail stamp rate from 44 to 45 cents, effective Jan. 22.
According to Valley City Postmaster Sherry Johnson, the overall price increase is small and is needed to help address the Postal Service's current financial crisis. The price hike comes on the heels of the Postal Service sustaining a $5.1 billion net loss for the fiscal year ending in September 2011.
The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) issued a Travel Alert in parts of southern and eastern North Dakota Sunday morning. The Travel Alert has been extended to include the Valley City area due to freezing rain and potential heavy snowfall creating icy and snow covered roadways. The Travel Alert now includes areas surrounding Bismarck, Jamestown and Valley City.
Relay For Life 2012 is underway after a delicious spaghetti dinner kick-off held at the Valley City Eagles Club on Saturday, January 21st. The Barnes County Relay Team entertained with Disney theme, costume contests (both adults and children)and karoakee with Hammer's Entertainment.