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November 4th, 2014
Unofficial numbers are in; Valley City Ballot Measures 2 and 3 passed Tuesday paving the way for the community-based Valley Health, Wellness and Physical Education Center and funding for permanent flood protection in the city.
Valley City Measure 3, which passed by slim margin with a 1,184 to 1,132 vote, will extend a current 1/2 percent city sales tax, originally approved for funding of the the Hi-Liner Activity Center, and allocate no more than 17 percent of the tax â€“ up to $3,000,000 â€“ to the Valley City Health Wellness and Physical Education Center.
With all 15 Barnes County precincts reporting, Mike Metcalf leads Phil Leitner 311 (54 percent) votes to 257 (45 percent) for the Barnes County Commission District 2 seat, and Bill Carlblom leads Ryan Mathis 321 (57 percent) votes to 232 (41 percent) for the Barnes County District 3 seat.
All 15 Barnes County precincts report 61 percent no votes and 38 percent on Barnes County Measure 1, which increases the fee of $1 per month per communication connection be increased to $1.50 per month.
Valley City voters at the polls approved Valley City Measures 2 and 3, which take an existing half percent sales tax, currently being used to fund the Hi-Liner Activity Center, to help pay for flood protection and the proposed Valley City Health, Wellness and Physical Education, respectively.
Valley City voters at the polls opposed Valley City Measure 1, which allows the Valley City City Commission to grant a property tax exemption to a new or expanding retail sector business during the taxable year 2015 or 2016, by 33 votes.
Voting was going slowly, but steady in the Barnes County Courthouse at 2 p.m. election day.
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Stoudt-Ross Ford and Valley City State University's V-500 scholarship program are partnering to help raise up to $6,000 in support of V-500 as part of Ford Motor Company's Drive 4 UR Community program. More in Tuesday's Times-Record.
More than a dozen judges, plus lawyers, and North Dakota's governor and lieutenant governor were in Valley City Friday for the official investiture for new Southeast Judicial District Judge Jerod E. Tufte.
North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple said he appointed Tufte, a former member of his staff, to serve as a judge until the 2016 election. More in Tuesday's issue of the Times-Record.
Four Valley City residents were arrested Saturday on charges including aggravated assault, possession of stolen property and criminal mischief stemming from two area burglaries.
Sumaya S. Hassan, 23; Sidhassan Isac, 19; Sidali Isac, 23; and Adan Mohamud, 21, were charged with burglary and possession of stolen property for a burglary occurring at 256 Sixth Avenue in Valley City.
The driver of this truck was injured and Lifeflighted to a Fargo hospital when it rolled on North Dakota Highway 32 about 4 miles north of Oriska about 9:40 a.m. Monday.
Sam Bishop won first place in the Wells Fargo Bank employee Halloween pumpkin decorating contest with this swan which she made with a pumpkin and a gourd. See more decorated pumpkins and the nerdy staff in Monday's Times-Record.