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December 30th

Bubba's Road Home Was Rocky

December 30, 2013

Matt Milledge's dog Bubba is finally back home after he ran away from a farm where he was being temporarily boarded, but it took a trip to court and retrieving the animal from the woman who adopted the animal from the Sheyenne Valley Friends of Animals. More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record.

December 27th

BC Hears Objections After SA Appointment

December 27, 2013

Barnes County heard objections to hiring Carl Martineck states attorney after Lee Grossmann leaves after his appointment Dec. 17. More in Friday's issue of the Times-Record.

VC Considered for Plant Site

December 27, 2013

Valley City is one of five cities the Green Vision Group is looking at as a home for an energy beet plant, said Randy Grueneich, Barnes County extension agent. More in Friday's issue of the Times-Record.

BCBS Adds Jobs This Year

December 27, 2013

Blue Cross Blue Shield's call center in Valley City recently added eight jobs to its office, bringing a total of 19 employees. An Economic Policy Institute study showed that each of the eight new jobs adds approximately $115,000 in economic impact, which is close to $1 million total.
Linda Skramstad, the call center's team leader, said eight new employees started Sept. 16. She said the jobs were added because it was anticipated they'd need more customer service representatives based on the new healthcare reform.
More in Friday's Times-Record.

December 26th

Ag Cab Lab Installed

December 26, 2013

After a couple weeks of preparation, Great Plains STEM Center executive Director Dr. David DeMuth Jr. got an Ag Cab Lab installed at the Barnes County Historical Society Museum Friday. More in Thursday's issue of the Times-Record.

BC Adds Regulatory Funding

December 26, 2013

Barnes County has agreed to add $500 to its 2013 funding of the regional truck regulatory office, and hold off on increasing its 2014 truck regulatory contribution by $5,000, to make certain the other three counties paying for the program also add $5,000 each. More in Thursday's issue of the Times-Record.

December 24th

Commissioners: No Voting Changes

December 24, 2013

Barnes County Commissioners have decided to make no immediate changes in the number of poling places on election day after sponsoring a informational meeting for the public Dec. 5. More in Tuesday's issue of the Times-Record.

December 23rd

Pizza Corner Hero Gets Award

December 23, 2013

A Pizza Corner employee who saved a woman's life in October was recently given the Valley City Area Chamber of Commerce's monthly customer service award.
David McDonald said he's felt support and welcoming from the community ever since an article appeared in the Times-Record about McDonald's heroic act when he saved an elderly woman from choking at the restaurant the evening of Oct. 23.
Read more in Monday's Times-Record.

Where are They Now? Niki Nelson Full Circle

December 23, 2013

Valley City High School graduate Niki Nelson always knew she would go into accounting or finance, and she did. Read about Niki in the latest installment of "Where are They Now?" in Monday's Valley City Times-Record.

BC OKs Seeking Grant

December 23, 2013

Barnes County Commissioners have authorized Southeastern District Clerk of Court Wanda Auka apply for a court facility grant from the North Dakota court system to create a permanent jury room, covering 75 percent of the estimated $32,500 total cost. More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record.

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