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March 25th, 2014
A replica of an antique microphone was recently stolen from the Barnes County Historical Society Museum.
Not a real microphone, the replica is actually made of a coffee pot heating element and two sink drain plugs fashioned to make it look like a microphone. An NBC logo on the device is also a replica, according to Wes Anderson, museum curator.
"It is fake and has no monetary value," said Anderson. The device may have been missing for a week.
There's a pretty view of the Sheyenne River from the top floor of Brandon Nadeau's two-story home, where he lives with his wife and two kids.
But that view is getting more expensive for the Nadeaus, who pay $2,800 a year in flood insurance. That's up 17 percent from 2013, which came after a 14 percent jump in 2012.
The Barnes County Wildlife Federation is looking for a new location for an indoor archery range in Valley City. More in Tuesday's issue of the Times-Record.
The District 24 Republicans held a breakfast get-together in Valley City Saturday with North Dakota Representative Dwight Kiefert on-hand to meet with constituents. Budget Burger restaurant was the venue for Kiefert and District 24 officials to meet and greet area residents.
More in Monday's Times-Record.
City Park's band shell that was damaged from two floods will soon get a new foundation, which marks the first phase of making the structure safe again for the community to use. Tyler Jacobson, director of Valley City Parks and Recreation, said Friday that they've awarded contracts for the construction of the new foundation and moving of the band shell sometime this spring.
Barnes County officials are united in an effort to continue having a Southeast Judicial District judge based in Valley City after Judge John T. Paulson retires June 3. More in Monday's Times-Record.
Arrest numbers in Valley City are up, a trend attributed to having a full staff at the Valley City Police Department along with more emphasis put on reporting, according to the VCPD 2013 annual report released this week by VCPD Police Chief Fred Thompson.
Valley City bar, the Captain's Pub, recently started a beer pong league and hopes to attract more players for another round this summer or early fall.
Pub Manager Jonathan Daluge said he started the league to try and bring college students back into the bar. Several players agree being a part of the league gives them something fun to do with their friends on a Thursday evening.
More in Friday's Times-Record.
Only one initiated constitutional petition was submitted and approved early enough to make the June 10 primary election ballot, said Al Jaeger, North Dakota Secretary of State. More in Friday's issue of the Times-Record.
Barnes County Attorney Carl Martineck and new assistant State's Attorney Tonya Duffy will be making the same salaries that former State's Attorney Lee Grossman and his assistant were making when Grossman left in February. More in Friday's issue of the Times-Record.