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October 3rd, 2013

BC Nixes Campground For Second Time

October 3, 2013

Karen Anderson and Scott Cole may never be allowed to construct a campgrounds in Getchell Township near Lake Ashtabula.
The couple appeared before Barnes County Commissioners a second time Monday, armed with signatures of 16 township residents who were willing to go on record not opposing the proposed 20-spot campgrounds.
More in Thursday's issue of the Times-Record.

October 2nd

UPDATE: VCSU Student Arrested on Murder Charges

October 2, 2013

A Valley City State University student was arrested there Tuesday on charges of second degree murder and attempted murder following a shooting at a Minneapolis, Minn. nightclub.
Cedric Chappell, Jr., 21, formerly of Minneapolis, was charged Tuesday with fatally shooting Willie Smith, III, 22, of St. Paul, Minn., and injuring an unidentified man outside a Minneapolis bar in the early hours of Sunday, according to Hennepin County, Minn. Attorney Michael O. Freeman.

Fire Destroys Shed Near Valley City

October 2, 2013

Fire destroyed a shed east of Valley City Tuesday. While firefighters from the Barnes County Rural Fire Department were able to contain the fire before it spread to an adjacent house, several beehives and barrels of honey along with honeying equipment, a camper and other vehicles were lost in the blaze.

Lawsuit Against Valley City Dismissed

October 2, 2013

A $25,000 lawsuit against the City of Valley City has been dismissed.
The lawsuit, filed in small claims court by Nathan Preston and Jeanine Russell earlier this summer, was dismissed by Judge Jay Schmitz on Sept. 1, on the grounds that it was an inappropriate forum for a constitutional issue and that it exceeded the monetary limits of small claims court, which is set at $15,000.

VCSU to Hold Ribbon-Cutting for Rhoades Science Center on Friday

October 2, 2013

Valley City State University will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house for the renovated and expanded L.D. Rhoades Science Center on the VCSU campus on Friday, Oct. 4, at 1:30 p.m.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony will include remarks by Drew Wrigley, North Dakota lieutenant governor; Steven W. Shirley, VCSU president; Kirsten Baesler, North Dakota superintendent of public instruction and VCSU alumna; and Ray Holmberg, North Dakota District 17 state senator and chair of the appropriations committee.

Barnes County Talks 2014 Budget

October 2, 2013

Barnes County Commissioners reached no agreement on a 2014 budget that ranged from the same 99 mills paid by residents this year to a 10-mill increase to 109 mills during a two-hour plus discussion Monday.
Commissioners failed to reach agreement on attempts to cut the proposed budget from 109 mills down to as low as 99.5 mills.
More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.

October 1st

City Lights Gets High Review

October 1, 2013

A Jamestown-based magazine gave City Lights Supper Club and Your Neighborhood Pub a top review in its September publication.
The Rumbler Magazine, put out monthly by motor club James Valley Street Machines, gave the restaurant and bar four out of four stars, after evaluators received desirable service and food. They ordered lodge prime rib and salmon with almandine crust, and their server was Ashley Forster.
The club has a team of six reviewers that dine at area restaurants and review them, president Skovy said. The magazine reaches about 3,600 readers in a 40-mile radius.

Government Shutdown Would Have Local Effect

October 1, 2013

Both the U.S. Postal Service and Baldhill Dam will remain open, and social security and military checks would continue being sent out if the U.S. Government is closed today due to no agreement being reached between the U.S. House and Senate.
Local U.S. Government employees who could be furloughed without a budget deal are U.S. Department of Agriculture employees, the National Fish and Wildlife Service and full-time National Guard employees.

Sheyenne Care Center Celebrates 75 Years

October 1, 2013

The Sheyenne Care Center will celebrate 75 years of operation Wednesday with a full afternoon of events planned for the community to attend. After opening in 1938, the nursing home has gone through many milestones that have made it what it is today. Administrator Craig Christianson says support from the community is the reason the program has been so successful and lasted this long.
The celebration begins at 1:30 p.m. with a services fair in the lobby area of the nursing home. The fair will feature display booths showcasing the various services SCC offers.

Drug Court: A New Option for Young Addicts

October 1, 2013

Andrew is 24 and has already been in prison.
In 2012, Andrew was arrested for delivering marijuana, a felony in North Dakota. After spending several days in a county jail, a few months in the state penitentiary in Bismarck, and five months in a half-way house, he's staying clean – he's determined not to go back. "I'm still on parole," Andrew said. "If I mess up now, I have to start my whole sentence over. If I just keep my nose clean, and I don't have to worry about going back."

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