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January 9th, 2015

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Things to Know for Today

January 9, 2015

Some of the stories that will be talked about today: House Republicans are on track to pass legislation to authorize the construction of the contentious Keystone XL oil pipeline. It's still not immediately clear even within the Obama administration whether rogue hackers or other governments disrupted North Korea's networks last month. Obama administration officials are not providing any details about the proposal to give every American student two years of community college for free... no word on where the money would come to pay for it.

BC OKs Stutsman Jail Contract

January 9, 2015

At a regular Barnes County Commission meeting Tuesday commissioners voted 5-0 to authorize Barnes County Sheriff Randy McClaflin to contract with Stutsman County to house Barnes County prisoners when the jail in Valley City is full. More in Friday's Times-Record.

BC Wildlife Club Recognizes Members

January 9, 2015

The Barnes County Wildlife Club gave away three awards at its annual membership and landowner appreciation supper Wednesday evening at the Valley City Eagles Club. More in Friday's Times-Record.

New Phone Scam Hits Area

January 9, 2015

A new phone scam involving an angry man claiming to be the victim of a hit-and-run accident has hit the area.

The scam involves using a spoofed phone number so it appears to be a call from a local number. The caller, who is usually belligerent, claims the victim damaged his vehicle and demands insurance information and/or payment for the damages.

More in Friday's Times-Record.

VCSU Welcomes New President with Reception

January 9, 2015

Valley City and Barnes County had a chance to meet new Valley City State University President Dr. Tisa Mason in an informal reception from 4–6 p.m., Wednesday in the Student Center Skoal Room on the VCSU campus.

January 8th

Local Schools Cancel Activities

January 8, 2015

The following Valley City Public Schools activities have been cancelled due to poor weather conditions:

Gymnastics in Wahpeton: make-up date to be determined
Girls hockey in Jamestown: make-up date to be determined
Junior high boys basketball in Carrington: no make-up
Ninth-grade girls basketball in Enderlin: no make-up

Practices will still be held on time. That may change and and will be announced if conditions worsen.

NDDot Issues Travel Alert for Valley City

January 8, 2015

The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) and the North Dakota Highway Patrol (NDHP) has extended a Travel Alert for the Devils Lake, Valley City, Grand Forks and surrounding areas in the northeast region of the state due to blowing and drifting snow creating reduced visibility. A Travel Alert means conditions are such that motorists can still travel in these areas, but should be advised of rapidly changing conditions. Motorists are encouraged to reduce speeds and drive according to the conditions.

VC Sets License Fees for Dogs and Cats

January 8, 2015

Valley City City Commissioners approved a resolution setting license fees for Valley City pets at its regular meeting Tuesday.

Under the new ordinance, which was written with advisement from the Sheyenne Valley Friends of Animals, the license fees for dogs and cats will be $15 for two years payable at the Valley City Police Department.

More in Thursday's Times-Record.

Smoke Detectors: Not all the Same

January 8, 2015

While fire burned in Cassie Earle's attic for at least a day before smoke woke her daughter who alerted the family, her smoke detectors, recently purchased and armed with new batteries, remained silent while the family slept.

VCSU Online Programs Ranked Highly

January 8, 2015

Both of Valley City State University’s online degree programs ― its Master of Education (M.Ed.) and Bachelor’s Degree programs ― have been nationally ranked in the 2015 U.S. NewsBest Online Programs. More in Thursday's Times-Record.


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